Trigger finger is a painful condition causing the fingers to catch or lock up when they are bent. This can also affect thumbs, called trigger thumb.
Pain management is often part of palliative care - also called end of life care - given to a person with a terminal or advanced progressive illness, such as cancer, to help improve their quality of life by minimising discomfort.
Ibuprofen can cause a number of side effects. For this reason, take the lowest possible dose of ibuprofen for the shortest possible time needed to control your symptoms.
A bruised rib will feel painful when you breathe in or cough, and you may have some bruising to the skin or swelling and/or tenderness in your chest.
Different painkillers work better for different types of pain and some painkillers may not be appropriate for some people.
Can food help to fight pain? get the facts.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which suction is applied locally to the skin that some people believe helps promote healing. Does it work? What's the evidence?
Looking for natural ways to fight pain? Here are some suggestions.
If you experience stiffness, pain and restricted movement in your shoulder, you may have a condition often referred to as frozen shoulder.
Arm pain is common and can be due to injuries or medical conditions. Get an overview of possible causes of arm pain.
Chest pain usually refers to pain felt in the upper torso, from the shoulders to the ribs. It is one of the signs of a heart attack which is a medical emergency.
Trochanteric bursitis - also known as greater trochanteric pain syndrome – is a common hip syndrome, that causes pain and tenderness at the bony, outside point of the hip, known as the greater trochanter.
Learn about the different types of anaesthesia and anaesthetics – from local anaesthetic when you have a tooth out, to general anaesthetic for a major operation
Foot pain is a common problem, and has many possible causes. Foot pain treatments include rest, pain relievers, stretching exercises and changes in habits or footwear. Surgery may be helpful for some people with foot pain.
Biofeedback is a non-invasive treatment the NHS may recommend for conditions, including constipation, urinary incontinence and faecal incontinence.
Hip pain can be caused by wear-and-tear over the years, or by a fall or injury.
The armpit, or axilla, is a hollow under of the shoulder joint, which most people will have contact with every day when using deodorant or antiperspirant.
Pain in the lower legs may be something that can be treated at home, or it may be a sign of a more serious medical condition. A lot depends on what is causing the lower leg pain and the symptoms.
Cramps are caused by muscle spasms - involuntary contractions of one or more muscles. They can be painful but are usually harmless.
Swollen lymph glands can be a sign the body is fighting an infection, such as colds or glandular fever. Some people say 'your glands are up'.
Corticosteroid injections may be recommended for a variety of painful conditions, including sports injuries, joint pain and osteoarthritis pain.
A pain rating scale and pain assessment scales are ways of letting a doctor or other healthcare professional know how severe pain is.
Chronic pain is a complex problem and there are no easy answers. Get the support you need from medical experts, charities and support groups.
Some over-the-counter painkillers and medicines can cause an increase in blood pressure.
Nerve pain, or neuropathic pain, may be relieved with over-the counter painkillers, or a GP or pain specialist may recommend other approaches.
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