Shin pain and pain in the front of your lower leg can be a troubling problem. It may limit your ability to perform everyday tasks like walking and running. But where is your shin pain coming from? Is the pain in the front of your leg shin splints or sciatica? (Or could it be something else altogether?)
Shakira's song "Hips Don't Lie" is true—especially when our hips are in pain. Without giving much thought to them, we use our hips every day—when we walk, stand, sit and workout. In fact, there are few times when we are not using our hips. Every time we rotate or move our trunk or feet in any way, our hips are involved.
A fever is a common sign of illness, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, fevers seem to play a key role in fighting infections. So should you treat a fever or let the fever run its course? Here's help making the call.
These recommendations are for otherwise healthy people — for instance, those who are not immunocompromised or taking chemotherapy drugs and haven't recently had surgery.
Medically known as rhinosinusitis, a sinus infection occurs when your nasal cavities become infected, swollen, and inflamed.
Sinusitis is usually caused by a virus and often persists even after other upper respiratory symptoms are gone. In some cases, bacteria, or rarely fungus, may cause a sinus infection.
Other conditions such as allergies, nasal polyps, and tooth infections can also contribute to sinus pain and symptoms.
We all know that it’s vitally important to drink eight (approximately — all bodies are different) glasses of water a day and doing so is easier said than done. But if you’re not drinking enough water on a regular basis, quite a few concerning things can happen to your body when you’re constantly dehydrated.
It’s time to take charge of your health! Schedule an appointment with your health care provider to discuss what screenings and exams you need and when you need them.
Below are resources to help you and your health care provider determine what health services and screenings are best for you.
How can you get the rest you need when a stuffy nose and hacking cough make sleep hard to come by?
A build-up of earwax can cause dulled hearing and sometimes other symptoms. Earwax can usually be easily removed.
If you’ve ever had them, then you know they’re the pits. No not a stomach bug (although man, that is the worst)—we’re talking about shin splints. That nagging pain concentrated in the front of your leg along the tibia, shin splints are usually experienced during and after exercise and when you press on the area. In less common cases (about 10 percent), the tightening pain can be felt in the soft, outside, muscular part of the shin. The pain is usually bad enough that running becomes impossible, and then it subsides when you stop running.
Middle back pain refers to pain or discomfort in the thoracic spine — the region of the back between the rib cage and the base of the neck.