Posts tagged as: pain relief

Feb

17
2015

Bunions: Cause & Treatments

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Bunions are bony humps that form at the base of the big toe. When this happens, the big toe will curve towards the other toes and cause the base of the toe to push towards the first metatarsal bone. It usually occurs at a joint and the entire body weight will be acting on it. This will result in tremendous pain and discomfort. Causes As we grow and develop, more pressure is acting on the foot due to the need to support the body’s entire weight. Therefore, it gets worse as age increases. Bunions is hereditary and will run inRead more


Dec

30
2014

Lisfranc (Midfoot) Injury: Cause & Treatments

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Lisfranc or midfoot injuries are often the results of broken bones in the midfoot or torn ligaments. Lisfranc injuries can vary from complex to simple depending on the number of joints and bones that are involved. Many patients often mistaken their midfoot injury to that of a simple sprain. As a result, many choose to self-medicate with pain relief cream. However, Lisfranc injury is not as simple as it seems and may even require surgery in some cases. Located in the midfoot are clusters of small bones forming an arch at the top of the foot. There are five longRead more


Dec

03
2013

How Do I Know If I Need Hip Replacement Surgery?

Hip Pain     0

Hip replacement surgery is not something that everyone needs. However due to certain medical conditions such as osteoarthritis, hip replacement surgery may be the only way to get back a good quality of life. The choice is still ultimately up to you on whether to undergo hip replacement surgery or to take pain relief medication to tide you through. Let’s discuss on how you know if you really need surgery. Unbearable pain and stiff hips When pain gets unbearable and hips are always stiff, simple actions such as climbing the stairs, walking and even standing can be extremely difficult. PainRead more


Nov

19
2013

Hand Fracture and Aftercare Instructions

Hand Pain     1

In our hand are 5 bones which connect the wrist to the thumbs and fingers. These are the metacarpal bones and they are located between the phalanges and carpus bones. When one of these bones breaks, it is classified as a hand fracture and a splint or cast is often required to be worn whilst the bones heal on their own. For serious cases, surgery may be required to surgically reconnect and mend them using cement. In this article, we will be looking at the causes of fracture as well as the aftercare instructions for them. Although our bones haveRead more


Oct

16
2013

4 Ways on How to Relieve Hip Pain

Hip Pain     0

The hip joint is essentially a ball and socket joint that is designed to provide a near unrestricted range of motion and withstand this cyclic process and the wear and tear it brings along. Due to the frequency of usage, the hip joint can break down easily. The soft tissues located in the hip will be overused and injuries such as fractures and sprains can then happen, leading to hip pain. We will discuss about some ways to relieve hip pain in this article. Stretching exercises Stretching exercises help to keep the target group muscles warm and flexible. Exercises willRead more


May

02
2013

Questions To Ask Before Orthopaedic Surgery

FAQ, General     0

Orthopaedic surgeries are major surgeries and are extremely stressful. There will be a lot of doubts going through your head and can trigger an anxiety breakdown. However, this can be controlled by asking questions prior to your surgery. Being knowledgeable about what you are about to go through will allow you to appreciate the entire surgical process, prepare yourself for it and set in mind a proper recovery plan post surgery. So what are some questions that you should be asking your surgeon before surgery? Why am I doing this surgery? It is easy to Google online for information regardingRead more


Apr

11
2013

4 Misconceptions About Epidural Steroid Injections

Back Pain, General, Spine Injury     0

Epidural Steroid Injections (ESI) is commonly administered to patients suffering from lower back or leg pain. Lower back pain is due to the inflammation of spinal nerves, causing pain and discomfort to patients as the nerve passage is narrower compared to healthy patients. Corticosteroids are extremely strong pain relief medication that is injected directly into the area of concern, providing immediate relief. However, most patients undergo the procedure with the mentality that they will be “cured” from their lower back pain. This is a misconception of it and in fact, there are many more misconceptions out there about ESI. ESIRead more


Feb

21
2013

4 Exercises for Back Pain Relief

Back Pain     0

Relief from back pain can be obtained from simple back exercises that helps to stretch, loosen and strengthen the back muscles. Our body is designed in a way that the back muscles must work in tandem with the spinal cord and the soft tissues such as the ligaments and tendons. If there are any restriction to the movement, it will cause discomfort and pain for the patient. Back pain is an orthopaedic condition that requires special attention to be given to it. There are some good exercises that can help to provide pain relief and let’s discuss them below. MyofascialRead more


Feb

05
2013

Basic First Aid for Fractured Lower Limbs

Ankle Pain, General, Sports Injury     0

Our bones have high compressive strength but poor tensile strength. This means that it can take forces acting on it in a compressive manner. However, it will crack or break if high impact forces are acted on it suddenly. Our bones also store essential minerals such as calcium and will release to the body when it detects a calcium deficit. A fracture is an orthopaedic condition that is hard to diagnose without proper radiography methods and when a fracture is suspected, it should be treated as a fracture unless otherwise diagnosed. Green stick fractures are partially broken bones and itRead more


Jan

03
2013

5 Home Remedies for Plantar Fasciitis

Heel Pain, Sports Injury     0

Plantar Fasciitis is a medical condition which affects the feet. It will cause extreme pain and this pain is more pronounced during the morning when the ligaments and tendons in the feet are not yet warmed up. Many patients describe the pain they experience in the morning as being stabbed repeatedly in the feet. The onset of pain is largely due to long periods of immobility of the feet such as a long day of using the computer. As the activities around the leg increases, the pain will decrease. The most common treatment method is the use of anti-inflammatory medicationRead more