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Blisters

Blisters are small-sized pockets of fluid that form in the upper layers of the skin after being damaged. They can develop on any part of the body but quite common on the hands and feet. The fluid that builds up beneath the damaged skin cushions the tissue below. This protects the tissue from further damage …

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RICE technique: Ideal treatment for soft issue injuries

One of the commonly used measures for sports injuries is the RICE technique (rest, ice, compression, elevation). Remember that any injury such as a strain, sprain or muscle tear can greatly benefit from immediate first aid care to prevent any complications as well as promote faster healing. By using this treatment option, it can relieve …

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Bone Spurs

How to manage burning heel pain

The burning heel pain during stretching might be an indication of various problems. Some of the conditions that can cause heel pain include plantar fasciitis, bone spurs, stress fractures and tendonitis. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyHuDJShnco Structure of the heel The heel is a bodily structure that includes muscles, tendons, bones and fascia. All of these structures are required …

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Headache at the base of the neck: What are the causes?

Headache at the base of the neck: What are the causes?

Headaches that cause pain in the base of the neck are the tension types. The area in between the upper cervical spine and the base of the skull is the sub-occipital region. This region contains several nerve fibers, small muscles and joints which produce pain. Since the pain can point to a life-threatening condition, see …

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Lateral hip pain due to running

Various factors play a role on triggering lateral hip pain while running. Using proper footwear, age, running on uneven terrain and increasing the distance abruptly can increase the risk for conditions that trigger hip pain. These conditions include sacroiliac joint dysfunction, iliotibial band friction syndrome, hip fractures and iliac crest injury. It is recommended to …

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