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What can cause shoulder pain?
The shoulder is a complex and flexible joint, making it vulnerable to damage. Common causes of shoulder pain include injuries, general wear and tear, and inflammatory conditions. A person can often treat mild shoulder pain at home, but those with severe pain or serious injuries should see a doctor. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about fish roe
Tobiko, masago, ikura, and caviar are types of fish roe, or the eggs of a fish. They are all similar but have some nutritional differences. They can all form part of a healthful diet. Learn more about tobiko, masago, ikura, and caviar here. (Medical News Today)

Pain at big toe joint: Everything you need to know
There are many possible causes of pain at the big toe joint, including osteoarthritis, gout, and injuries. This pain can sometimes make it difficult for a person to walk, but most underlying causes are treatable. Learn more about pain at the big toe joint, including treatment, prevention, and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

What to know about a broken nose
A broken nose can result from a forceful impact to the face. Symptoms typically include pain, swelling, and bleeding. A person can often treat minor nose breaks at home, but more severe injuries may require medical treatment. Doctors can correct a misshapen nose with manual realignment or surgery. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about vitamin K-2
Vitamin K has two main forms, K-1 and K-2. Vitamin K-2 is naturally present in fatty meats, dairy products, and fermented foods. Both forms of vitamin K are essential for blood clotting and bone health. However, vitamin K-2 may also protect against certain forms of cancer and heart disease. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Bruised heels and how to treat them
The causes of a bruised heel can include various injuries and ill-fitting shoes. Home remedies can help, such as applying a cold compress or using heel inserts in shoes. Learn more about bruised heels here. (Medical News Today)

What can cause pain in the palm of the hand?
Pain in the palm of the hand is often the result of a minor injury, and a person can safely treat it at home. However, more serious causes of hand pain can include bone fractures, wound infections, and conditions that affect the nerves, blood vessels, or tissues inside the hands. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about hamstring tendonitis
Hamstring tendonitis is a swollen or injured hamstring tendon. Symptoms include pain in or near to the knee joint. The type of treatment will depend on the severity of the tendonitis, but certain exercises may help. Learn more about hamstring tendonitis here. (Medical News Today)

Causes and treatment of finger pain
Finger pain can result from a minor injury and will usually get better with self-care. However, severe, worsening, or recurring pain may indicate a more serious injury or underlying condition. Learn more about the causes and treatment of finger pain here. (Medical News Today)

Causes and treatment of foot cramp
There are several possible causes of foot cramps, including overexercising, nutrient deficiencies, and dehydration. In this article, we explore the causes of foot cramps and their treatments. (Medical News Today)

What causes Achilles tendon pain?
Achilles tendon pain can result from tendonitis or a tear or rupture of the tendon. Problems with the Achilles tendon are more common in people who play sports. They typically occur from excessive use of the calf muscles but can also result from acute injuries. Learn more about Achilles tendon pain here. (Medical News Today)

Osteoporosis: New tools help pinpoint potential risk genes
Genome analysis and 3D DNA studies helped scientists to identify two new genes that impact bone-producing cells to potentially alter osteoporosis risk. (Medical News Today)

What to know about a bulging disc in the neck
Potential causes of a bulging disc in the neck include being overweight and being inactive. Exercising may help. Learn more about bulging discs in the neck, including why they develop and how to soothe them, here. (Medical News Today)

This 'caterpillar fungus' may help treat osteoarthritis
A compound derived from a parasitic fungus could lead to the development of new, better treatments for osteoarthritis, according to recent research. (Medical News Today)

What to know about MCL tears
The medial collateral ligament, or MCL, of the knee can tear due to injury and cause pain. Treatment depends on the severity of the injury. Learn more about MCL tears here. (Medical News Today)

How to treat a dislocated finger
Dislocated fingers are fairly common injuries that occur when a bone slips out of alignment. A person should not attempt to reposition the bone themselves, but seek prompt medical attention instead. Following reduction and splinting, a dislocated finger normally takes several weeks to heal properly. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about lower right back pain
The possible causes of pain in the lower right area of the back include sprains, strains, infections, and spinal stenosis. Treatment depends on the underlying cause. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Why does my ankle hurt?
Many things can cause a person's ankle to hurt, including injuries and medical conditions. In this article, we look at the causes, symptoms, and treatments for ankle pain. (Medical News Today)

What to know about muscle strain
Anyone can get a muscle strain. In this article, we look at how to identify a muscle strain and how to treat it at home. We also discuss when to see a doctor and muscle strain recovery. (Medical News Today)

What are synovial cysts?
Synovial cysts are fluid-filled lumps that typically develop on the lower spine. They are generally harmless and often do not cause symptoms. However, people who experience pain or other problems may require treatment. Learn more about synovial cysts here. (Medical News Today)

Ultrasound scans could boost screenings for osteoporosis
A new study suggests that data from ultrasound bone tests are as good as X-rays. This finding could help doctors assess more people who are at risk. (Medical News Today)

What can cause pain in the hand or wrist?
There are many possible causes of pain in the hands or wrists, including injuries, repetitive strain, cysts, and arthritis. Some home remedies may help relieve the discomfort, but a person should see a doctor for severe, persistent, or reoccurring hand pain. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about DEXA scans
The DEXA scan assesses bone density and can determine whether a person has weaker bones that are at risk of fracture. No special preparation is necessary. Learn more about DEXA scans here. (Medical News Today)

Osteoporosis: Some yoga poses may cause bone injuries
New research warns that certain yoga poses can be risky for people with osteoporosis and advises caution when engaging in this practice. (Medical News Today)

What is a TFCC tear?
The triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) is a network of ligaments, tendons, and cartilage in the wrist. Injuries to this structure are called TFCC tears, and they can cause pain, swelling, and limited movement in the wrist. Treatment options include splints or casts, physical therapy, and surgery. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

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