What to know about bone spurs

What to know about bone spurs

Aches & Pain Share An exostosis, also called a bony spur or osteoma, occurs when a bony growth extend beyond a bone’s usual smooth surface. Exostosis can cause chronic pain or irritation, depending on its size and location. Sometimes, cartilage will grow over an...
What causes a bump on the bottom of the foot?

What causes a bump on the bottom of the foot?

Aches & Pain Share A bump on the bottom of the foot may cause a person discomfort or pain when walking. There are a variety of conditions that may cause bumps on the feet, some of which require medical treatment. This article explores the various causes of a bump on...
How do you stretch the latissimus dorsi?

How do you stretch the latissimus dorsi?

The latissimus dorsi is a large, flat muscle covering the width of the middle and lower back. It connects the bone of the upper arm to the spine and the hip. This muscle is often referred to as the lats. Pain in the latissimus dorsi is often caused by overuse, or it...
What is calcific tendonitis and what causes it?

What is calcific tendonitis and what causes it?

Aches & Pain Share Calcific tendonitis is a condition caused by calcium deposits building up in a person’s muscles or tendons. If calcium builds up in an area, a person may feel pain and discomfort there. Although this condition can occur in other parts of the...

What could be causing my collarbone pain?

Aches & Pain Share Many injuries can damage the collarbone, and some require immediate attention. When should a person seek emergency treatment, and when will a routine trip to the doctor be enough? We address these questions and more. The collarbone, also known as...
Middle back pain: Causes and relief

Middle back pain: Causes and relief

Aches & Pain Share 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. In this region, there are 12 spinal disks, several vertebrae, and many muscles and ligaments. Any of these...
How do you relieve neck spasms?

How do you relieve neck spasms?

Aches & Pain Share A neck spasm occurs when the muscles in a person’s neck contract involuntarily. Neck spasms can be very painful and may cause headaches or dizziness. Fortunately, a person can usually treat a neck spasm with exercise and home remedies. A neck...

What causes the outside of your foot to hurt?

Aches & Pain Share Lateral foot pain is pain that runs along the outer side of the foot and ankle. It can occur before, during, or after activities such as walking and running. Lateral foot pain can make it difficult for people to move around or even stand. Lateral...
What can cause hip pain at night?

What can cause hip pain at night?

Aches & Pain Share Lateral hip pain is the broad term used to describe pain felt on the outer side of the hip. Pain can begin suddenly or develop gradually over time. Many people experience hip pain at night. Hip pain is more common in women than men and is most...
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