Tag - joint pain

Glucosamine or Tylenol for Joint Pain?

Every 7 years I take a test to maintain my medical board certification. This test is prepared by the American Board of Family Medicine. The last time I took the test I clearly remember a multiple choice question regarding osteoarthritis. The choice...

Strained tendons of the wrist

Strained tendons of the wrist Q I strained the tendons in my left wrist a year ago and my doctor diagnosed de Quervain’s stenosing tenovaginitis. I wear one of those elastic wrist supports with a metal strip to keep it rigid but, as I live alone, I...

Ouch!

Ganglion Cysts

Q I have a ganglion cyst on my right wrist that is apparently pressing on a nerve and right over a tendon. It’s too painful to bash with the family bible. I'm due to see a hospital consultant with a view to its being either aspirated or removed.

Heel the pain

Q My husband is suffering from a ‘calcium claw’ on the heel of his foot. It’s painful and makes it difficult to walk. Both his sister and mother have the same problem, so it would seem to be genetic. What exactly is a calcium claw and, apart from...

An unusual form of arthritis

Mr S.M., a 56-year-old rambler, came to see me with an irritable bowel, stomach pain, loss of sex drive, severe fatigue, joint pain and swelling that kept moving to different joints, stiffness in his hands and bone sensitivity in his ribs

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