A friend has a serious back injury and I want to help him negotiate the maze of advice he will face. [more inside]
I suddenly developed a knot/lump and pain in the ball of my foot late last night that has persisted for 24 hours. I know it's not plantar fasciitis as I don't have stabbing pains in my heel or midfoot. [more inside]
What alternatives are there to aspirin and NSAIDS (besides acetaminophen)? [more inside]
Cat brutally savaged, has had complicated surgery, aftercare will be difficult, costly and I have know idea where to begin
Cat brutally savaged, has had complicated surgery, aftercare will be difficult, costly and I have know idea where to begin.....
I have resumed jogging. However, already after 5 minutes of running, I will have unbearable pain in my lower legs. I might be experiencing "shin splints", and I wonder what are some good ways to prevent/lessen/delay these. [more inside]
What are dentures like? What effects do they have on your day to day living? I'm talking full ones here, top and bottom. [more inside]
Are there alternatives to the lotus position for classic meditation that don't leave the back unsupported? I've found that sitting in an unsupported position, or in a chair that doesn't have a seat back, ends up making my back ache rather strongly. I've thought about investigating meditation (and looking into the more classical, early practices), but have wondered if there's a "kosher" (accepted in the discipline) way of doing the more classical meditations while having your back completely supported (by lying on the ground, or doing it in a chair, or what have you).
YANMD. Why does my diaphragm hurt? [more inside]
Intense lower back pain on the left side. It's also painful down the side of my left leg. After being stiff and mostly inactive this winter I was doing some deep knee beds and intense hamstring stretches, now I'm in a huge amount of pain. My health insurance has a hefty deductible and am hoping to avoid the doctor's office. Any ideas on what to do to relieve the pain?
I regularly sprain my tongue. It happens often enough (and is painful enough) to make me curious about how and why this happens, and if it can be prevented. I have never met anyone else who experiences this. [more inside]
Is Ooow Universal? If I kick a Masai warrior, Brazillian beach bum, an Eskimo or an Indonesian will the exclamation for pain be similar? What about Mmmmm? [more inside]
Head-pain-filter: 50 year-old woman suffers from pain both internal and external, in the right side of her head above her ear. [more inside]
Is pain after massage normal? [more inside]
What is the "baseline" level of physical comfort for a housepet? [more inside]
My girlfriend's crown came off one of her molars, and it was damaged. She went to a dentist who reshaped the stump, made a new crown and replaced it. Since then (3 weeks) it came off once, she's been in excruciating pain the whole time, and now the dentist says she might need a root canal. Is this bad dentistry, or to be expected, and is there any recourse? [more inside]
I need to sleep, but I'm in pain. I got a new bed 2 weeks ago and I haven't slept well since... what to do? (warning, long) [more inside]
What little treats should I get today after work to take home to my shaken-up-after-a-car-accident housemate? And what can I do to make his life a little easier/nicer in the days/weeks to come? [more inside]
My mother recently traded in a 2004 Subrau Outback and bought a 2007 model of the same car a few weeks ago. She loved the car when test driving and was very happy with it for the first few weeks. Now she is finding that it is aggravating her back problems and causing her extreme amounts of pain. She has tried adjusting the seat in all ways and even called her doctor (who wasn't much help, so she's going to try to talk to someone else) [more inside]
Is intense back pain when I sneeze an indicator of a serious spinal problem? [more inside]
How to wean off of tramadol? [more inside]
On average how long is there pain after knee replacement surgery? I had a partial done Dec. 12th and still have days that I have to take pain pills for the discomfort. Is this typical? Should I go back to the doctor?
Say I have a percocet. It has stamped on it "7.5/325". [more inside]
What can I do to relieve my pain from hives? [more inside]
I'd had two quirks for as long as I can remember: my neck is extremely sensitive to touch, and I get an aching pain in my joints (knees, wrist, finger joints) when it's cold/damp. Does anyone else get the same thing? [more inside]
I have some wrist pain from my wrist being twisted, which by all signs appears to be a sprain rather than anything more serious. I'm trying to make sure I don't need to visit an ER (other major factor is that I have no insurance and I don't know what would happen financially after an ER visit). [more inside]
Pop goes the calf muscle! [more inside]
The medial side of my ankle hurts during the first two minutes of walking around each morning. The pain quiets down after 2 minutes or so of moving around. I've had plantar fasciitis before; this feels different. [more inside]
DamnTennisElbowFilter... Ok, I have tennis elbow in my left elbow. Got a cortisone shot (ouch!) about 3 months ago, but it's back...just let my elbow pain, there is... [more inside]
I have this recurring, temporary knee issue which happens and I'd like to know what it is and how to avoid it. [more inside]
I've made an unfortunate nutritional mistake; am I in for a world of hurt, and is there anything I can do about it? [more inside]
I'm having a pretty standard tight pain in my shoulders (most likely due to stress), kind of like my shoulders are stuck in the tensed up shrug position. Can the hivemind recommend some remedies? I found some exercise sites from past posts, but anything would be helpful.
How to treat possibly broken fingers and toes? [more inside]
If you had electrolysis under your chin and along your jawline (or in any medium-sensitive area like that), and handled it WITHOUT any prescription medication or prescription cream, what solutions worked best for you?
What is this pain in my tailbone? Last night while seated normally in a futon I shifted my weight slightly and a shooting pain went up through my tailbone area. It came back whenever I curved my spine forward slightlly. I hoped it would go away with a good night's sleep, but it hasn't and moving around difficult to do without feeling like I'm being stabbed. It feels like a badly pulled muscle. Has anyone had this? [more inside]
Does anyone have any experience using inversion tables to treat back pain? Do they work? Bonus: any credible studies you know about or can find discussing the use/pros/cons of inversion tables? [more inside]
Sex is painful. I've been to the doctor, I've done what they told me to do. Sex is still painful. I know you are not a/my doctor, but please try to help me save my sex life. It's a long-ish one inside. [more inside]
Gumshoe dermatologists: What is going on with my hand and what can I do to fix it? [more inside]
Why do blue Christmas lights hurt the hell out of my eyes? [more inside]
Help me with this mystery pain (long post, sorry) [more inside]
Due to a recent injury, my ortho has prescribed 15mg daily doses Mobic. I seem to have escaped any sort of stomach/g.i. issues that can be associated with this drug, but I seem to have a cold looming on the horizon... [more inside]
Poetry about migraines / headaches / chronic pain ? [more inside]
How long after giving birth before sex becomes enjoyable again? [more inside]
I've got a continuing ache-y pain in my left leg in two spots. I also have been suffering restless leg syndrome (in both legs, but especially that one) for quite a while and recently (1.5 months ago) started taking Requip, which seems to help with the RLS. The ache-y pain is a recent thing though, starting about two weeks ago. What should I ask my doctor to check? [more inside]
What are your experiences with non-surgical alternatives to a herniated lower back disc? [more inside]
Our 9-year-old yellow lab who has had a full ACL on one knee and a partial ACL on the other is getting worse. How can we exercise him properly without putting him in pain? [more inside]
Abdominal Pain Filter: My girlfriend woke up last night with an excruiating stabbing pain throughout her lower abdomen. Thankfully, that's gone, but there is still a tender spot about 1 inch up from her belly button, and two inches to the right. I think it's too far up to be the appendix. What could it be?
Should I go get the CT scan or not? I've had a stomachache for 10 days and my doctor thinks it might be my appendix; the blood tests are all negative; should I still go through with this? [more inside]
Sometimes my shins hurt when I'm walking alone. It never happens when I'm walking with someone else. [more inside]
I hurt my lower back playing tennis. Help! [more inside]
Why do Japanese game show contestants seem to feel no pain? [more inside]