Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Heel pain: To jab or not to jab?

New La Trobe University research has found cheaper orthotics might prevent the need for steroid injections for plantar fasciitis—a condition causing heel pain that affects one in 10 people aged over 50.

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Low back pain? These exercises may help

(HealthDay)—Low back pain is a common health complaint. And if it sidelines you for too long, it can lead to weight gain, a loss in your fitness level and keep you from doing things you love.

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Musculoskeletal symptoms predict psoriatic arthritis

(HealthDay)—For patients with psoriasis, nonspecific musculoskeletal symptoms, including joint pain, fatigue, and stiffness, predict the development of psoriatic arthritis (PsA), according to a study published in the March ...

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Winter shoes can boost bunion pain

(HealthDay)—As temperatures tumble and women switch from sandals to closed-toe shoes, bunions can be a real pain, experts say.

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High BMI tied to non-specific foot pain, plantar heel pain

(HealthDay) -- Increased body mass index (BMI) correlates with non-specific foot pain in the general population, and with chronic plantar heel pain in a non-athletic population, according to a meta-analysis published online ...

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