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Elbow Pain – Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Methods

Elbow pain comes from structures within the elbow joint or from structures adjacent to the elbow joint. In most cases, elbow pain is due to overuse or strain placed on soft tissues (such as tendons) due to work, sports, or accidents. Other causes include injury to the elbow muscle, damaged ligaments, joint inflammation (bursitis), arthritis, stress fractures, tendinitis, dislocated elbow, throwing injuries, tennis elbow, ligament tears, radial nerve compression and infections and tumors of the elbow. Reputable multi-specialty centers in …

Sciatica Treatment – Know Your Options

Sciatica refers to the chronic pain that occurs due to the compression or irritation of sciatic nerve. The pain radiates along the path of this nerve, which branches from the lower back through the hips and buttocks and down each leg. Regarded as one of the most common causes for low back and leg pain, sciatica primarily affects people between the age group of 30-50 years. Leading pain management and rehabilitation centers based in Brooklyn, NYC offer effective treatment to …

Effective Options to Manage Symptoms of Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) causes the protective joint cartilage to break down, making the bones rub against each other. This causes pain, swelling, stiffness and difficulty moving the joint. Also called degenerative joint disease (wear and tear arthritis), the condition primarily affects the knees, though it can also affect the fingers, thumbs, spine and hips. The likelihood of developing OA symptoms increases in the 55-64 year range. Potential risk factors include aging, obesity, previous joint injury, overuse of the joint, weak muscles, …

Four Simple Exercises for Back Pain Relief

Back pain is one of the common reasons why people visit physicians or miss work and is a common cause of disability worldwide. The pain can range from persistent dull ache to a sudden sharp pain or chronic pain. According to reports from Mayo Clinic, about 80 percent of Americans experience low back pain at some point in their lives. Chronic pain in the low back area can occur due to a variety of factors such as muscle or ligament …

Observe World Health Day on April 7 – Focus on Global Health

World Health Day (WHD) – an annual global event observed on April 7th – aims to bring the attention of the general people towards important health issues facing the world each year. Sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO), this global observance is an opportunity to address issues and emergencies pertaining to health on a global scale and take collective action to protect people’s health and well-being.

Recent reports suggest that more than half of the world’s total population …

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