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Acute and chronic pain

Pain is defined as an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of...

Age-related macular degeneration

Macular degeneration is a disease that causes blurring of the central vision. The blurring happens because of damage to the macula, a small area at...

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, is a disease in which certain nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord slowly die. These nerve cells are...

Arthropathy

Psoriatic arthritis is a rheumatoid-like arthritic condition characterized by pain and swelling of the joints that occurs in association with gray...

Brachial plexus injury

Shoulder injuries can affect the brachial plexus nerves, which are located along the inside of the upper arm from the armpit to the elbow....

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is numbness, tingling, weakness and other problems in your hand because of pressure on the median nerve in your...

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

COPD is a lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. It is caused by damage to the lungs over many years, usually from smoking.

De Quervain's disease

De Quervain's disease is swelling and inflammation of the tendons and the tendon sheath on the thumb side of the wrist.

Dupuytren's disease

The disease causes tissue under the skin of the palm of your hand to thicken and shorten. This can pull and bend the fingers in toward the palm....

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is widespread pain in the muscles and soft tissues above and below the waist and on both sides of the body. Fibromyalgia is a...

Finger, hand and wrist injuries

At one time or another, everyone has had a minor injury to a finger, hand or wrist that caused pain or swelling. Most of the time our body...

Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS)

Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a rare nerve disorder that occurs when the body's own defenses (immune system) attack part of the peripheral...

Head injury

Most injuries to the head are minor. Bumps, cuts, and scrapes on the head and face usually heal well and can be treated the same as injuries to...

Headaches

Headaches are one of the most common pain-related health problems in both children and adults. You may have a headache along with another minor...

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI)

Some older people have greater memory and cognitive difficulties than do those undergoing normal aging, but their symptoms are not so severe as to...

Multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis, often called MS, is a disease that affects the central nervous system—the brain and spinal cord. It can cause problems with...

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a condition in which the cartilage that protects and cushions the joints breaks down over time. Eventually, the bones—formerly...

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammation of the membranes or tissues lining the joints. Over time, rheumatoid arthritis may destroy the joint...

Spinal cord injury

A spinal cord injury is damage to the spinal cord. The spinal cord is a soft bundle of nerves that extends from the base of the brain to the lower...

Stroke

A stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain is blocked or bursts. Without blood and the oxygen it carries, part of the brain starts to die....

Synovitis/tenosynovitis

Synovitis is the inflammation of a synovial (joint-lining) membrane. It is usually painful, particularly on motion, and is characterized by...

Tendinitis

Tendinopathy describes two conditions that are likely to occur together: tendon inflammation, known as tendinitis, and tiny tears in the connective...

Tennis elbow

Tennis elbow is a condition in which tendon damage causes pain or soreness around the outside part of the elbow known as the lateral epicondyle....

Transient ischemic attack (TIA)

Some people call a transient ischemic attack (TIA) a mini-stroke, because the symptoms are like those of a stroke but do not last long. A TIA...

Concussion

A concussion is a brain injury that is caused by a sudden blow to the head or to the body. The blow shakes the brain inside the skull, which...

Trigger finger

Trigger finger and trigger thumb are conditions in which a person finds it difficult to bend or straighten the finger or thumb. It can feel as if...