Do you wake up to sharp pains in the bottom of your foot when you take your first steps of the day? Does that pain subside gradually as your foot limbers up? Does the pain return when you've been standing for a long period of time? If so, you may be suffering from plantar fasciitis. What is plantar fasciitis? One of the most common causes of foot pain, plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, a tendon that connects the base of your foot with your heel.
Many birthdays carry with them their own special rites of passage -- getting your driver's license at 16, or having your first drink at 21. Sadly, getting older often means that these rites of passage become less pleasant. If you've recently hit a milestone birthday and need to schedule your first colonoscopy, you may be wondering what to expect -- especially if you have diabetes and are concerned about your ability to sufficiently prepare for your procedure.
The stress of being a full time mommy can cause adverse effects on the body. One of the worst effects is neck pain. When you are rushing around trying to get your errands done for the day, neck pain is the last thing that you want to deal with. Seeing a chiropractor or getting massage in is unheard of. Luckily, however, there is a way to stop neck pain in it's tracks.
When you have been suffering from chronic pain in one or all of your limbs, you may wonder if there will ever be any relief to your pain and discomfort. However, when you finally find yourself with a diagnosis of the neurological disorder, complex regional pain syndrome (also referred to as CRPS), you will have various different treatment options available to you. If you find yourself sifting through conventional treatment options and worrying that you will become addicted to prescription pain medications or simply want to try alternative treatments for your CRPS, there are many options available for you.
The concept of "palliative care" is a rather recent innovation in the field of health care. Some people who have heard of the term, however, might not fully understand the idea behind the phrase. This article focuses on a few key aspects of this intriguing health care conception. Compared to Hospice Care Some confusion exists between the concepts of hospice care and that of palliative care. Although the two have certain similarities, they are not synonymous.