Author Archives: J. Rivers

Shin splints

Shin splints is pain felt along the shin bone which is the large bone found in the front of the lower leg. Shin splints are quite common among dancers, runners and those under military training. The muscles, tissues of bones and tendons are overworked due to increased activity. [youtube url=”” width=”220″] Symptoms Tenderness, soreness or pain can be felt along ... Read More »

Shoulder tendonitis

Shoulder tendonitis involves inflammation of the rotator cuff and biceps tendon. This form of tendonitis is due to a tendon that is pinched by surrounding structures. It happens in sports that require movements where the arms move overhead repeatedly such as baseball, racket sports, weightlifting and strokes in swimming. The damage can be mild inflammation of the rotator cuff. [youtube ... Read More »

Red wasp sting

Red wasp or paper wasp usually creates their nests under the attic of houses or in other structures and also in the plants and trees. Only female red wasps sting humans while the males do not have stingers. The female wasp can repeatedly sting a person if their territory is threatened. [youtube url=”” width=”220″] A single sting of the red ... Read More »

Cauliflower ear

Cauliflower ear is also known as auricular hematoma in which the cartilage found in the outer ear is damaged. Boxers and wrestlers are more susceptible to this type of injury, but any blow to the ear can also cause damage and result to cauliflower ear. [youtube url=”” width=”220″] Repeated trauma to the outer ear can injure the surrounding blood vessels ... Read More »

Elbow pain from weightlifting

Elbow pain is a warning sign that something is wrong and there is a need to treat the condition before getting worse. Elbow pain from weightlifting is usually caused by golfer’s elbow. Using improper techniques when lifting weights can cause overloading of the muscles and tendons found in the elbow and result to pain and tenderness on the inside part ... Read More »

Hand arthritis

The hand and wrist have plenty of small joints working together in order to produce motion such as the motion of threading a needle or tying shoe laces. When these joints are affected by arthritis, regular daily activities become difficult. Arthritis can happen in many parts of the hand and wrist and can have several causes. [youtube url=”” width=”220″] Arthritis ... Read More »

Human bites

Human bites

Human bites might not seem a big issue, but it carries a high risk for infection. A bite from another individual contains a high level of bacteria, even if the wound is a minor one. Always remember that a minor wound can eventually develop an infection. These infections can result to major complications that include joint destruction if not treated ... Read More »

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