Older woman with a muscle spasm in her wrist

Why Do I Get Muscle Spasms and How Can I Prevent Them?

Small muscle spasms on your eyelid, hand or thigh may cause a pulsing sensation, as if a tiny motor has been turned on. They are usually short-term, painless and, though they may be annoying, very rarely indicate a serious disorder. Larger muscle spasms, however, that suddenly knot your calf or tighten your lower back can…

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older patient looking over musculoskeletal issue with doctor.

Musculoskeletal Problems in Older Patients

While advertisers deluge us with messages about how to keep ourselves young, pain-free and active, aging brings about unavoidable changes to all parts of the body, from skin and hair to bones and muscles. Though we try to pinpoint a date when aging begins, or at least when it becomes troublesome (50? 65? 70? 75?),…

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Woman with pain from quarantine.

Are You Coming Out of Quarantine in Pain?

In this unprecedented time of carefully re-entering a world of face masks and social distancing after months of sheltering in place, many of us are feeling a bit like bears after hibernation, some of us eager to get going, others tired from too much resting. The world is different than it was and some of…

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What Does Knee Pain Indicate?

Is knee pain always a sign of arthritis? If you are currently not in a coma or on an extended retreat with the main focus being to avoid contact with the rest of the world, you are constantly exposed to various forms of the media’s 24-hour assault of information, most of which seems to revolve…

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Treatment Options for Frozen Shoulder

How is a frozen shoulder possible and what can be done to treat it? “Frozen” only seems like a strange term for medical professionals to use to describe a physical condition if you think of it in relation to temperature and to being cold. Definition number 2 in the Merriam Webster dictionary describes a state…

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