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Posts Tagged ‘redness’

Mar
29

goutI have a friend that has gout and is in a lot of pain. He read the post from last week and told me to write about gout next time. I listen to my readers and so this week’s post is about gout. Gout is characterized by sudden and severe pain, redness and tenderness in the joints, most commonly in the base of the big toe. The condition is a form of inflammatory arthritis and is most common in men. Women become more susceptible to the disease Read more…

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Mar
16

          Cellulitis is an infection of the skin and underlying tissues that can affect any area of the body.  It often begins in an area of broken skin, like a cut or scratch.  Then bacteria invade and spread, causing inflammation, pain, swelling, warmth Read more…

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Mar
13

          Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a common rheumatic disease, affecting approximately 1.3 million people in the United States, according to current census data.  The disease is three times more common in women as in men.  It afflicts people of all races equally.  The disease can begin at any age, but it most often starts after 40 years of age and Read more…

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Feb
12

        Back in 1985 I had surgery, a double bunionectomy.  A bunionectomy is the surgical correction of a protrusion of the MP joint. Very simply, it is a painful swelling of the bursa of the first joint of the big toe.  This deformity makes walking difficult and usually produces a thick callus or ulceration when the bunion makes shoes ill-fitting.  In 1985 it was very common to place a cast from the foot up to the knee after this operation (as in my case).  Many times Read more…

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Feb
01

           Most knee problems are caused by osteoarthritis (OA).  In fact, OA of the knee is one of the five leading causes of disability among elderly men and women.  The risk for disability of the knee is as great as that from cardiovascular disease.  I use to work for orthopaedic surgeons and I’m quite familiar with this common disease.  Osteoarthritis is actually wear-and-tear arthritis that is Read more…

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