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Ganglion Cysts by Northcoast Footcare Facebook Posted Tue 29 Dec 2009 10:32pm A ganglionic cyst  is a fluid filled sac arising from the lining of a tendon or joint. The most common cause is excess stress is one area due to shoe rub or faulty foot mechanics (abnormal joint or tendon function). Abnormal stress can weaken the lining of the tendon or joint capsule, resulting in an outpouching. A ganglion a ... Read on »
68 minutes with chest compressions, full recovery. Plus recommendations from a 5-member panel on cardiac arrest. by Stephen Smith Posted Sat 06 Apr 2013 9:34am The following is told with full permission of the patient, who is a paramedic who also started, owns and runs with his wife a company for teaching CPR.  He has taught CPR to over 100,000 people.  And he's a wonderful guy.   Here is his story Near midnight in December, this 56 yo very healthy and vigorous paramedic was out on a run with a criti ... Read on »
Sparta woman's disease causes chronic pain by thematrix777 Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 30 Jun 2009 4:53pm From the desk of thematrix777: I was feeling so positive this morning, I wanted to post an uplifting story of a very brave, courageous woman, who despite living with RSD continues to live a full life. By SETH AUGENSTEIN NJ Herald SPARTA - A burning pain shoots up the arm and shoulder of Dore ... Read on »
Life with a Chronic Illness: The destination; Not the Journey by thematrix777 Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 16 Nov 2010 12:00am My name is Trudy Thomas and on April 4, 2005 my life as I had know it, ended. I was diagnosed with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) aka CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome). The cause? A simple hand surgery on my right thumb which should of healed in 6 weeks and never did. I was the sole breadwinner of my family; my daughter ... Read on »
The Body, Mind, Spirit Connection by thematrix777 Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 19 Mar 2011 12:00am When I became sick in Jan 2005, I did everything the doctors told me to do. I had stellate ganglion blocks, Occupations therapy, medications in all shapes and sizes. I was the "perfect" patient. I never questioned my doctors; I "assumed" they knew what they were doing and had my best interest at heart. Fast forward 4 long years. My reflex sy ... Read on »
Managing RSD Without Drugs by thematrix777 Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 03 Nov 2009 10:01pm The burning question that each one suffering with RSD is "How to Treat It"? Each one of us has to make that decision. Knowledge is important in order to make an informed one. When I was first diagnosed in 2005, I had never heard of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. Most of you have the same story. So, I listened to my doctor. I let them do ... Read on »
Hot-flash sufferers take a shot at new therapy by Cathy T. Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 8:20pm Bianca Kennedy's hot flashes were so insufferable that she was willing to risk a host of complications, including infection and seizures, to have a long hypodermic needle plunged into her neck.The procedure, called a stellate ganglion block, is normally used to alleviate severe pain caused by overactivity of the sympathetic nervous system. But si ... Read on »
Eliminate Agonizing Hand Pain Quickly and Easily! by Jan Posted Mon 07 Dec 2009 11:19pm According to Dr. Nathan Wei, “The hand and wrist are the mirrors of disease.” While the cause of hand pain can be a localized problem, hand pain can also be the presenting sign for other diseases. The wrist and hand are capable of power and precision. As a result, pain and swelling are often accompanied by weakness of grip in hand disorders. A c ... Read on »
CASE AND COMMENTARY: Silent Pain in the Neck by Healthcare Research & Quality Posted Tue 02 Feb 2010 7:00am Silent Pain in the Neck A 60-year-old man with no significant past medical history underwent an elective anterior cervical discectomy for persistent right arm weakness due to cervical stenosis. After an uncomplicated procedure, the patient was transferred to a surgical unit with stable vital ... Read on »
right wrist ganglion by chandra r. Posted Mon 23 Nov 2009 8:14pm Dear Doctor, My wife has constant pain in the right wrist. One doctor suggested that it was because of a ganglion which needs to be operated. The ultrasound scan of the right wrist says - "there is a cystic nodule measuring about 11/10 mm along the dorsum of the wrist. It is located along the dorsal surface of the lunate and capitate bones. It is b ... Read on »

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