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Condition. Sciatica
December 4, 2021
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What is sciatica? Sciatica is not actually a disease but a symptom that something abnormal occurs. Different people use it to describe different conditions. For example, some patients use this term to describe any kind of pain that starts in the lumbar or lower back region and radiates down the leg. Other people use “sciatica” to describe the condition […]
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Treatment. Rheumatic Fever
November 24, 2021
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Treatment of rheumatic fever Goals for treating rheumatic fever include the following: Destroying any of the group A strep bacteria that may still be present in the body Relieving the symptoms of rheumatic fever Decreasing the inflammation  Preventing further episodes of rheumatic fever Medications for rheumatic fever treatment Antibiotics: In order to get rid of any […]
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Symptoms. Flatfeet
November 30, 2021
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Flat feet symptoms The majority of the time, flat feet don’t cause pain or other symptoms. However, some people with flat feet or fallen arches experience pain, especially in the arch of the foot or in the heel. The inside of the ankle may also become swollen. When to see a doctor If you or […]
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Symptoms. Rheumatic Fever
November 30, 2021
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Symptoms of rheumatic fever Some people develop several severe symptoms of rheumatic fever, and others only have a few symptoms. The severity and type of symptoms may also vary over the course of the illness. Rheumatic fever typically develops within 14 to 28 days following strep throat. The signs and symptoms of rheumatic fever are […]
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Condition. Rheumatic Fever
November 24, 2021
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Rheumatic fever definition Rheumatic fever is a condition that sometimes develops when scarlet fever or strep throat are not adequately treated. Both scarlet fever and strep throat are bacterial infections that are caused by group A streptococcus bacteria. Rheumatic fever can develop in people of any age, but it most commonly occurs in children between […]
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Condition. Flatfeet
November 24, 2021
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Flatfeet is a condition that occurs when the inside arch of the foot disappears. It allows the entire bottom of the foot to touch the ground when a person is standing. Usually, flatfeet don’t cause any pain. The condition may occur during childhood when the arches that normally form in the foot as a child […]
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Symptoms. Myofascial Pain Syndrome
November 30, 2021
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Myofascial pain syndrome symptoms Usually, people who have myofascial pain syndrome have the following signs and symptoms: Aching and deep pain in a muscle Pain that gets worse and does not get better over time  An area of the muscle or “knot” that is very tender Trouble sleeping because of pain Complications There may be […]
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Treatment. Myofascial Pain Syndrome
November 29, 2021
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Myofascial pain syndrome treatment Treating myofascial pain syndrome usually includes physical therapy, medications, or injections of the trigger points. However, there is no conclusive evidence to support the benefit of using one particular form of treatment. Therefore, the patient may need more than one treatment for myofascial pain syndrome. Myofascial pain syndrome medications Medications used […]
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Condition. Myofascial Pain Syndrome
November 26, 2021
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Myofascial pain syndrome is a disorder typically caused by repetitive motions or by stress-related muscle tension. It is a chronic pain syndrome characterized by referred pain. Referred pain is pain that occurs in one part of your body when pressure is applied to a “trigger point” somewhere else on the body. Almost everyone has occasional […]
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Symptoms. Spinal Stenosis
December 3, 2021
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What Are the Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis? The primary clinical symptoms of spinal stenosis are chronic pain. In patients with severe stenosis, weakness and regional numbness may result. Patients with spinal stenosis become symptomatic when pain, motor weakness, paresthesia, or another neurologic compromise causes distress. Spinal stenosis of the thoracic spine is more likely to […]
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