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I am having right side head pain, a dull heavy pain that comes on and wont go away for hours, it comes and goes....I have no idea what it could be. Pls help I have been having this for a while now, it hurts so bad it causes a burning sensation down my face. Kelly.
Have you seen a doctor? Seriously, why would you trust strangers to diagnose you via the Internet? That could be quite dangerous.
The symptoms you describe could be some kind of headache disorder, but they could also be symptoms of other issues, some of them quite serious.
As much as we'd like to help you, what you need is for someone to diagnose your headache and recommend treatment, and that can't be done via the Internet. The only person who can safely answer your question is a doctor who can review your and your family's medical history, discuss your symptoms with you, and conduct a complete examinat...
Most conservative treatments for joint pain seem to be based on good old common sense, but they aren't always based on science. The treatments might work just fine, yet there may not be any solid research to back them up. This is the case in treating patellofemoral pain. Patellofemoral pain is often felt behind the kneecap (the patella ). Patellofemoral pain mainly occurs during activities such as climbing stairs, squatting, running, and kneeling. Patellofemoral pain is very common, especially in athletes. No one really understands what causes the pain. There may be several different causes. But no matter what the cause, the standard treatment is physical therapy to strengthen and stretch the tissues around the kneecap. But does physical therapy really work better than the simple effects of time? So far there has been no strong research to prove it. These researchers in Australia looked at 67 people who had patellofemoral pain. All the patients were younger than 40, and they all had...
Knee pain along the front (anterior) part of the knee is common and can be caused by many different problems. In this article Dr. Wm. Post, a private practice orthopedic surgeon reviews the diagnosis and treatment of anterior knee pain. Dr. Post gives a table full of information to compare one knee problem from another. Type of pain, signs and symptoms, and test results are presented for each knee condition. The usual treatment for each one is also listed. Dr. Post makes it clear that an accurate diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. Anatomy and the specific causes of pain based on anatomy are reviewed in this article. Not all knee pain is caused by visible or measurable changes. On the other hand, changes can be measured on X-ray without pain or discomfort of any kind. Surgery isn't always the best answer for knee pain, even when X-rays show an alignment problem. The author reviews results of nonsurgical treatment reported by other studies. He does the same with surgical managem...
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