Are You Suffering from Arthrosis Pain?

 

A businessman at work suffering from shoulder arthrosis pain.

Joints in the body involve two or more bones connecting to allow for movement. To protect the bones from rubbing against each other, cartilage covers the ends of the bones to reduce friction. Over time, cartilage can wear thin and result in damage to the components in the joint, causing pain and other symptoms. Wear…

Lipodermatosclerosis: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

 

Man suffering from pain in his calves due to lipodermatosclerosis.

Lipodermatosclerosis is a rare condition that impacts the subcutaneous layer of fat in the lower legs. Individuals with lipodermatosclerosis experience inflammation in the fat layers in their calves – this can be an acute or chronic condition. This venous insufficiency condition is also known as sclerosing panniculitis and hypodermitis sclerodermiform. This is what you need…

Causes and Treatments for Veiny Hands

 

Hands of people of different ages.

Do you wonder, “Why are my hands so veiny?” Many people experience changes in the appearance of their hands at various times in their life with more noticeable veins. There is a combination of factors that can cause veiny hands that look older and unattractive. Knowing the causes and treatment options for bulging veins on…

What Is Mewing and Does Mewing Work?

 

Woman pointing at her lawline.

What if you could correct orthodontic issues, sleep apnea and a weak jawline all with a simple exercise? That is what Dr. John Mew and his son have been teaching their followers for decades with a tongue technique called mewing. The idea is that changing your resting tongue posture can reshape your mouth and jaw…

What Is Prolotherapy for Chronic Back Pain?

 

Man suffering from chronic back pain.

Chronic back pain can be caused by a wide variety of issues involving the spine, nerves and complete musculoskeletal system. An injury, aging, disease and other conditions can impact the muscles, vertebrae, nerves, joints and discs surrounding the spine. Often, the pain is caused by inflammation that irritates the nerves and soft tissues. One of…

What Does a Cavity Look Like?

 

Woman checking her teeth for cavities.

Preventing cavities is a big part of caring for teeth – most kids grow up knowing they should brush and floss to reduce cavities. While most people know they should avoid cavities, do you know how to tell if you have a cavity? What does a cavity look like and what does it feel like?…

Tips on How to Make Crutches More Comfortable

 

Man walking with crutches.

When you have to spend time on crutches due to an injury or surgery, it can be difficult. Not only do crutches limit your mobility, but they can be uncomfortable. Using crutches for supporting your body can result in callouses and sore points under the arms and on the hands. Here are some tips on…

How Much Shoulder Surgery Recovery Time Is Needed?

 

A doctor checking how is the patient's shoulder healing after surgery.

Deciding to have shoulder surgery to repair an orthopedic condition is a big decision. Orthopedic surgery is usually elective, but it can have a major impact on your quality of life. One of the factors you should consider when planning for shoulder surgery is how much recovery and downtime will be needed. Here are some…

What Is Azotemia? Types, Causes and Treatments

 

Woman with azotemia symptoms before CT scan for diagnosis.

The kidneys are vital organs that remove waste from the body. When they are not working properly, it can lead to high concentrations of harmful substances in the body, including nitrogen and serum creatine. One condition that can occur when the kidneys are damaged by injury, disease or other factors is azotemia, which can lead…

Marie Antionette Syndrome: The Myths and the Facts

 

Shocked young woman suffering from Marie Antionette syndrome who has just discovered gray strand of hair.

There are great stories about characters in history and in movies who have their hair suddenly turn white. For thousands of years, tales have been told of people with canities subita, which is Latin for “sudden grey hair.” Even with the medical knowledge we now have about how and why hair turns grey, this phenomenon…