Is a complex form of arthritis and is characterized by sudden, severe attacks of pain, redness and tenderness in joints, often in the joint at the base of the big toe. Signs and symptoms can include: intense joint pain, lingering discomfort, and inflammation. Gout occurs when urate crystals accumulate in your joint, causing the inflammation and intense pain of a gout attack. Urate crystals can form when you have high levels of uric acid in your blood.
Head and Neck Pain
Can range from a dull ache to an electric-shock type of sensation. Some of the many causes for head and neck pain include: ankylosing spondylitis, fibromyalgia, meningitis, and tension headaches.
Is a process in which the bodys white blood cells and chemicals protect it from infection with foreign substances, such as bacteria and viruses. Symptoms of inflammation include: redness, swollen joints, joint pain, joint stiffness and loss of joint function.
Is discomfort that arises from any joint. It can be mild, causing some soreness each time you move your joint. Or joint pain can be severe, making it impossible to use your joint. Some causes for joint pain include: broken bones, dislocations, and Lupus.
Is a common complaint that affects people of all ages. Symptoms of knee pain can include: swelling and stiffness, redness and warmth to the touch, weakness and instability, popping or crunching noises, and inability to fully straighten the knee. Some of the common causes for knee pain are: ACL injury, torn meniscus, knee bursitis, patellar tendinitis, loose bodies within the knee, osteoarthritis, gout, and rheumatoid arthritis.
A migraine headache can cause intense throbbing or a pulsing sensation in one area of the head and is commonly accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Some of the causes include: hormonal changes in women, certain foods, additives, drinks, stress, sensory stimuli, changes in sleep-wake pattern, sexual activity, a change in weather and medications (such as oral contraceptives and nitroglycerin).
Affects the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. It can be acute (having a rapid onset with severe symptoms) or chronic (long-lasting). Musculoskeletal pain can be localized in one area, or widespread. Lower back pain is the most common type of musculoskeletal pain. Other common types include tendonitis, myalgia (muscle pain), and stress fractures. It is most often caused by an injury to the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, or nerves. This can be caused by jerking movements, car accidents, falls, fractures, sprains, and dislocations.
Is a stabbing, burning, and often quite severe pain that occurs along a damaged nerve. The damaged nerve may be anywhere in the body, but is most common in the face and neck. The cause of a damaged nerve may be a disease like diabetes or multiple sclerosis, an infection like shingles, or the result of old age.
Affects the nerves that control your voluntary muscles. When the neurons become unhealthy or die, communication between your nervous system and muscles breaks down. As a result, your muscles weaken and waste away. The weakness can lead to twitching, cramps, aches and pains, and joint and movement problems.
Is a general term that refers to diseases or malfunctions of the nerves. Any nerve at any location in the body can be damaged from injury or disease. Neuropathy is often classified according to the types or location of nerves that are affected. There is a large number of causes of neuropathy including: diabetes, vitamin deficiencies (such as B12), infections, autoimmune disorders, trauma, tumors, and direct blows to the muscle.
Post Herpetic Neuralgia
Is a complication of shingles, which is caused by herpes zoster. Postherpetic neuralgia affects your nerve fibers and skin, and the burning pain associated with postherpetic neuralgia can be severe enough to interfere with sleep and appetite. The risk of postherpetic neuralgia increases with age, primarily affecting people older than 60. The area affected also makes a difference. The symptoms of post herpetic neuralgia include: pain, sensitivity to light touch, itching and numbness, and weakness.
Is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. After youve had chickenpox, the virus lies inactive in nerve tissue near your spinal cord and brain. Years later, the virus may reactivate as shingles. The signs and symptoms of shingles usually affect only a small section of one side of your body. These signs and symptoms may include: pain, burning, numbness or tingling; a red rash that begins a few days after the pain; Fluid-filled blisters that break open and crust over; and itching. In addition some people also experience fever and chills, general achiness, headaches and fatigue.
Is generally a diffuse, mild to moderate pain in your head thats often described as feeling like a tight band around your head. It can clinically present as dull, aching pain; sensations of tightness or pressure across your forehead or on the sides and back of your head; and tenderness on your scalp, neck and shoulder muscles.