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Health Warning: Dangers of Psoriatic Arthritis

Debra Murray

  Psoriatic arthritis (PA) is a form of arthritis that occurs with the chronic skin condition psoriasis. Symptoms may vary in individuals, and may affect any joint. PA generally affects the skin first, but the symptoms of arthritis may develop before the red and silver scaly patches that generally characterize psoriasis.     What Is Psoriatic Arthritis?    Psoriasis is caused when the body starts attacking its own cells, in this case skin cells. In about 30 percent of all cases of psoriasis, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation, the body's immune system does not stop with attacking skin cells, but...

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Health Warning: Dangers of Adhesive Capsulitis or Frozen Shoulder

Debra Murray

  An Incredibly Painful Condition    If you are feeling intense pain in the shoulder joint and muscles, you may have adhesive capsulitis. Most people refer to this medical condition as frozen shoulder because it is extremely difficult to move an arm. The condition is incredibly painful to deal with because it makes performing everyday tasks nearly impossible. Individuals are often unable to move the shoulder enough to dress themselves, prepare meals or drive an automobile. The discomfort in the frozen shoulder increases at night and in colder temperatures making it difficult for individuals to sleep. Occasionally, the muscles, ligaments and tendons...

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Breaking Health News About Achilles Tendinitis

Debra Murray

  Achilles tendinitis is an injury resulting from overusing the tendon, which is the band of tissue connecting the calf muscles running along the back part of the lower leg to that of the heel bone. It commonly occurs in those who are runners that have suddenly increased the duration or intensity of their runs. It’s also increased in those who are middle-aged individuals who play in sports, such as basketball or tennis.    Most cases of Achilles tendinitis are easily treated with simple, at-home care. Self-care strategies are imperative at preventing any recurring episodes of the condition. Some of the...

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Simple Health Tips for Aching Feet

Debra Murray

  Aching feet can be a sign of poor health.  Health disorders like arthritis, diabetes, and poor circulation have been found to cause foot pain.  Foot disorders, such as calluses and ingrown toenails, cause foot pain too. One other common cause is ill-fitting shoes.    To rule out any serious health conditions that may be causing your feet to ache, get examined by a qualified doctor. Once your doctor knows the cause of your pain, he will be able to guide you toward the proper course of treatment. Listen to his expert advice, and follow these healthy tips for aching feet. ...

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Health Warning: Dangers of Arthritis Causing Bursitis

Debra Murray

  Arthritis and bursitis are hard to differentiate. Arthritis inflammation is caused by degenerative bone and connective tissue. Bursitis involves inflamed bursae, the fluid-filled sacs that surround the joints. Arthritis is one of the most common causes of bursitis.   The bursae are small structures that cushion the muscles, tendons and bones. The age-related "wear and tear" of osteoarthritis can easily lead to bursitis. However, the condition is more likely to stem from the systemic inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis.   The shoulders, elbows and hips are the most common places for bursitis to develop. The pain may also occur in...

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Health Warning: Dangers of Neuropathy

Debra Murray

What is Neuropathy?Neuropathy is a type of nerve damage. It can cause a number of symptoms, including persistent burning pain, numbness, tingling and muscle weakness.Neuropathy is generally a symptom of some other, underlying cause. Most commonly, neuropathy is caused by Type II diabetes. However, the condition can also be caused by traumatic injuries, infections such as Lyme disease and exposure to environmental toxins.The nerve damage associated with neuropathy is generally concentrated in the hands and feet. However, it can appear anywhere in the body. What are the Symptoms of Neuropathy?The symptoms of this condition tend to be highly variable, depending...

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Simple Health Tips for Neuropathy Sufferers

Debra Murray

  If you suffer from neuropathy, whether or not it goes along with diabetes, you know all too well that the damage to nerves causes numbness or tingling in the feet and lower legs, burning sensations, loss of sensation in the feet or lower legs, and sometimes symptoms can even occur in the hands or arms.   General health tips that can help ease the pain of neuropathy include those having to do with safety, eating, exercise, stretching, massaging and other good pointers: Stand up and walk slowly and carefully and watch out for any objects that may be in...

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