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Health News - Body Aches

How does RA affect different parts of the body?
The hallmark of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is pain in the joints, but it can also affect many other body parts. In this article, we look at the diverse systemic and long-term effects of RA. (Medical News Today)

How does rheumatoid arthritis affect the ankles?
Rheumatoid arthritis or RA, can affect the ankle joints in the same way as other joints, causing pain, inflammation, and swelling. RA in the ankles is less common than in other areas, such as the hands and feet, and may develop as the condition progresses. Learn about what RA in the ankles may feel like and treatments. (Medical News Today)

How do you treat neck pain in children?
Many cases of neck pain in children are due to muscle strain. Home remedies and lifestyle changes are often enough to help a child get relief. Applying heat, improving posture, and exercise can help. Neck pain due to an infection or injury requires a visit to a doctor. Learn more about treating neck pain in children. (Medical News Today)

Can you take Aleve and Tylenol together?
Aleve and Tylenol are over-the-counter brands of different pain medications. People frequently use them to treat mild complaints, such as headaches and sore throats. Aleve and Tylenol are safe to take together. However, alternating between the two is more likely to provide extended relief. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Can neck pain be a sign of something serious?
The neck is a vital part of the anatomy that supports the head and allows it to move. Pain can occur in the right side of the neck. Most causes are benign, such as sleeping in an uncomfortable position, but others are more severe, including cancer. Learn about nine causes of pain in the right side of the neck here. (Medical News Today)

Are Epsom salt baths safe during pregnancy?
Epsom salt is a common home remedy for many ailments. Taking an Epsom salt bath can be an effective and safe way for people to ease aches and pains during pregnancy. However, they must take care not to ingest the Epsom salt or overheat. Here, learn more about the potential benefits of Epsom salt baths during pregnancy. (Medical News Today)

Deltoid pain: Types and treatment
The deltoid is a muscle responsible for lifting the arm and helping the shoulder to move. Strains and injuries from overuse can lead to pain. In this article, learn about the types of deltoid strain, which range from mild to severe. We also describe exercises and stretches that can relieve pain and aid recovery. (Medical News Today)

What is biceps tenodesis?
Biceps tenodesis is a surgical procedure used to reduce pain in the shoulder and surrounding area. It is an option when pain is caused by problems with the biceps tendon in the arm. In this article, learn about the types of procedure, who could benefit from it, possible complications, and alternative treatments. (Medical News Today)

What to know about Miller Fisher syndrome
Miller Fisher syndrome is a mild form of Guillain-Barré syndrome. It causes nerve damage, resulting in a loss of coordination, reflexes, and muscle control. The outlook is good, and with treatment a person often recovers within 6 months. Accurate diagnosis is essential to receive the right treatment. (Medical News Today)

What to know about bone spurs
Exostosis is a bone spur or outgrowth from the surface of a bone. Exostosis can affect any bone, including the knee and heel of the foot. The spur can occur inside the skull, for example, in the mouth, sinuses, or ear canal where it is called surfer’s ear. Hereditary exostoses can increase the risk of osteochondroma. (Medical News Today)

What causes a bump on the bottom of the foot?
A bump on the bottom of the foot can be irritating or cause pain while walking. Many causes of these bumps can be treated at home, but some require medical attention. In this article, we look at nine different causes of a bump on the bottom of the foot. We also cover the treatment options. (Medical News Today)

Fibromyalgia and chest pain: What is normal, symptoms, and treatment
Fibromyalgia causes widespread pain and tenderness. While symptoms differ, many people report intense pain in the chest and ribcage. Fibromyalgia chest pain can be associated with a condition costochondritis. In this article, we look at what this pain feels like, what is normal, treatments, and possible home remedies. (Medical News Today)

How do you stretch the latissimus dorsi?
The latissimus dorsi is a large muscle that stretches from the middle to lower back. While overuse can lead to pain, some movement may provide relief. We describe exercises that stretch and alleviate pain in this muscle, also known as the lats. Here, learn to identify, relieve, and prevent pain in the latissimus dorsi. (Medical News Today)

Why are my hands warm?
A person's hands may feel unusually warm for many reasons, ranging from recent exercise to medical conditions. In this article, we look at nine possible causes of warm hands, including high blood pressure and infection. Learn what accompanying symptoms can indicate an illness and when to consult a doctor here. (Medical News Today)

What is calcific tendonitis and what causes it?
Calcific tendonitis is a condition where deposits of calcium build up in a tendon or muscle, which can lead to pain and reduced movement. It often occurs in the shoulder. We look at the possible risk factors for this condition, its signs and symptoms, the available treatment options, and how long recovery takes. (Medical News Today)

Is fibromyalgia worse in women?
The defining feature of fibromyalgia is widespread pain. It is more common in women than men, who may experience this and other symptoms differently. Women also tend to have more symptoms, including bowel irritation, and heavy, painful menstruation. Learn about fibromyalgia and symptoms specific to women here. (Medical News Today)

How to make yourself fart
Farting is an everyday term for the expulsion of gas that builds up in the body. Gas can cause uncomfortable bloating and pain, but many yoga poses and other positions can help a person pass gas naturally. We also look at which foods cause gas and give other tips on reducing flatulence or releasing it when needed. (Medical News Today)

What is the difference between polymyalgia and fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a nervous system condition that causes widespread pain in the body. Attacks can vary in severity. Polymyalgia is an autoimmune condition that causes similar painful symptoms in the neck, shoulder, and hip muscles. Learn more about the similarities and differences between these conditions here. (Medical News Today)

How to treat a crick in the neck
A crick in the neck is a widespread but uncomfortable experience. Most of the time, it is caused by muscle stiffness or injuries caused by poor posture or sleeping in an uncomfortable position. Other times, a crick or stiffness in the neck can indicate an underlying health problem, such as osteoarthritis. Learn more. (Medical News Today)

What does a headache on top of the head mean?
Headaches strike different areas of the head. One of these areas is on the top of the head. Learn here what a headache on the top of the head means, and about 11 different types of common headaches that can cause pain on top of the head. Plus find out about other more serious causes and what to do when one strikes. (Medical News Today)

What could be causing my collarbone pain?
Collarbone pain is common. Some causes are easy to manage, while others require emergency treatment. Learn more about symptoms and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

How to treat muscle knots
Muscle knots are small, bump-like areas of muscle that can be painful to the touch. The medical term for muscle knots is myofascial trigger points. (Medical News Today)

Middle back pain: Causes and relief
Learn about 13 causes of middle back pain and discover techniques to find relief. Common causes include poor posture, arthritis, and herniated disks. (Medical News Today)

How do you relieve neck spasms?
A neck spasm is a common complaint that has a range of potential causes and treatments. Included is detail on stretches and massage. (Medical News Today)

What does it mean when your left lung hurts?
Pain ranging from mild to severe sometimes occurs around the left lung. Learn more about the condition and the many potential treatment options here. (Medical News Today)

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