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Answered questions from the past 2 years:
After walking about 1 kilometer, the balls on both feet are really sore. And I find it hard to walk around for about 2 hours after. What could this be?
I was recently diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver. I occasionally get headaches. What is the safest pain medicine for people with cirrhosis?
Can pain be caused by depression and anxiety?
The number on my pain prescription bottle shows 7.5/325. What does the 325 mean?
I have a lot of painful cramping with my periods. But I also get low back pain. Is this related? What do you suggest?
What kind of bed is best for back problems?
Lately I've been having a great deal of pain in my breasts. It's not time for my period and I know I'm not pregnant. Those are the only times I have ever had pain like this before. I went for my well-woman checkup about 8 months ago and got a mammogram an
How do you take care of a blister from a steam burn?
I have a rib cage sprain, and it's a little hard to breathe. Is there something I can do to relieve the pain?
My thumb joint has become very tender and sore over the past ten days. I am loosing mobility in it. It feels as if a hard growth is forming on the knuckle. I don't have any noticeable signs of arthritis in any other parts of my hands of fingers. What migh
What treatments are available for a persistent painful neuropathy in my feet?
When I get out of bed in the morning, I have very tight thigh muscles — to the point where I can hardly walk. What could this be?
I was just diagnosed with vulvodynia. What is this condition? Is it treatable?
What type of doctor would be best to treat thoracic outlet syndrome?
I have nerve pain in my middle upper back. And I was recently diagnosed with borderline diabetes. Could that be causing the nerve pain?
What is inflammation of the rib cage lining called? Is it a serious condition?
I have chronic, shooting pain in both shins. My doctors didn’t find anything abnormal in my back, central nervous system or blood. I do have Type 2 Diabetes. Any ideas?
Every winter I get very painful cracks in the skin around the fingernails, especially my thumbs and index fingers. I don't think my skin is excessively dry, but I do wash my hands frequently. What causes this? How can I treat it? How do I prevent it?
I had a CT scan for abdominal pain. I was told I have a fairly large cyst on my right kidney. The CT scan was otherwise normal. The doctor wasn’t sure what caused the pain. The pain is gone. Does a kidney cyst cause pain that comes and goes?
I had severe pain last night and went to the ER. I had an ultrasound test. It showed my gallbladder was slightly distended (no stones) and the common bile duct was enlarged. My white blood cell count was 11,000. But my other blood tests were normal...
Over the past 3 weeks, I’ve developed pain in my ankles, Achilles tendon, knee and elbows. The pain is minor to severe, and it feels like the pain moves from joint to joint. I haven’t changed my routine or had any injuries. So what could cause this?
What are the symptoms of a heart attack?
Why does poison ivy continue to spread across different parts of my body for days after I'm first exposed to it?
I have type 2 diabetes. My blood sugar runs high in the morning, especially if I am in pain. I have arthritis and neuropathy in my feet and lower legs. Why is my sugar running high in the morning, especially when my pain is worse?
I’ve had sciatica for a couple of weeks now. I’d like to exercise, but I don’t seem to get any better or worse whether I do or don’t. The pain is worse at night and first thing in the morning.
I have a hip click. I am only 30 years old. Aren’t I too young to have this? What causes it? Does it go away by itself or is surgery needed?
I get severe hand and foot cramps, especially around the time of my menstruation. Is there anyway of preventing or alleviating the cramping? I am active and in good health.
I’m having pains on the side of my face, and my doctor says that it’s postherpetic neuralgia. But I am puzzled because I had a rash on the inside of my arm, but not on my face. Should I be?
What is the recommended exercise equipment choice for someone with a bulging disk at L4-L5: a recumbent bike, stair stepper or elliptical trainer?
My husband is getting severe back spasms in his lower back, possibly as a result of twisting wrong while doing sit-ups. He is getting no relief from ibuprofen. Is there an over-the-counter alternative?
My mother has recently been diagnosed with a “sliding hernia.” What exactly is this? She has pain in her chest region.
I was recently diagnosed with 2 Tarlov cysts on the S1 section of my back. I get sciatica nerve pain constantly. Meloxicam stops my pain for a few days. But as soon as I stop the medicine, the pain restarts.
I’ve been active in sports my entire life. I had debridement surgery on my right ankle one year ago. It’s still painful. Have there been any medical advances to either replace the cartilage (synthetic or real) or re-grow cartilage?
For around 12 years, I’ve suffered from sunset to sunrise from severe cramping and uncontrollable leg jerks that responded to no known medical treatment. Is this restless leg syndrome? What’s the best treatment?
Have there been any advances in the treatment of burning mouth/tongue syndrome. I went to a pain management center for it, but they couldn’t help.
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