Managing Pain

Shoulder bursitis

Shoulder bursitis

Shoulder bursitis is a painful inflammation in the shoulder joint. Bursitis is the inflammation of the bursae which is a small sac filled with fluids near the joints. They cushion the moving parts of the joint. It also prevents bones, muscles and tendon from rubbing together. When the bursa becomes irritated, it result to inflammation, grows in size and cause ... Read More »

Cat scratch disease

Cat scratch disease

Cat scratch disease is caused by the bacteria Bartonella henselae from scratches or bites from cats. Fleas spread these bacteria to cats. They live in the saliva of an infected cat, but do not cause sickness to the cat. Cat scratch disease is characterized by red tender papules or pustules at the area where a cat has scratched, licked and ... Read More »

Dealing with fire ant sting

Fire ant stings are very dangerous especially if allergic to them. Colonies of fire ants are hard to destroy. Fire ants can be red-brown to black in color and grows up to ΒΌ inch long. Their nest or mounds is about 1 foot high and usually they can be found in grassy areas such as pastures and lawn. Fire ants ... Read More »

Treating pinched nerve in the ankle

Pinched nerve in the ankle is a condition due to repeated pressure and damages on the posterior tibial nerve. The tibial nerve spreads through the tarsal tunnel, which is a passageway inside the ankle and is composed of soft tissue and bone. Damage on the tibial nerve happens caused by compression due to consistent pressure. Causes of pinched nerve in ... Read More »

Remedies for an infected nose piercing

Nose piercing involves perforating of the skin or cartilage of the nose for wearing jewelry. Among the diverse varieties of nose piercing, nostril piercing is the most common. Piercing on the nose involves denser flesh and the nose contains plenty of bacteria which increases the risk for infection. Symptoms of an infected nose piercing Severe pain, redness, swelling, heat or ... Read More »

Remedies for a ganglion cyst

A ganglion cyst is a non-cancerous lump that usually develop along the tendons and joints of the hands and wrists. They can also form in the ankles and feet. The cysts are round and oval and filled with a jelly-like fluid. A small ganglion is about the size of a pea while a large cyst is about 2.5 centimeters in ... Read More »

Dealing with chigger bites

When a chigger bites, it inserts a feeding structure and its mouth parts into the skin and inject enzymes that damages the human tissue. The area becomes hardened and the chigger feeds on the skin through the tube if not disturbed. Chigger bite symptoms Severe itchiness of the bitten area for 1-2 days A skin bump that looks like a ... Read More »

Dealing with a torn gastrocnemius muscle

torn-gastrocnemius-muscle

A torn gastrocnemius muscle is an injury to the back of the calf area of the leg. The gastrocnemius muscle is a strong superficial muscle found at the back of the lower leg and used for walking, standing, jumping and running. It is a common injury in sports that requires quick acceleration from a stationary position and rapid stops in ... Read More »

How to manage sciatica

Sciatica is pain felt in the lower extremity caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve. It is characterized by pain in the lumbar area or low back, behind the thigh and spreads down below the knee. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body. It starts from the nerve roots in the lumbar spinal cord in the low ... Read More »

Dealing with a stye

A stye is a red bump which forms on the outer edge of the eyelid. The eyelids have plenty of small oil glands around the eyelashes. Dead skin, accumulation of oil and dirt can block these tiny holes. Bacteria can grow inside and result to the development of a stye. What are the risk factors? People with acne, seborrheic dermatitis ... Read More »