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What Causes Trigger Points
Pain in Muscles: Trigger points are focal areas of muscle fibers within a muscle that are hyperirritable. They are felt to be small areas of contracted muscle within taut bands of muscle. When these trigger points are pressed they cause pain not only locally, but can cause referred pain at a different site. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cause trigger finger: Trigger finger occurs from swelling or inflammation in the palm at the base of a finger where the flexor (bending) tendon enters the finger. This swelling leads to pain and sometimes popping and locking in one position as the finger is bent and straightened (so called 'triggering'). Direct trauma or overused of the hand for grasping can cause this, as can diseases like diabetes but not scoliosis. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Tendonitis: A trigger finger is form of tendonitis of the tendons that bend down the finger. They can cause just pain, just locking and catching or pain and locking. The most effective treatment is an injection of cortisone. This reduces the inflammation around the tendons. You have an approximately 70% chance of this going away with just injections. If not surgery is an option. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unknown cause: The cause is unknown. Certain parts of the brain regulate which sensations are perceived as painful ( a pain gate mechanism). This becomes altered in fibromyalgia and non-painful stimuli are felt as painful. There are also alterations in the brain's sleep cycle mechanism. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Patella tendon: Jumper's knee refers to patella tendonitis which we see commonly in jumping athletes in sports such as basketball or volleyball. With your knee extended straight your knee cap will be tender at the very bottom of it, this tenderness tends to reduce with the knee bent. The site of the problem is where your patella tendon attaches to the patella or "kneecap". ...Read more
No such thing: Food choices actually have far less effect on overall health than just eating moderately and staying fit. Stop worrying about some food causing you to get a heart attack right after you eat it. That's silly. This kind of scare stuff is made up by militant who have no reason to tell the truth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Child or adult?: Causes of seizures in infants and children can include a high fever and a condition called pku (phenylketonuria). In adults, there are many possible causes including brain tumor, low blood sugar, head injury, some illegal drugs (pcp, cocaine, "speed"), stroke, toxemia of pregnancy, epilepsy, and many more. If someone has a seizure for the first time, a doctor needs to do tests to find out why. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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