Friday, January 29, 2010
Health Tip: Spot the Signs of TMJ
TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders, affecting the jaw, are commonly triggered by grinding or clenching the teeth.
The Nemours Foundation says TMJ disorders frequently have these symptoms:
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Health Tip: Risk Factors for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is characterized by pain, weakness, tingling and numbness in the wrists and hands. It can lead to difficulty holding or gripping objects.
The National Women's Health Information Center lists these common risk factors for carpal tunnel syndrome:
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Health Tip: Triggers for Foot Arthritis
Arthritis can cause pain and swelling in any joint, and the joints of the feet are no exception.
The American Podiatric Medical Association says the following triggers may contribute to foot arthritis:
Monday, January 25, 2010
Health Tip: What's Causing My Shoulder Pain?
The joints, tendons and muscles that make up the shoulder allow for a lot of flexibility. But an injury or a number of medical conditions can cause pain and limit the shoulder's movement.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says common reasons for shoulder pain include:
Friday, January 22, 2010
Health Tip: Caring for Acne-Prone Skin
The exact cause of acne isn't understood, but the American Academy of Dermatology says four factors are involved: too much oil, clogged pores, bacteria, and inflammation.
The academy offers these skin-care suggestions designed to help manage acne: