Tag Archive 'pain'

Tai Chi Can Provide Arthritis Relief

Amplify’d from www.nlm.nih.gov Arthritis patients may gain physical and emotional relief from the ancient Chinese art of Tai Chi, finds a new study, the largest of its kind. Patients with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia felt better and moved more easily after taking twice-weekly classes in Tai Chi, a system of meditative exercise, researchers found. [...]

Plantar Fasciitis And Stretching Therapy

Amplify’d from www.medicalnewstoday.com According to a new study from the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS), patients with acute plantar fasciitis who perform manual plantar fasciitis stretching exercises, as opposed to shockwave therapy, had superior results and higher patient satisfaction. Study details and findings A total of 102 patients who had acute plantar fasciitis [...]

Six Steps To Prevent Running Injuries On Your Way To Marathon Finish Lines

Amplify’d from www.medicalnewstoday.com Runner’s knee, shin splints, Achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis — these are the last words any runner wants to hear. Whether running a marathon or a five-mile loop in the park, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center physicians Dr. William Levine and Dr. Christopher Visco offer six important steps to prevent painful and debilitating [...]

Easing Hammertoe Pain

Amplify’d from www.nlm.nih.gov A hammertoe is an abnormal bending of a toe at the joint, which often causes pain when footwear touches the top of the bent toe. Women are affected more often than men. The American Podiatric Medical Association suggests how to help alleviate the pain of a hammertoe: Protect the toe with a [...]

Causes of Heel Pain

Amplify’d from www.northcoastfootcare.com Possible Causes and Differential Diagnosis for Heel Pain Plantar Fasciitis: The most common cause for heel pain is plantar fasciitis. This condition is known for causing pain at the bottom of the heel and sometimes in the arch. Plantar fasciitis is characterized by heel pain at the first step in the morning, [...]

New Drug For Gout-FDA Approves Krystexxa (Pegloticase)

Amplify’d from www.medicalnewstoday.com The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Krystexxa (pegloticase) to treat the painful condition known as gout in adults who do not respond to or who cannot tolerate conventional therapy. Gout occurs due to an excess of the bodily waste uric acid, which is eventually deposited as needle-like crystals in the joints [...]

Drug Halts And May Even Reverse Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy In Mice

Amplify’d from www.medicalnewstoday.com A drug developed at the University of Kansas has the potential to stop a debilitating condition of diabetes that often leads to pain in the extremities and even amputations, KU researchers have found. The researchers recently published an article showing that KU-32 can stop and even reverse diabetic peripheral neuropathy, or DPN, [...]

Peroneal Tendon Injuries

Amplify’d from www.foothealthfacts.org Causes and Symptoms of Peroneal Tendon Injuries Peroneal tendon injuries may be acute (occurring suddenly) or chronic (developing over a period of time). They most commonly occur in individuals who participate in sports that involve repetitive ankle motion. In addition, people with higher arches are at risk for developing peroneal tendon injuries. [...]

Do You Suffer With Neuroma

Amplify’d from www.apma.org A neuroma is a painful condition, also referred to as a “pinched nerve” or a nerve tumor. It is a benign growth of nerve tissue frequently found between the third and fourth toes that brings on pain, a burning sensation, tingling, or numbness between the toes and in the ball of the [...]

ActiPatch Treatment for Heel Pain

BioElectronics Expands Clinical Research on the ActiPatch by requesting discovery project grants to conduct clinical research on patients with heel pain. ActiPatch delivers a pulse massage and continuous electromagnetic therapy in an attempt to restore damaged cells. The company recommends ActiPatch be applied to an area of injury and claims that the patch will decrease [...]

Botox May Help Improve Heel Pain

Those suffering with chronic heel pain, plantar fasciitis, may find some relief with botox injections. Critics say it’s not addressing the problem and more research needs to be done. Amplify’d from www.northcoastfootcareblog.com Botox for Chronic Plantar Fasciitis Botox injections at the heel improve pain and function in patients with chronic plantar fasciitis, according to a [...]

Chronic Pain Guidelines Established

The American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Chronic Pain has established guidelines for the management of chronic pain. The guidelines have not been updated in over a decade and they recently released a draft of the new guidelines. The Task Force begins by defining chronic pain as pain associated with a chronic medical condition [...]

The Strassburg Sock for Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is the tearing, inflammation and eventual degeneration of the plantar fascia, a thick, fibrous band in the bottom of the foot. Pain under the bottom of the heel at the first step in the morning is the most characteristic sign of plantar fasciitis. The pain is due to tearing of the fascia and [...]

Infrared Heat Treatment for Plantar Warts

Researchers at the Hospital of China Medical University in Shenyang successfully treated plantar warts with local hyperthermia, using an infrared heat-producing device. Fifty four patients were divided into two groups, a treatment group and a sham group. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Botox for Chronic Plantar Fasciitis

Botox injections at the heel improve pain and function in patients with chronic plantar fasciitis, according to a new study in the Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. Fifty patients with chronic heel pain and a diagnosis of plantar fasciitis were divided into two groups. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Plantar Plate Tears

The plantar plate is a thick, fibrous structure at the base of each metatarsal phalangeal joint. This fibrous band stabilizes the toe, preventing it from elevating or deviating. A tear of the plantar plate will cause joint instability along with pain and swelling around the joint. This tends to be common at the 2nd metatarsal-phalangeal [...]

Piriformis Syndrome and Pronation

The piriformis muscle is a small, flat muscle which sits deep in the gluteal region (buttocks). The piriformis muscle originates on the lower aspect of the spine (sacrum) and inserts on the top of the femur (thigh bone). The function of the piriformis muscle is to extend and externally rotate the hip (rotate the hip [...]

Exercise Increases Risk of Arthritis in Middle Aged Men & Women

A new study presented at the 95th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiology Society of North America found that men and women between the ages of 45 to 65 who participate in high impact sporting activities are at higher risk of developing knee osteoarthritis than those participating in low impact activities. Osteoarthritis is [...]

Chili Pepper Cream Helpful For Nerve Pain

Capsaicin is an active compound found in chili peppers and a chemical irritant which produces a burning sensation. Capsaicin is used as a treatment for painful nerve conditions, arthritis and muscle aches. Capsaicin works by binding to a protein in specific nerves which transmit pain and heat sensation. Although capsaicin will cause a burning sensation, [...]

Eli Manning, Plantar Fasciitis & Foot Pain

Eli Manning, the quarterback for the New York Giants, has been diagnosed with an injury to his plantar fascia. Manning limped off the field early in the 4th quarter of last Sunday’s game with a painful right heel. An MRI has confirmed inflammation of his plantar fascia, a strong, web-shaped ligament-type structure in the bottom [...]

Ingrown Toenails: Treatment & Prevention

The medical term for ingrown toenail is onychocryptosis. Onychocryptosis means hidden nail condition (onycho means nail, crypt means hidden, osis means disease or condition) and describes the nail edge becoming hidden by inflamed skin. An ingrown nail can be caused by poor fitting shoes, tight socks, improper nail cutting, fungal toenails, blunt trauma or genetics. [...]

Nitric Oxide Patches Improve Tendon Healing

Nitric oxide, a soluble gas produced in the body, plays a valuable role in tendon healing due to it’s ability to increase blood flow and increase collagen production. A study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine evaluated nitric oxide patch use in patients with Achilles tendinosis, tennis elbow and supraspinatus (shoulder) tendinosis and compared [...]

Runner’s Knee: Stretching & Strengthening

Patellofemoral Pain syndrome is commonly known as Runner’s Knee. The pain occurs under and around the patella (kneecap), which is worsened with activity, particularly going up and down steep hills or stairs. The pain can occur after prolonged sitting, especially when their is excess stress on the knee joint. When the knee joint bends, there [...]

Combination Therapy Increases Work Productivity in RA

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic disease which causes joint inflammation and joint damage. This results in joint pain and stiffness in many body joints, but particularly in the joints of the hands and feet. There is no cure for RA, but many new treatments have emerged to manage the disease more effectively. A recent [...]

Risk Factors for Shin Splints

Shin splints result from inflammation of the sheath surrounding the shin bone, resulting in pain. The pain is generally on the front of the shin bone or inside of the shin bone. Pain on the inside of the shin bone is called medial tibial stress syndrome. Pain on the outside of the shin bone is [...]