Category: Conditions

Pelvic inflammatory disease

Introduction Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is due to inflammation of a woman’s pelvic organs including the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries and other reproductive organs. PID can cause damage to the fallopian tubes and tissues...

Occipital Neuralgia

Introduction Occipital Neuralgia is a form of neuropathic pain caused by irritation or injury to the occipital nerve located in the back of the scalp. The occipital nerves are two pair of nerves that...

Migraine

Definition A migraine is essentially defined as a throbbing or pulsating unilateral headache .i.e. limited to one side of the head. Incidence of Migraines Migraine is known to affect over 28 million Americans, with...

Tendinopathy and Tendon Injury

Tendinopathy and Tendon Injury Introduction Tendinopathy is defined as a medical condition characterised by a painful or a torn tendon. The term tendinopathy is commonly used as a collective term for tendonitis and tendinosis....

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

      Introduction   Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is the term used to describe symptoms produced from the compression of nerves or blood vessels running through the thoracic outlet. The thoracic outlet is...

Atypical Facial Pain

Introduction Atypical Facial Pain (ATFP) is a syndrome that encompasses a wide group of facial pain problems. This condition is typically characterized by a burning, aching or cramping sensation, occurring on one side of...

Torticollis

Introduction Torticollis, also known as wry neck, is a state of twisted neck, referring to the head being tipped to one side, while the chin is turned to another. The term torticollis is also...

Metatarsalgia

Introduction Metatarsalgia is defined as a painful foot condition in the metatarsal region of the foot, located just before the toes, commonly referred to as the ball-of-the-foot. Metatarsalgia is a common foot disorder that...

Acute Sprains

Definitions An acute sprain is defined as the tearing or stretching of a ligament or a joint capsule, with symptoms of sudden onset and short duration. A ligament is the tissue that connects bones...

Headache

Definition Headache is a term used to describe aching or pain that occurs in one or more areas of the head, face, mouth or neck. Headache can be acute, chronic, recurrent or occasional, mild,...