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Heel pain is a common foot problem. Pain usually occurs at the bottom of the heel (plantar fasciitis) or just behind it (Achilles tendinitis). Sometimes it can affect the side of the heel also. Heel pain may make walking uncomfortable.
Pain usually starts gradually, with no injury to the affected area. It is often triggered by wearing a flat shoe. Home care such as rest, ice, proper-fitting footwear and foot supports are often enough to bring relief.
Causes of heel pain include:
Heel pain symptoms vary depending on the cause. Some symptoms are:
The following factors enhances the chance to develop heel pain:
Mainly X ray is advised but in certain cases CT Scan or MRI.
Most problems that cause heel pain get better over time with nonsurgical treatments. Therapies focus on easing pain and inflammation, improving foot flexibility and minimizing stress and strain on the heel.
The treatments include:
• Injections: Steroid injections to lessen pain and swelling.
• Orthotic devices: Over-the-counter or custom-made shoe inserts (orthotics) can take pressure off the heel. The patient needs supportive shoes for everyday wear and exercise.
• Pain relievers: Along with ice packs to ease pain and swelling.
• Physical therapy: Massage, physical therapy and ultrasound therapy can break up soft tissue adhesions.
• Stretching exercises: These kind of exercises might help
• Taping: Patient can use athletic or medical tape to support the foot arch or heel.
In order to prevent heel pain or keep pain from returning, it’s important to keep one’s foot and heel tendons flexible. One should stretch regularly and wear properly fitted, supportive shoes. Runners are especially prone to heel pain.
Ulnar wrist pain is a common sign of many different injuries and medical conditions. Common signs and symptoms of ulnar wrist pain include pain on the pinkie-finger side of the wrist, clicking noise in the wrist associated with sharp pain with movement.
Ulnar wrist pain is pain on the side of your wrist opposite the thumb. This pain can vary, depending on the cause. It may worsen when you grip something or twist your wrist. Ulnar wrist pain can be hard to diagnose because it can be linked to many different types of injuries.
A common cause of ulnar wrist pain is a fall onto an outstretched hand. This can break bones in the wrist. Sports like tennis, golf, and football can sometimes bend the wrist back too far and this can damage tendons and ligaments. Carpenters and plumbers may develop ulnar wrist pain because they have to use tools in small spaces that require awkward positioning of the wrist.
Usually one feels an aching dull pain near the pinky side of the wrist or a sharp, short -lasting pain when moving the wrist in certain directions. Swelling and bruising may be present after an injury, and numbness and tingling in the fingers may signal a nerve problem.
To diagnose the of ulnar wrist pain, physical examination including hand movement into different positions is done. Imaging tests like CT and MRI scans also may be needed.
Treatment for some types of ulnar wrist pain may include surgery. Minimally invasive techniques may be used to speed up the recovery.
Tendinitis is a condition of tendon inflammation after a tendon injury. Tendon is the thick fibrous cord that attach muscle to bone. Its symptoms include joint pain, stiffness, and difficulty to move a joint. Tendinitis can occur in any tendon, but it's most common around the shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees and heels. Some tendinitis problems are: Tennis elbow, Golfer's elbow, Pitcher's shoulder and Swimmer's shoulder.
Most cases of tendinitis can be successfully managed with rest, physical therapy and medications. If it is severe and leads to the rupture of a tendon, surgery will be necessary.
• Although tendinitis can be caused by a sudden injury, but often the condition occurs due to repetition of a particular movement over time. Most people develop tendinitis because their occupation or hobbies involve repetitive motions, which put stress on the tendons. Sports persons like Tennis players, painters, carpenters, machine operators develop this complication.
Usually it is diagnosed by physical exam alone. But X-rays or other imaging tests may be required to rule out the possibility of other diseases.
The goals of tendinitis treatment are to relieve your pain and reduce inflammation. Often self care of tendinitis is adequate, like taking rest, ice compression and pain relievers.
Main options are
Soft Tissue Injuries result from trauma occurred to muscles, tendons or ligaments. Commonly, sprains and other muscle damages take place during sports and physical activities. It may occur from a sudden fall or sharp twist also. Regardless of source soft tissue injuries can vary in severity from mild to moderate to severe level.
Soft tissue injuries are of following types:
Main symptoms of soft tissue injuries include:
Rest and Ice compression and elevation is good for healing in soft tissue injuries. Pain relieving medications and injections may help control inflammation and discomfort.
Shin Splints is a painful condition that causes inflammation along the shinbone, muscles, tendons and tissues adjacent to tibia in the lower leg. It is a common health issue in athletes, runners and dancers.
The signs of Shin Splints include:
Shin Splints results from over exercise and continuous stress on shin bone and the tissues that attach muscles to this bone. Other conditions that help developing this disease include:
Usually, doctors diagnose Shin Splints by checking medical history of the patient and considering the existing signs and symptoms. However, to confirm this disease they might order imaging tests like X-ray or MRI.
To treat Shin Splints doctors usually refer a combination of the following:
Ligaments or the fibrous tissues are the key elements in human joints. It connects bones to cartilage and maintain bone to bone connections. Ligaments also keep the bones in alignments. Tear in ligaments is common in players. It may occur in common people too from a sudden fall or shock.
Extreme pain immediately after the injury and inability to make movement of the affected body part are the main symptoms of a ligament tear. Sometimes a tearing is felt or a pop sound is heard by the person who gets it. Ankle, knee and wrist are the common locations where ligament injuries are common. Neck, back, and thumb are the other places where ligament injuries occur.
Extreme movements that move out the joint in an unusual position causes a ligament tear. Athletes often have ligament tears as their joints becomes exposed to injuries and falls. People who carry heavy weight, or get injured in an accident or experience a fall while a joint gets bent or moved in an extreme position face this condition.
To detect a ligament injury a doctor first conducts a physical examination backed by a medical history search. By feeling the location the extent of injury is assessed. X-ray and MRI are the common tests which are usually prescribed to determine if it is a partial injury or a complete ligament tear.
Ligament tear makes the joint unstable. To recover such an injury the following methods are prescribed:
Osgood Schlatterorosteochondrosisis a knee pain common in growing children. This disease develops a lump just below the knee, at the point where the kneecap joins the shinbone. Usually, this occurs during the growth spurts of teenage. Children who regularly practice sport activities like jumping, running and playing volleyball, basketballor football are more likely to have this condition.
Symptoms of Osgood Schlatter include:
The cause of getting Osgood Schlatter is related with the growth of the muscles, bones and tendons in growing children. This growth and shift put stress and causes the pain.
Doctors diagnose Osgood Schlatter by physically checking the patient and asking the symptoms. If needed imaging tests such as X-ray and MRI are common to order. Blood tests are often prescribed to rule out rheumatic conditions.
To treatOsgood Schlatter, taking rest, elevation, applying ice and compressing by wrapping the knee are the best solutions. Massaging and taking over the counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may relieve the pain.
Kyphosis is a spinal condition. In people with kyphosis, the spine curves outward more than it should. It can make people look looked hunched or slouching. It can occur at any age but is most common in older women. Age-related kyphosis is often due to Osteoporosis. Some patients experience back pain and stiffness. Excessive curvature can affect posture and make standing difficult. Others may have no symptoms except an exaggerated forward rounding of the back. Treatment may include medication for pain, physiotherapy and sometimes surgery.
The three most common types are postural kyphosis, Scheuermann’s kyphosis and congenital kyphosis.
Causes depend on the types of Kyphosis.
Other causes include -
The main symptom is having rounded shoulders or a hump in the upper back.
In more severe curve symptoms include:
Postural kyphosis can be prevented to some extent by being aware of the posture and taking care of the back. Like sitting upright, avoid carrying heavy school bag or other loads on the back, avoiding slouching and doing regular exercises that strengthen the back.
Benign Bone Tumor
Benign bone tumors are non-cancerous tumors that develop in a bone. Some of these benign tumors can cause growing pain and destroy bone. Treatment is the only way out to stop this condition. But often it may not require any treatment at all as it has no impact on patient. These types of harmless benign tumors usually grow on skull or the area around paranasal bones. Usually benign bone tumors occur within the age of 20 to 30 years.
Different types of benign bone tumors are there. The most common ones include:
Symptoms of benign tumors are:
The causes that develop bone tumors are not known. Usually it is related to heredity or injuries.
Sometimes, radiation treatment and anti-cancer drugs may cause bone tumors.
To diagnose bone tumor doctors may order a few lab tests such as blood and urine examinations. Usually, imaging tests like X-ray, CT scan, and MRI are also prescribed. To rule out malignancy, biopsies are often prescribed.
Often treatment is not required in case of benign bone tumors. But in case the doctors think it may turn to be malignant or may cause a fracture they might conduct a surgery to remove the tumor.
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