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How to treat and prevent leg muscle cramps
Leg muscle cramps are common, but they can be uncomfortable and very painful. In this article, learn about how to treat and prevent them. (Medical News Today)

What to know about neck tension
Neck tension occurs when the neck muscles remain contracted for prolonged periods. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of neck tension here. (Medical News Today)

What causes pain under the left armpit?
Causes of pain under the left armpit can range from minor skin infections to nerve damage. Learn about these and other causes, as well as when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Causes and treatments for twitching fingers
Many issues can cause finger twitching. Some are harmless, while others are more serious. Read on to learn about the potential causes and their treatments. (Medical News Today)

What to know about muscle soreness
Muscle soreness after exercise can be uncomfortable and disrupt a person’s fitness routine. Read on for why sore muscles happen plus some treatments and research into their effectiveness. (Medical News Today)

What to know about thoracic outlet syndrome
Thoracic outlet syndrome occurs when something compresses the nerves, arteries, or veins that pass through the thoracic outlet. Learn more about this condition, including symptoms and treatment options, here. (Medical News Today)

Through my eyes: Living with shoulder arthritis
My name is Rudy Kadlub, and I'm a 70-year-old powerlifter. This is my story of how I continued to break world records after shoulder surgery. (Medical News Today)

What does it mean to feel malaise?
Malaise is a general feeling of being unwell. Read on to learn about the various symptoms and causes of malaise, and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Swedish massage vs. deep tissue massage: What's the difference?
Swedish massage and deep tissue massage are two popular forms of massage therapy. Read on to learn about their differences and intended uses. (Medical News Today)

10 exercises for a pinched nerve in the neck
A pinched nerve in the neck can cause pain, numbness, and tingling. In this article, learn about 10 exercises and stretches that can relieve these symptoms. (Medical News Today)

The best stretches for runners
Running works many leg muscles and also puts a strain on the knees and back. Learn about 10 stretches that can help keep runners performing well in this article. (Medical News Today)

Causes and treatments for burning legs
Muscle soreness, injuries, sunburns, and nerve damage can all cause a burning sensation in the legs. Learn more about the causes and how to treat them here. (Medical News Today)

What are the best essential oils for sore muscles?
Essential oils that can help with sore muscles include eucalyptus, lavender, and ginger. Learn more about the best essential oils for sore muscles here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about muscle fatigue
Muscle tiredness, or fatigue, can occur for many reasons. We discuss some of the causes, what people can do to relieve muscle fatigue, and when to see a doctor here. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about broken ribs
Broken ribs are a common injury following an accident or fall. In this article, learn about how to identify the symptoms and what to expect from treatment and recovery. (Medical News Today)

How to diagnose and treat bruised ribs
Bruising is not always a symptom of a broken or fractured rib bone. In this article, we provide pictures and advice about how to diagnose and treat bruised ribs. (Medical News Today)

What causes muscle weakness?
Muscle weakness can be a symptom of many chronic conditions and acute infections. It can also be a side effect of certain medications. Find out more about the causes of muscle weakness here. (Medical News Today)

What causes pain in the right upper quadrant of the ribs?
The right upper quadrant of the abdomen includes the pancreas, right kidney, gallbladder, liver, and intestines. Pain under the ribs in this area can indicate an issue affecting one of these organs. Here, learn about possible causes, their treatments, and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

How to get rid of knee pain when sleeping
Methods of helping knee pain when sleeping include trying a new sleep position, using hot or cold packs, and losing weight. Learn more about treating knee pain when sleeping here. (Medical News Today)

Back pain when bending: What to know
Many people experience lower back pain when bending over. This article looks at a variety of conditions that can cause this pain, as well as treatments, self-care tips, and how to prevent it. (Medical News Today)

Why do I have tight jaw muscles? Causes and relief
Tight jaw muscles often occur due to stress, anxiety, injury, or overusing the jaw joint. In other cases, it may signal a medical condition. Learn about causes of jaw tightness and ways to relieve the tension here. (Medical News Today)

How does the cervix change in early pregnancy?
The cervix has a different position and texture in early pregnancy. Cervical discharge also changes. In this article, we look at changes to the cervix during early pregnancy. (Medical News Today)

Is chemotherapy effective for rheumatoid arthritis?
Chemotherapy drugs, such as methotrexate, are one of the first-line treatments for people with rheumatoid arthritis. These drugs can help relieve symptoms and prevent further joint damage. However, they can cause a number of side effects, and doctors will closely monitor people on these drugs. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Medical conditions that cause muscle wasting
Conditions that can cause muscle wasting include muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, and spinal muscular atrophy. Treatment may include dietary changes and exercise. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What can cause lower back and leg pain?
Lower back and leg pain can result from poor posture and overstraining the back muscles. However, persistent or recurring pain can be a sign of an underlying condition, such as arthritis or fibromyalgia. Learn more about the possible causes of lower back and leg pain here. (Medical News Today)

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