Plantar fasciitis is a painful inflammatory process of the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is the connective tissue on the sole of the foot. Most people with plantar fasciitis have pain when they take their first steps out of bed, sitting for a long period of time, climbing the stairs and/or after intense activates. This is due to the tightening of the fascia ligament. Pain can occur under or on the side of the heel around the insertion of the ligament.
A wide range of treatment is available for back pain, depending on what is causing the pain and how long it lasts. Most people find that their back pain improves within a few weeks. The goal of physical therapy is to decrease back pain, increase function and teach the patient a maintenance program to prevent future back problems.
During certain times of the year, individuals experience symptoms of allergies which consist of sneezing, coughing, itching and running nose/eyes. These develop when the bodies’ immune system becomes sensitized and overreacts. People without the condition of allergies will not experience symptoms but those that do react will experience allergy symptoms.
Bell’s Palsy is a condition that causes the facial muscles to weaken or become paralyzed on one side of the face, causing that side of the face to drop. Bell’s Palsy specifically effects the 7th cranial nerve. In oriental medicine, Bell’s Palsy is known as wind attack or external wind stroke attack.
Dysmenorrhea causes cramps located in lower abdomen above the pubic bone. Some women also have severe pain located in the back or thighs. The pain usually begins just before or at the start of menstruation, and gradually diminishes over one to three days. Pain usually occurs intermittently, ranging from mild to disabling.
Insomnia is a disorder that can make it hard to fall asleep, hard to stay asleep or both. With insomnia, you usually awaken feeling drowsy, which ultimately takes a toll on your energy level, mood, work performance, health and overall quality of life. Insomnia can be caused by stress, anxiety, depression, medication side effects and pre-existing medical conditions.
Gout is one of the most painful forms of arthritis and it is caused by an accumulation of uric acid. As the levels of the uric acid rise in your body, it tends to collect the base of joints. It is characterized by sudden and acute attacks of pain, accompanied by swelling, redness, and stiffness, usually around the big toe joint, as well as your knee, elbow, foot and other joints can be affected.