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What to know about contusions
A contusion is the medical term for a bruise. They may affect the bones, muscles, skin, eyes, mouth, and many of the internal organs. Learn more about types of contusion here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about front shoulder pain
Pain in the front of the shoulder can have many potential causes, including muscle injury and torn ligaments. Learn more about the possible causes of front shoulder pain here. (Medical News Today)

What causes bladder pain?
Bladder pain may occur due to interstitial cystitis, a bladder infection, bladder cancer, or kidney stones. In this article, we look at the causes and treatment of bladder pain. (Medical News Today)

How to relieve nerve pain in MS
There are many simple home remedies that can help with multiple sclerosis (MS) nerve pain in the legs, feet, arms, and back. Many remedies will also work on other areas of the body. Learn more about remedies for MS nerve pain here. (Medical News Today)

Common pain relievers may worsen C. difficile infection
According to a recent study, certain pain-relieving, anti-inflammatory medication can increase the risks relating to C. difficile infection. (Medical News Today)

What does round ligament pain feel like?
Round ligament pains are sharp, shooting pains that occur in the pelvis during pregnancy. In this article, learn how they feel and how to get relief. (Medical News Today)

Kratom: Everything you need to know
Kratom is a plant that grows in Southeast Asia. Some people take it for its stimulant or opioid-like effects. Learn about the possible risks in this article. (Medical News Today)

What to know about oxycodone
Oxycodone is an opioid drug that doctors prescribe to help manage moderate to severe pain. In this article, we look at the uses, risks, and effectiveness of oxycodone, along with its addictive potential. (Medical News Today)

What to know about femoral neuropathy
Femoral neuropathy refers to any disorder that causes damage to the femoral nerve. These conditions primarily affect the thighs, often causing numbness or pain. Learn more about femoral neuropathy here. (Medical News Today)

Strong link found between back pain and mortality
Back pain can significantly reduce people's quality of life. A recent study asks whether back pain might also reduce lifespan in older woman. (Medical News Today)

Why are my breasts sore before a period?
Fluctuations in hormones before a period are a common cause of sore breasts. In this article, learn more about why breast pain or tenderness often occurs before a period. (Medical News Today)

19 natural remedies for a headache
Headaches are a common complaint. Fortunately, there are many natural and home remedies a person can use to get relief. Learn about them here. (Medical News Today)

Bowel endometriosis: What to know
Bowel endometriosis is when tissue similar to endometrial tissue develops on the bowel, causing a range of symptoms. In this article, learn about the causes and treatments. (Medical News Today)

What to know about marijuana and multiple sclerosis
Marijuana has many potential uses, which includes the treatment of specific symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS). Learn more about the possible benefits of marijuana for people with MS here. (Medical News Today)

Can marijuana ease symptoms of Crohn's disease?
In regions where it is legal, many doctors are prescribing medical marijuana to treat certain conditions. Some small studies suggest that marijuana may also have the potential to relieve symptoms of Crohn’s disease. However, more research is necessary to confirm these findings. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What is Lhermitte's sign?
Lhermitte's sign is sometimes a symptom of multiple sclerosis and other demyelinating conditions. In this article, learn about what causes Lhermitte's sign, its triggers, and how to reduce the risk of experiencing it. (Medical News Today)

What types of pain can HIV cause?
Pain is common in people living with HIV and can include headaches, joint pain, and abdominal cramping. Pain medications, alternative therapies, and home remedies can help a person manage their pain. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What are the most common causes of pelvic pain in men?
Pelvic pain in men can result from a range of issues, including a hernia, prostatitis, and appendicitis. This pain occurs somewhere between the navel and groin. Treatment depends on the cause and may involve antibiotics. Learn about the most common causes of pelvic pain in men here. (Medical News Today)

6 uses of Tiger Balm
Tiger Balm is a popular home remedy for pain. It contains several active ingredients that may reduce swelling and numb the skin. Learn more about how to use Tiger Balm here. (Medical News Today)

Gabapentin: What to know
Doctors prescribe gabapentin to treat epilepsy, restless legs syndrome, and some types of nerve pain. Learn more about the uses and potential side effects here. (Medical News Today)

What is a TENS unit and does it work?
Some people use a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit to treat pain. This device works by sending electrical impulses through the skin. It may give people relief from the painful symptoms of arthritis, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, endometriosis, and other conditions. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What is the difference between methylprednisolone and prednisone?
Methylprednisolone and prednisone are medications that can treat certain health conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, by reducing inflammation in the body. Learn about the differences between these corticosteroids here. (Medical News Today)

How do you treat an infected belly button piercing?
Initially, piercings are healing wounds, and they can be prone to infection. Belly button piercings have a higher risk because they are difficult to keep clean. Symptoms of infection include pain, redness, and discharge from the piercing. Improving hygiene and taking antibiotics can help. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about synovial (joint) fluid analysis
Doctors often use synovial fluid analysis to help determine the cause of joint pain and inflammation. This procedure involves extracting and analyzing a small sample of synovial fluid. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What are the best remedies for neuropathy from chemo?
Neuropathy from chemo can cause tingling and numbness in the hands and feet. It is a side effect of the chemotherapy drug that a person uses in their cancer treatment. Learn more about the best remedies for neuropathy from chemo, including natural and alternative remedies, such as vitamins, massage, and acupuncture. (Medical News Today)

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