Researchers have found bacteria in some herniated disks. These bacteria may be causing chronic pain. Antibiotics can reduce chronic back pain in some people.
This article will discuss the nature of tendon injuries in the hand, how to know if, in fact, a tendon has been severed, and some tips on how to avoid such injuries. We will also discuss surgical interventions for tendon injuries.
As a pedestrian commuter in Seattle, I've had the pleasure of commuting every day in wintry conditions, whether I wanted to or not. Here are some of my tips for how to navigate safely.
A plaster cast encases some part of the wearer's body and causes all sorts of unanticipated results. Here are some tips to make your experience somewhat easier.
Getting around with an injured ankle can be a challenge. Based on my own experience, I hope to help you through this difficult time.
When I broke my ankle, the repair involved inserting a plate and screws. After my recovery, I had to make a decision: should I have the surgery to remove them? This is what I learned from my research.
I am a survivor of traumatic brain injury who now works as a case manager with disabled adults. This article covers both my experience as well as that of one of my clients.
Over the course of one weekend I managed to break one ankle and sprain the other. This is the story of my treatment and recovery.
A scalp hematoma is usually a sign that head trauma has occurred and that medical attention should be sought immediately. This article identifies symptoms and preventative measures.
If you can't lift your arm above your head, or it hurts when you lift your arm, or your shoulder hurts when you sleep on it—and this goes on for days or weeks—you may have a rotator cuff injury.
A guide to returning to running after a broken leg. Bone fractures can cause havoc with a racing season, but recovery must be the priority for any runner.
Read about knee pain, especially from a torn meniscus. Treatment options, tips, knee surgery info, and medical videos are included.
Using the same muscles, day in and day out, can really take a toll on your wrists, causing carpal tunnel to develop. Here's a personal guide to how I deal with this condition.
Colles’ fracture is a specific type of broken wrist in which there is a break at the lower part of the radius bone close to the wrist. Pictures, symptoms, treatment, surgery, and healing time.
A soft tissue hematoma occurs when a ruptured blood vessel leaks blood into the surrounding fatty tissue. This can cause a lump to form and a large bruise to appear on the affected area.
With a broken leg or ankle you have limited mobility and freedom. Here are some tips for how to survive 6 weeks or more that are required for your injury to heal.
What are damaged vocal cords and how do they happen? Find out why artists like Adele have to take a break from singing due to fried vocal cords and how to prevent them.
I know how to cope with having a broken ankle and about the recovery process for it. I have broken my left ankle twice in my life. Once when I was a kid and again as an adult. The first time was a hairline fracture.
Resting the brain doesn't come naturally to children, yet rest is needed for concussion recovery. This list helped us relieve boredom when our daughter had a concussion.
Rotator cuff pain can be a result of a strain, overuse of the muscle region, or a tear in the tendon. Therapeutic exercises can help relieve the pain.
A disc protrusion, or herniated disc, often occurs in the lumbar spine and can be very painful. Here are the causes and treatments.
In a split second, everything in my life would change drastically. I never knew the impact that one concussion could have on not only myself, but my family, my friends, and those around me.