In many cases, kidney stones do not produce symptoms. However, if a stone becomes trapped (or lodged) in the ureter (the thin tube between the bladder and kidney), symptoms can be very severe. Often, symptoms vary depending on the stone's location and its progress.
Kidney stone attacks tend to be most common late at night or in the early morning, possibly because of minimal urine output or constriction of the ureters during the early morning hours. Kidney stone attacks are least common...Read more
A friend of mine who is well past the menopause transition recently let us know that she wasn't feeling good. She complained about a severe... Read more »
In a prior article, If You Must Be Overweight, Don’t Do It Here, I wrote about a discriminatory tactic used by employers that were... Read more »
Is there a reason why patients stop kneeling after a partial knee replacement (PKR)? If there is, doctors and physical therapists haven't been able... Read more »
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... Read more »