Monthly Archive for: ‘February, 2010’

What Is Morton’s Neuroma? What Causes Morton’s Neuroma?

February 19, 2010www.medicalnewstoday.com Morton’s neuroma, also called Morton’s metatarsalgia, Morton’s disease, Morton’s neuralgia, Morton metatarsalgia, Morton nerve entrapment, plantar neuroma, or intermetatarsal neuroma is a benign (non-cancerous) growth of nerve tissue (neuroma) that develops in the foot, usually between the third and fourth toes (an intermetatarsal plantar nerve, most commonly of the third and fourth intermetatarsal spaces). It is a …

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What Are NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs)? What Are NSAIDs Used For?

February 15, 2010www.medicalnewstoday.com NSAIDs are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, also known as NAIDs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents/analgesics (NSAIAs) or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIMs). They are medications with analgesic (pain reducing), antipyretic (fever reducing) effects. In higher doses they also have anti-inflammatory effects – they reduce inflammation (swelling). Non-steroidal distinguishes NSAIDs from other drugs which contain steroids, which are also anti-inflammatory. NSAIDs are …

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What Is Osteoarthritis? What Causes Osteoarthritis?

February 10, 2010www.medicalnewstoday.com Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative arthritis degenerative joint disease, OA, or osteoarthrosis, is a form of arthritis caused by inflammation, breakdown, and the eventual loss of cartilage in the joints – the cartilage wears down over time. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. According to the National Health Service, UK, approximately 8.5 million people are …

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Winter Weather Causing You Pain? Simple At-Home Massage Techniques Can Keep Bodies Feeling Strong All Winter Long

January 28, 2010www.medicalnewstoday.com With a season of record-breaking snowfalls and eight weeks of winter to go, Washingtonians have become all too familiar with the icy sidewalks, the sore muscles, and the coughs and colds that come along with winter weather. But for those feeling the effects of a recent fall or tighter joints due to a lack of exercise, therapeutic …

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