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Dangers of Gout

Debra Murray

  Gout is a condition that affects the joint areas of the body. It is a type of arthritis that can cause pain, stiffness and swelling in the joints. If the problem continues, damage to the joints and tendons can occur and you could experience serious health issues.    The pain that comes with gout can cause serious health concerns. Cardiovascular health could be affected, and individuals could experience depression and weight issues. When people have gout, uric acid levels build up in the joints. The pain and stiffness associated with this can cause health problems.    Patients who have gout in their hips, knees,...

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Simple Health Tips for Knee Pain

Debra Murray

Arthritis is a family of incurable musculoskeletal disorders. There are more than 100 different arthritis conditions that destroy joints, bones, muscles, cartilage and connective tissues. These conditions cause pain and hinder physical movement.   The disease affects approximately 50 million adults and 300,000 children and it is actually the nation’s leading cause of disability. When you experience knee pain due to an injury damaged nerves in that area dispense chemical signals. Other nerves then send the signals to your brain which recognizes them as pain. Knee arthritis pain is caused by the following factors:   Inflammation in the joints. Damage to joint tissues caused...

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Breaking Health News on Knee Pain

Debra Murray

  If you experience knee pain it is usually caused by overuse, poor form during exercise and not warming up and/or stretching before physical activity. You can alleviate pain that has just started by doing the following:   Resting and avoiding activities that cause pain Applying ice at least 4 times a day and keeping your knee elevated to bring down swelling Using a safe topical pain reliever. Apply every ten minutes until pain subsides then 3 times daily Using an ace bandage to provide support.   You should contact a doctor if you have the following symptoms:   You...

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