Monthly Archives: August 2009

Weight Loss and Ear Stapling

The terms “overweight” and “obesity” refer to a person’s overall body weight and where the extra weight comes from. Overweight is having extra body weight from muscle, bone, fat, and/or water. Obesity is having a high amount of extra body fat. The most useful measure of overweight and obesity is the body mass index (BMI). […]

Wrist and Hand Pain

Causes: * Ligament sprains and tears * Tendinitis * Fractures * Repetitive strain injuries * Carpal tunnel syndrome * Osteoarthritis * Rheumatoid arthritis * Other diseases Most wrist pain comes from arthritis or an injury to your wrist joint, but certain systemic diseases can also affect the bones and tissues in your wrist. These include […]

Foot Pain, Ankle Pain and Heel Pain

Foot pain can be caused by: * Bunions — a protrusion at the base of the big toe, which can become inflamed. Bunions often develop over time from wearing narrow-toed shoes. * Hammer toes — toes that curl downward into a claw-like position. * Calluses and corns — thickened skin from friction or pressure. Calluses […]

Knee Pain

Knee pain usually results from overuse, poor form during physical activity, not warming up or cooling down, or inadequate stretching. Simple causes of knee pain often clear up on their own with self care. Being overweight can put you at greater risk for knee problems. Knee pain can be caused by: * Arthritis — including […]

Migraine Headache

A migraine is a common type of headache that may occur with symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, or sensitivity to light. In many people, a throbbing pain is felt only on one side of the head. Some people who get migraines have warning symptoms, called an aura, before the actual headache begins. An aura is […]