Some women become afflicted with pelvic pain accompanied by itching, burning, cannot sit without suffering , can't think about sex pain in the vulvar area. The opening of your vagina, or the vulva can become afflicted with vulvodynia spontaneously and though you clearly feel all the symptoms - the physical exam may not be that impressive. So what typically happens? You don't get help - the condition persists and you suffer.
Alot of women don't report it because they will examine themselves - see nothing - and feel actually stupid going to the doctor. So be clear - this condition does exist and you can get help.
Symptoms of vulvodynia include:
Painful intercourse (dyspareunia)
The pain can be constant or intermittent and it can last for months, even years. It can also vanish spontaneously. A rule out diagnosis is vulvar vestibulitis which may cause pain when there is pressure app...
If you are getting older, then you might want to read about how to prevent knee pain. Since none of us are getting any younger, I guess everyone should read this; our knees are just getting older like the rest of our parts. Here are a few tips to help you avoid knee pain.
Keep Your Legs Strong: Those big thigh muscles really do support the knee when you’re walking, lifting, climbing and squatting. A simple but effective exercise is simply doing a short-arc knee extension while your knee is supported on a pillow; ankle weights are optional.
Be Kind to Your Knees: The days of old when you could pound the pavement are gone. Now, as you are getting older, there is less cushioning in your knees. Runners might need to switch to biking or swimming. Tennis players might need to switch to playing doubles or find a different more knee-friendly sport.
Wear Good Shoes: Time and time again, someone complaining of knee pain is wearing flip-flops, a shoe that is in the Hall of Sham...
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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