Psoriatic arthritis is a rheumatoid-like arthritic condition characterized by pain and swelling of the joints that occurs in association with gray...
Back or neck pain can range from a mild, dull, annoying ache, to persistent, severe disabling pain that can restrict mobility and interfere with your quality of life.You should always consult your health care provider if you have persistent pain.
Facing cancer can be scary, and most people have lots of questions. Our cancer topics cover many types of cancer, including breast cancer, colon...
Learn what to do when you feels dizzy or woozy; like your head or the room is spinning or tilting.
Find ways to reduce injury and your risk of falling, slipping, tripping or losing your balance.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition, causing pain and tenderness in connective tissues, as well as muscle pain.
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...
Learn what do do if you have an injury to the head, scalp, skull or brain.
A hip fracture is a break in the thigh bone (femur) of your hip joint. The incidence of hip fractures increases with age, doubling for each decade after age 50. The majority of hip fractures happen to people older than age 60.
Most people have had a minor knee problem at one time or another. Most of the time our body movements do not cause problems, but it's not...
When the lymph vessels are damaged, lymph fluid cannot drain from tissues, causing the lymph fluid to back up leading to swelling, heaviness, stiffness, or aching - most often in the arms or legs.
A meniscus tear is a common injury that damages the rubbery cushion of the knee joint. This tissue is made of two disks, which are called the...
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the brain and spinal cord, where the protective covering (myelin) on nerves in the brain and spinal cord is damaged, causing messages traveling along affected nerves to slow or stop.
Osteoarthritis (also called degenerative joint disease) happens when the cartilage in a joint becomes damaged and worn, usually due to age, wear and tear, overuse of the joint, or other problems.
Osteoporosis is a disease that causes weak, thinning bones - most often affected are the hips, spine and wrists - leaving them at greater risk of breaking.
Pelvic pain is a common problem among women. Its nature and intensity may fluctuate, and its cause is often unclear.
Plantar fasciitis is a painful swelling of the plantar fascia - a thick, fibrous layer of tissue that covers the bones on the bottom of your foot and supports the foot bones in an arched position.
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease that mainly affects the joints in the elbows, wrists, hands, knees, feet or ankles.
Symptoms of a torn rotator cuff (the group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint) include shoulder pain that gets worse when you raise your arm overhead; weakness of the shoulder muscles with overhead activity; popping and clicking when you move your shoulder; and shoulder pain that wakes you up at night when sleeping on the hurt shoulder.
Sciatica is a condition that causes pain in the lower back that spreads down into the buttock, hip, and leg. Sciatica happens when a spinal nerve is irritated or has pressure put on it as comes out of the spinal canal in the lower back; it is most often caused by a bulge or rupture of a nearby spinal disk, a narrowing of the spinal canal (spinal stenosis) or spasm of the muscle in the buttocks that the sciatic nerve passes through (pyriform muscle).
Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the spinal canal narrows and pinches the nerves. This results in back and leg pain.
Stroke - where a blood vessel in the brain is blocked or bursts - is a serious condition that requires clinical care by a physician or other health care professional; brain damage can occur within minutes of having a stroke.
Synovitis is the inflammation of a synovial (joint-lining) membrane. It is usually painful, particularly on motion, and is characterized by...
Tendinopathy describes two conditions that are likely to occur together: tendon inflammation, known as tendinitis, and tiny tears in the connective...
Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is a form of tendonitis that occurs when the forearm muscles are used again and again in a twisting motion. Pain can spread into the forearm and wrist.
A concussion can be caused by a direct blow to the head, neck, face or somewhere else on the body with the force being transmitted to the head. This may cause you to lose consciousness – be "knocked out" - but not always.