Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory arthritis that affects your spine and nearby joints. Over time, your spine may become stiff and immovable.
Bladder stones are small masses of minerals in your bladder — often forming as a result of an enlarged prostate, nerve damage or infection.
Broken arm? If your arm hurts too much to use normally, seek prompt medical care.
Broken leg — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of this type of fracture.
Brucellosis is an infectious disease that spreads from animals to people, mainly via unpasteurized dairy products. Travelers should take special care to avoid infection.
A bunion can create pain and pressure at the base of your big toe. Wearing roomier shoes can provide relief.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by compression of the nerve running through your wrist. Treatment can provide relief.
Take cavities and tooth decay seriously. Brushing, sealants and avoiding certain foods are important ways to prevent cavities, toothache pain and tooth loss.
Chronic constipation can cause bloating and abdominal discomfort.
Complex regional pain syndrome is a chronic, painful disease that typically affects an arm or leg that was recently injured or infected.
Conversion disorder occurs when your response to stress shows up as seizures, paralysis or another physical symptom.
Craniosynostosis is a birth defect in which one or more of the bony plates of a baby's skull fuse prematurely, misshaping the head.
A blow to your joint can dislocate the bones that meet at that joint. Don't try popping them back into place yourself. Get medical help.
Dry socket, a painful complication of tooth extraction, results from improper healing of the surgical wound.
Encopresis occurs when a child resists having bowel movements, causing stool to collect in the colon and rectum. Leakage of liquid stool also is common.
Reduce your risk of esophageal cancer by eating more fruits and vegetables.
Esophageal spasms are irregular contractions of the esophageal muscles, which impair the movement of food to the stomach.
Don't be in a hurry to treat a low-grade fever — it's probably helping your body fight infection. High or lasting fevers may need medical attention.
Glomerulonephritis affects your kidneys' filtering function. Complications include high blood pressure, protein in the urine (proteinuria) and kidney failure.
Back pain may mean you have a herniated disk — but not always. In fact, you can have disk herniation without pain. Here are the facts.
Iritis is inflammation that affects the colored area of your eye called the iris. This serious condition can affect your vision if left untreated.
Legg-Calve-Perthes disease is a rare childhood hip condition that requires specialty care.
Meralgia paresthetica — the result of a compressed sensory nerve — is characterized by tingling, numbness and burning pain in your outer thigh.
Osgood-Schlatter disease can cause pain, swelling and tenderness below the kneecap. This common condition often affects young athletes involved in running, jumping and bending activities.
Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. It generally clears up with the help of simple treatments for pain and inflammation.
Less common than an ACL knee injury, a torn posterior cruciate ligament can be painful and sideline you for months. Find out more.
Precocious puberty is a rare condition in which the physical signs of puberty begin to develop too early in children.
Some people with psoriasis may develop joint pain called psoriatic arthritis. Get the basics here.
Reactive arthritis is an inflammatory condition that develops in response to an infection in another part of your body.
A separated shoulder is an injury to a specific joint in the shoulder. Conservative treatment is usually effective.
Find out about this rare cause of heart attack in young, healthy people.
Stickler syndrome can affect multiple parts of your body, including your eyes, face, ears, bones and joints.
Thoracic outlet syndrome is a group of disorders that occur when the nerves or vessels in the shoulder area (thoracic outlet) are compressed.
Twisting the knee can cause a common knee injury known as a torn meniscus. Treatment sometimes includes surgery.
Although trench mouth is much less common than in years past, some people still get this painful gum infection. Brushing and flossing are keys to prevention.
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