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by remnant
Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: Foot, Knee & Heel Pain Discussion
Topic: Sedentary lifestyle
Replies: 2
Views: 5421

Sedentary lifestyle

Many office workers are affected by foot pain because of lack of exercise. This is due to weight gain accompanied by decrease in muscle mass. This makes the feet increasingly strained to support the additional body weight resulting in pain. Cases of oedema are also common in this regard. Walking exe...
by remnant
Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:13 am
Forum: Head, Nose & Face Pain Discussion
Topic: My Best Trick for Tension Headaches!
Replies: 5
Views: 8206

Re: My Best Trick for Tension Headaches!

Its interesting that you use Vicks Vaporub as I thought its no longer in the market or used internationally. Tension headaches can also be cleared using inhalants which are a variation of the same product. When I used to drink, I usually developed tension headaches due to hangovers in the morning. S...
by remnant
Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:15 am
Forum: Foot, Knee & Heel Pain Discussion
Topic: Wear the Right Shoes
Replies: 18
Views: 9223

Re: Wear the Right Shoes

Wearing the wrong size of shoes causes many foot problems. So is the curvature and inclination of the shoes. I once bought tight fitting shoes from a cobbler. At first, I thought that my feet would adjust and the leather would expand. The pain soon became unbearable and the foot became swollen. A pe...
by remnant
Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Neck Pain Discussion
Topic: How Many Pillows Do You Use While Sleeping?
Replies: 18
Views: 13367

Re: How Many Pillows Do You Use While Sleeping?

Right now, I am sleeping in survival mode away from home due to work obligations. I lay my mattress on a cement floor with no pillow. I belong to the school of thought that believes that spinal curvature eventually leads to alot of problems and pain and this is well backed scientifically. A pillow r...
by remnant
Wed Jun 29, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Back & Hip Pain Discussion
Topic: Proper ways to move Heavy objects and lifting techniques to avoid back injury
Replies: 4
Views: 5843

Re: Proper ways to move Heavy objects and lifting techniques to avoid back injury

I have experience in lifting heavy objects from working in a stone mining quarry for a whole year. I learnt the hard way since I started out without experience and the work involved heavy lifting of stones. To lift a heavy weight, flex your knees and stick your chest forward making sure that it is a...
by remnant
Tue Jun 28, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: Skin, Hands & Finger Pain Discussion
Topic: How to identify what insect bite you?
Replies: 6
Views: 4299

Re: How to identify what insect bite you?

The appearance and seriousness of the bite varies from person to person and would invariably depend on the number of bites or stings received and the dose of the venom. For instance, most bee stings appear as red swollen areas of the skin with a whitish centre where the stinger went in. Black widow ...
by remnant
Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Ear Pain Discussion
Topic: Wax in the ears
Replies: 4
Views: 6217

Wax in the ears

Wax in the ears performs the important function of trapping dust and vermin which would result in ear infections. This brings to the fore the issue of accumulation of wax in the ears. I have cited literature to the effect that the ear has a self cleaning mechanism that ensures that the wax poses no ...
by remnant
Mon Jun 27, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Eye Pain Discussion
Topic: Abcess on the lower eyelid
Replies: 4
Views: 5529

Abcess on the lower eyelid

Sometimes on waking up, I have developed an abcess on the lower eyelid. It seems like a result of a trauma due to accumulation of fluid as a result of sleeping on one side or it could be as a result of a localised infection. However, it clears after a period of time after eliciting much discomfort. ...
by remnant
Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: Skin, Hands & Finger Pain Discussion
Topic: Boils
Replies: 2
Views: 2013

Boils

Have you ever suffered from boils? I have suffered boils before but seem to be immune to them nowadays because I no longer suffer from them. But in retrospect, I was poor at managing them waiting for them to be full grown before expressing the pus onto some bottom wool or tissue paper. Some have thi...
by remnant
Sat Jun 25, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Skin, Hands & Finger Pain Discussion
Topic: How to get rid of sore arm after a vaccine?
Replies: 7
Views: 4492

Re: How to get rid of sore arm after a vaccine?

The pain results from nociceptors located in the the blood vessel which has been injected. This results in porosity in the tissues sorrounding the site of the injection. The inflammation may spread to neighbouring tissues. The patient can remedy the situation by simply rubbing the site with methylat...

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