Joint replacement is justifiably regarded as miracle surgery. The ball-and-socket joint parts of the hip, worn away by osteoarthritis, are replaced with an artificial joint made of a mix of metal and polyethylene.
Repetitive strain injury (RSI) is a blanket term covering a range of conditions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis and bursitis, all of which involve damage and inflammation to tendons, nerves, muscles and soft tissues.
Neurological symptoms with FlagylA number of studies have shown peripheral neuropathy - nerve damage outside of the brain and spinal cord - to be among the more serious adverse effects of taking metronidazole. The symptoms include numbness...
Statins (HMG-CoA-reductase inhibitors) are known to cause a form of muscle pain and weakness, liver abnormalities and, in severe cases, rhabdomyolysis, a muscle condition that can lead to kidney failure.
What is carpal tunnel syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common condition that now affects 10 per cent of the UK workforce. It is caused by compression of the median nerve, which runs through a U-shaped