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The Pain of Shingles

The Pain of Shingles

(ĐTĐ) – You might think that as an adult you’re safe from the chicken pox, but there’s a grown-up version of everything. Shingles is a viral infection of the nerves that is caused by the same virus as the chicken pox; people who had that itchy illness as a child sometimes get shingles later in life as the virus reactivates.   Shingles isn’t life-threatening, but it is extremely uncomfortable, causing an itchy and painful rash, among other symptoms. As the…

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Chronic Leg Pain; Unlocking the Gait

Chronic Leg Pain; Unlocking the Gait

(ĐTĐ) – People who suffer from chronic leg pain are only too aware of how much this problem can interfere with daily activities. Chronic leg pain is the term used to describe a variety of problems that cause an individual discomfort in their legs, and there are a number of different reasons as to why this can happen.   Different causes require different treatments, and the following article shall examine some of the more common forms of chronic leg pain….

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Relieving Headaches Naturally with Pressure Points

Relieving Headaches Naturally with Pressure Points

(ĐTĐ) – The definition of a headache is pain that is arising from the upper neck or head. This pain comes from the tissues and other structures surrounding the brain because the brain actually has no nerves that the sensation of pain can come from.   In other words, no pain fibers. The pain results when the muscles that surround the skull, eyes, ears, and sinuses, and the meninges covering the spinal cord, brain veins, nerves, and arteries become irritated…

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Preventing Shin Pain

Preventing Shin Pain

(ĐTĐ) – Shin pain is a fairly common occurrence, particularly for athletes. While there are a number of potential causes of shin pain, one of the most common causes is shin splints. Knowing that shin splints are common, however, is cold comfort to a patient experiencing this pain. So what can one do to prevent shin splints?   To know how to prevent shin splints, it helps to know what some of the common causes are. Irritated or swollen muscles,…

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Alcohol and the Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Alcohol and the Myofascial Pain Syndrome

(ĐTĐ) – The myofascial pain syndrome is a medical condition that is as real as it is mysterious. Although it is acknowledged as a medical condition in its full rights, the harsh truth is that no research has been able to reveal precisely what its causes are.   The chronic myofascial pain is a type of chronic pain that can become very difficult to handle. And yet, since researchers have not yet been able to figure out what it is…

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Tests to diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome

Tests to diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome

(ĐTĐ) – Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by the compression of the median nerve which runs through the carpal tunnel in the wrist. Its causes are uncertain, but it’s generally assumed that any position that causes stress on the nerve can be a cause. It is often worse from flexing the wrist. The syndrome causes a feeling of numbness and pain in the thumb, pointer finger, long finger and parts of the ring finger. The only digit unaffected is the…

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20 Best Ways to Stop Sciatica Pain

20 Best Ways to Stop Sciatica Pain

(ĐTĐ) – Sciatica is the largest nerve is your body. This nerve that runs from nerve root of the spinal cord, down the lower lumbar region of your back, across your buttocks. From there it travels down the backside of your legs, branching off into the feet and toes. When this large nerve’s pinched, it causes excruciating pain that can radiate down the length of the nerve.   Sometimes the pain is a burning, numbness or tingling that is felt…

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Identifying Sural neuritis

Identifying Sural neuritis

(ĐTĐ) – The sural nerve runs down through the center of the calf muscle and is one of five nerves that provide sensation to the foot. It travels down the back of the leg, over the Achilles tendon, and then along the outside of the foot to the end of the little toe. Comparatively, it is a fairly minor nerve, since it only provides sensation on the outside of the foot and areas between the 4th and 5th toes.  …

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The Various Treatments For Paresthesia

The Various Treatments For Paresthesia

(ĐTĐ) – Paresthesia is a term referring to a burning or prickling sensation that people may experience within their legs, arms, hands or feet. It may also occur in other parts of their body. The sensation, sometimes, occurs without warning and is a mostly painless sensation. It’s best described by its tingling, numbness and distinct skin crawling feeling.   Most people actually experience a temporary form of paresthesia when they sit with their legs crossed or sleep with their arm…

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Yoga: An Idea for Sciatic Nerve Pain

Yoga: An Idea for Sciatic Nerve Pain

(ĐTĐ) – The sciatic nerve is a large nerve in both humans and animals. It’s so large that it stretches throughout several portions of the body. It begins in the lower back, and then runs through the buttocks and right down the lower legs and feet.   Even though it’s a large nerve, the sciatic nerve is still susceptible to inflammation and outright injury. And, when that nerve gets injured or inflamed, it affects the parts that it influences. The…

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