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How to treat paronychia

Paronychia is an infection of the area surrounding the fingernail or toenail that might be due to bacteria or fungus. The condition typically develops if the site is injured due to manicure, biting on the nails or cutting a hangnail. Conditions such as diabetes are susceptible to develop paronychia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASTC2NpPYk0 Causes of paronychia Nail injuries Hangnails that result to minor ...

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Dealing with Beau’s line on nails

Beau’s lines are deep furrowed lines which can be seen sideways on the fingernail or toenail. They look like ridges or indentations found in the nail plate. The lines in the nail might either run in a vertical or in horizontal manner. The horizontal ridges in the nails can be symptoms of some underlying conditions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sH42PhfJYvg Symptoms of beau’s lines Presence of horizontal l ...

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Dealing with shin splints

Shin splints are pain that can be felt along the front area of the lower leg or shin bone between the knee and the ankle. It affects people performing strenuous physical activities or playing sports such as racquetball, tennis, soccer or basketball. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aRjCUJJol4 Shin splints is a cumulative stress disorder where there is a repeated pounding and stress placed on the muscles, bo ...

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How to treat lymphedema

Lymphedema is a swelling in the arms or legs due to abnormal accumulation of fluid. It happens when the lymph vessels or lymph nodes are damaged. It usually affects only one limb but both arms and legs can also swell. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hw8OrU9rgfs The lymphatic system functions in collecting wastes such as bacteria and viruses using the lymph fluid and carry them to the lymph nodes. Then they ...

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Dealing with bursitis of the elbow

Elbow bursitis is the most common types of bursitis. The bursa found outside of the tip of the elbow is known as olecranon bursa can be inflamed and swollen. This condition is called elbow bursitis or olecranon bursitis. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gs-l6WoizGc Elbow bursitis happens in the olecranon bursa, which is a sac filled with fluid that functions as cushion and lubricant between the skin and the ...

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How to treat retrocalcaneal bursitis

Retrocalcaneal bursitis involves swelling of the retrocalcaneal bursa which is found at the back region of the heel bone known as calcaneal bone. The retrocalcaneal bursa is a slippery sac filled with fluids that functions as a padding and lubricant amidst the heel bone and the Achilles tendon. The inflammation is usually caused by irritation of the bursa.  The irritation is due to certain types of activiti ...

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How to treat pseudogout

Pseudogout is a type of arthritis that causes spontaneous and painful swelling of the joints. It happens with the formation of crystals in the synovial fluids. The fluids functions in lubricating the joints. The swelling causes pain and inflammation. This condition usually affects the knees, but the wrist, ankles and the elbows can also be affected. The symptoms usually last for days or even for weeks. Olde ...

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Remedies for peripheral edema

Peripheral edema is a condition where there is swelling in the arms and legs. This happens with accumulation of fluid in the tissues and result to swelling and painful area in the body. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONhiiIS0Eiw Symptoms of peripheral edema Puffiness of the feet, ankles, hands and arms and makes the skin looks stretched or shiny. [caption id="attachment_1543" align="alignright" width="300" ...

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Dealing with fibrositis

Fibrositis is inflammation of the small tough and muscular nodules found between the shoulder blades. When these muscles are excessively stressed and tensed, tiny buds of tissue will protrude through weak areas in the membranuous capsule of the muscles and become pinched and short of blood. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oywtOqGviB0 The nodules cause pain and can compress the nerves and result to severe pa ...

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