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Chronic ankle pain may be more than just a sprain

... Tendon injuries can include tendonitis or swelling around the tendons. In more severe cases, the peroneal tendons can actually tear or there can be a swelling of the tendons behind the fibula bone. This can ... Ankle pain that is not responding to treatment swelling and tenderness around the outside of the ankle ...

SIMPONI(TM) (golimumab) Receives FDA Approval as First Once-Monthly Anti-TNF for Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis

... inflammatory disease that causes joint pain and swelling and can lead to joint destruction. Psoriatic ... of heart failure like shortness of breath or swelling of your lower legs or feet. Rarely, people ... very tired, chest pain or shortness of breath, swelling of the feet, ankles, and/or legs. Tell your ...

Lymphedema Raises Cost of Breast Cancer Care

... Painful swelling can require treatments for infections and ... cancer survivors, lymphedema -- an uncomfortable swelling of the arm and wrist -- can be one of the most ... lymphedema, with 32 percent having persistent swelling three years after surgery, according to the ....

Photos: Novo Nordisk Improved FlexPen(R) Now Available in the U.S.

... reactions at the injection site (like redness, swelling and itching), and allergic reactions. Get medical ... reactions at the injection site (like redness, swelling and itching), and allergic reactions. Get medical ... reactions at the injection site (like redness, swelling and itching), and allergic reactions. Get medical ...

Vascular Experts Call for Increased Awareness of Growing Problem of Lymphedema

... and awareness. Characterized by progressive swelling of one or more limbs due to the accumulation of ... Decongestive Therapy (CDT) designed to reduce swelling and maintain skin health. CDT includes exercise, ... therapist for as long as six weeks. Once the swelling is reduced, self-management is required for ...

Obesity increases lymphedema risk for breast cancer survivors

... lymphedema, a chronic condition that involves swelling of the limbs and impacts physical and ... Breast cancer survivors who develop post-op swelling have a significantly higher risk (40 percent) of ... patients with high BMIs who experience post-op swelling or were affected by cancer on their dominant side ...

Foot Problems Common Among People With Diabetes

... of quick treatment for related problems such as swelling and numbness in the feet. "Knowing some of the ... prevent any medical problems," says Miller. The swelling was caused by neuropathy -- a result of nerve ... Look at your bare feet for any unusual cuts, swelling and blisters. -- Keep your feet clean and dry. ...

Investigational drug tested for preventing muscle fiber death in muscular dystrophy

... of the protein cyclophilin D, which regulates the swelling of mitochondria in response to cellular injury. ... a gene that encodes cycolphilin D reduced swelling and reversed or prevented the diseases ... treatment with Debio-025 reduced mitochondrial swelling and necrotic manifestations in mice with muscular ...

Novel Cooling Therapy May Have Aided Injured Football Player

... with steroids -- standard treatment to reduce swelling and potentially damaging inflammation. But, at ... six and eight degrees, doctors can tamp down swelling and inflammation, and limit the release of ... "It decreases the amount of injury and the swelling that occurs from the injury and thereby, ...

GlaxoSmithKline Responds to JAMA Articles

... your body to keep extra fluid, which leads to swelling and weight gain. Extra body fluid can make some ... worse or lead to heart failure. If you have swelling or fluid retention, shortness of breath or ... have experienced vision changes due to swelling in the back of the eye while taking Avandia. ...

New Surgical Device Revolutionizes Face Lifts, Abdominoplasty and Breast Reduction Surgery Promising Patients Quicker Recovery Time, Less Pain and Fewer Bruises

... is the next evolution in our field. Our patients are experiencing less swelling and bruising than those patients who underwent a traditional face lift, ... with Tisseal, a fibrin tissue glue which minimizes bruising and swelling by promoting adherence of soft tissues at the time of surgery." ...

Oral Piercings Pose Potential Health Care Risks

... cite pain as the first thing they notice after the procedure. swelling - Piercing may cause swelling of the tongue. According to the American Dental Association, in extreme ...

Novel light-sensitive compounds show promise for cancer therapy

... cell death," apoptosis does not lead to the inflammation, pain, and swelling normally associated with damage to cells and tissues in the body. The ... light. The reactive oxygen kills cells in a way that tends to cause local swelling and inflammation. Mascharak and graduate student Michael Rose have ...

As the Weather Warms Up Rattlesnakes Come Out to Enjoy the Sun Just as Californians Do

... poisonous, the rattlesnake is. In humans, a rattlesnake bite can produce swelling and bruising and can sometimes be fatal. "Over the past couple of ... pain at the location of the bite Nausea Diarrhea swelling in the mouth and throat making it difficult to breathe ...

A Winning Strategy to Beat Spring Sporting Injuries

... or excessive foot flattening caused by footwear often can cause this swelling of the muscles connected to the shin. Stretching and strengthening can ... Achilles tendinitis: Pain and stiffness in the calf and swelling of the Achilles tendon can result from excessive stop-and-start motion. To ...

Astellas Launches Vaprisol(R) (Conivaptan Hydrochloride Injection) Premixed in 5% Dextrose for the Treatment of Hyponatremia

... in acute care.(4) Severe cases are medical emergencies that can result in swelling of the brain, respiratory arrest, catastrophic brain damage and death.(5) ... content.(5) Patients with hyponatremia are classified as hypervolemic if swelling of body tissues (edema) is present(7) or euvolemic if there is an ...

Tuba Spells Trouble for Young Musician

... didn't belong. Doctors diagnosed the condition after the boy developed swelling and pain around his jaw. "We didn't suspect such a rare problem," said ... was called in to see the boy, who was suffering from pain and mild swelling on the left side of his face around the jaw. A CT scan found air in ...

MEDVERSATION(TM) Website Launched by Centocor to Facilitate Physician-Patient Dialogue About Drug Benefits and Risks

... new or worsening symptoms of heart failure (such as shortness of breath, swelling of your ankles or feet, or sudden weight gain). Reactivation of ... hives, difficulty breathing, chest pain, high or low blood pressure, swelling of face and hands, and fever or chills. Tell your doctor if you ...

MU study identifies patient strategies for managing symptoms of lymphedema

... developing lymphedema, a condition that involves the chronic and abnormal swelling of the arm, chest, neck and/or back, as a complication of breast cancer ... with lymphedema about their practices for managing symptoms, including swelling and heaviness. She found the most common strategy was to not treat the ...

X Factor's Niki Evans Amazing Cosmetic Surgery Success

... one night stay in hospital. “I did experience some bruising and swelling which is typical of the liposuction procedure and I really started to notice significant results after a few weeks once the swelling began to go down. A couple of months on I can’t believe the change ...

LegalView Unveils Details of a Breakthrough Mesothelioma Cancer Early Detection Test for Mesothelioma Patients

... hallucinations or psychosis; diarrhea; fever; blisters, redness and swelling of the skin; sensation of burning skin; trembling or seizures; vomiting; ... bruising or bleeding; jaundice; numbness in limbs or tingling in fingers; swelling and pain in legs/muscles. The FDA also recently issued a ...

John A. Millard, M.D. is 1st Surgeon in Colorado to Offer Smartlipo MPX™

... to proceed more efficiently, faster, and with far less bruising and swelling to the patient. "I did not have to be put under general ... taken a quantum leap forward. With this new body sculpting tool, patient swelling is almost non-existent, recovery is rapid and the device has the ability ...

New study shows positive role physical therapists play in lymphedema diagnois and treatment

... a chronic and often irreversible condition that can cause significant swelling of the upper and lower extremities due to the build-up of excess lymph ... patient is at risk for infection and further shoulder complications. The swelling is disfiguring and many times prohibits patients from finding clothes that ...

BioElectronics Corporation Announces New Website for Italian Market

... thin patch with a microcurrent that has been shown to reduce pain and swelling and accelerate healing with no known side effects. The science behind ... ActiPatch is drug-free, simple to use and in most cases relieves pain and swelling very quickly. ActiPatch may also be a cost-effective alternative to OTC ...

Keep Father Time From Marching On: New Laser Treatments Offer Gentle and Effective Skin Resurfacing in a Flash

... more invasive procedure also requires a long healing time, as redness and swelling could last for several weeks. Now, a modified version of this technology ... wrinkles and slight skin discoloration, and the resulting mild redness and swelling generally only last for two to three days. "The advantage of superficial ...

Arthritic knees remain painful after arthroscopic surgery

... damaged tissue through arthroscopic surgery does not relieve pain and swelling in arthritic knees any better than simply flushing loose debris from the ... in these joints to break down. Loose bits of tissue can then cause pain, swelling and poor joint function. Arthroscopic surgery for knee osteoarthritis ...

Hormone Could Ease Painful Lymphedema

... swelling in arms or legs can come after infection or cancer therapy, researchers ... may prove an effective drug target for treating lymphedema, a painful swelling of the limbs that can follow breast cancer or other cancer treatment, U.S. ...

Antibody responses in patients with Lyme arthritis

... with this finding, these patients usually experienced relief from joint swelling during a 1-month course of oral antibiotics. In patients afflicted with ... 1 to 3 months of treatment. These patients suffered from persistent joint swelling for a median duration of 10 months, despite 2 to 3 months of oral or ...

PET/CT Brings New Hope to Patients With Deadly Form of Breast Cancer

... to be diagnosed in women at a younger age and is characterized by redness, swelling or warmth in the breast. These symptoms occur within a three-month period. ... throughout the body. -- The disease is characterized by redness, swelling or warmth in the breast. -- FDG-PET/CT accurately identifies ...

Drug Combos Effective Against Rheumatoid Arthritis

... drug with a newer, "biologic" medication may work best to ease the joint swelling and tenderness of rheumatoid arthritis, a new study finds. There are ... methotrexate or sulfasalazine worked better in reducing joint swelling and tenderness than using a synthetic DMARD alone. There was no ...

Combination vaccines okay for infants, study shows

... produced against whooping cough, and more uncomfortable reactions, such as swelling at the injection site, could be expected. Both Pediarix and Prevnar ... likely to occur in infants in any of the three groups. For example, swelling and pain were significantly higher at the injection site of the ...

UT Southwestern investigating hypothermic technique in treating pediatric head injuries

... examining the effectiveness of induced hypothermia as a therapy for brain swelling in children who have suffered severe traumatic brain injuries. The 12 ... blood flow resulting in brain damage. Cooling the body may reduce the swelling and possibly prevent continuing damage. If this therapy proves effective, ...

Empowerment Program Gets Patients on the PATH to Managing the Physical and Emotional Effects of Psoriatic Arthritis

... with psoriatic arthritis -- a disease characterized by pain, stiffness and swelling in and around the joints, which is related to the skin condition ... chronic (lifelong) inflammatory disease that can cause pain, stiffness and swelling in and around the joints. Psoriatic arthritis is related to psoriasis, a ...

Common misdiagnosis: most women believe they have a yeast infection when they don't

... Symptoms include pain or discomfort during sex; burning, redness and swelling of the vaginal area; a thick, white cottage cheese-like discharge that ... The physician or nurse practitioner will do a pelvic exam to detect swelling and unhealthy discharge. The health professional also may take a swab to ...

Swelling After Knee Injury May Hinder Healing

... treatment of meniscus damage FRIDAY, Aug. 31 (HealthDay News) -- The swelling that normally occurs when a joint is injured may interfere with healing ... -- interleuken-1 and tumor necrosis factor -- produced by the body during swelling that blocked the healing of a damaged pig meniscus. The meniscus is a type ...

Pollen, Fruits, Veggies Help Trigger Oral Allergy Syndrome

... -- also known as pollen-food syndrome -- include: itchiness, tingling or swelling of the mouth, tongue and throat immediately after eating fresh fruits, ... Immunology (AAAAI). In some cases, people may suffer severe throat swelling or even a systemic reaction. People with ragweed pollen allergies might ...

Saline Reduces Mortality for Brain Injury Patients

... in response to the injury. Because the brain is an enclosed system, if swelling occurs, brain tissue becomes damaged. Fluid resuscitation is a common ... one of two things," said Siller. "Either albumin is making the brain swelling worse, or somehow the saline is doing something beneficial that albumin ...

Largest Survey of Its Kind Finds That People With Psoriasis Are at Risk for Other Medical Conditions

... developing another serious disease." Additionally, up to 30 percent of people with psoriasis develop psoriatic arthritis, which causes pain, swelling and stiffness around the joints. People with mild psoriasis are just as likely to develop psoriatic arthritis as those with moderate or severe forms ...

Ferring Pharmaceuticals Announces Trade Name FIRMAGON(R) (degarelix for injection) for Advanced Prostate Cancer Treatment

... prostate cancer. The most commonly observed adverse reactions during FIRMAGON therapy included injection site reactions (e.g. pain, erythema, swelling or induration), hot flashes, increased weight, fatigue, and increases in serum levels of transaminases and gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT). ...

Cancer treatment controls macular edema related to diabetes and to cataract surgery

... the area that transmits images to the optic nerve. In type 2 diabetes patients, retinopathy vision loss most often results from macular edema (DME), swelling and thickening of the macula in the retina's center. Laser treatment is usually able to reduce vision loss, but widespread, diffuse DME (DDME) is ...
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