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    Medicines to Keep at Home Conditions

    You may also find thin adhesive strips such as Steri-strips® useful for cuts if you are able to use them. These pull the edges of a wound together.

    Club Foot (Congenital Talipes Equinovarus) Conditions

    One example is the French functional method, which involves daily manipulation as well as immobilisation with adhesive bandages and pads. What is the outlook for talipes? The Ponseti ...

    Joint Dislocations Conditions

    However, the shoulder is much more easily dislocated than the hip. The shoulder has quite a shallow socket. , Shoulder dislocation Dislocation of temporomandibular joint ...

    Controlled Breathing (Pursed Lips Breathing) Conditions

    When we become breathless we tend to forget to use this muscle, and often use the muscles at the top of the chest and our shoulders instead. If you use these upper chest muscles, each breath ...

    Contact Dermatitis Conditions

    The skin is then covered with an adhesive dressing. After two days the dressing is removed and the skin is examined to see if there is a reaction to any of the tested substances.

    Polymyalgia Rheumatica Conditions

    Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) causes pain, stiffness and tenderness in large muscles, typically around the shoulders, upper arms and hips. The cause is not known. Treatment with steroid table...

    Steroid Injections Conditions

    Steroid injections may be used for people with rheumatoid arthritis or other causes of joint pain and swelling such as osteoarthritis , gout or frozen shoulder . Steroid injections may ...

    Laparoscopy and Laparoscopic Surgery Conditions

    It can irritate your diaphragm which has the same nerve supply as the shoulder tip and makes it feel as though your shoulder hurts. This soon wears off. What are other possible ...

    Septic Arthritis Conditions

    The rest are usually the shoulder, wrist, elbow and ankle. Other joints are rarely affected. In most cases, just one joint is affected.

    Repetitive Strain Injury Conditions

    In wheelchair users it's often the shoulders which are jerked when the chair is manually propelled. People who do a lot of DIY around the house may develop RSI, or people who do certain s...

    Arthroscopy and Arthroscopic Surgery Conditions

    Arthroscopy can also be used for other joints, including the shoulder, hip, elbow, wrist and ankle joints, and even for hand or foot problems. Note : the information below is a general gu...

    Muscular Dystrophies Conditions

    Teenagers or adults with FSHD may have aching shoulders, rounded shoulders and thin upper arms. Rarely, people with FSHD may have an abnormal heart rhythm, which may need monitori...

    Scoliosis and Kyphosis (Curvature of the Spine) Conditions

    As a consequence: If the scoliosis is in the chest (thoracic) region, the ribs and shoulder blade stick out like a bulge on one side of the back. Also, one shoulder may hang lo...

    Telogen Effluvium Conditions

    This is why you will commonly find a few hairs on your shoulders and some hairs fall out each time you wash your hair. What are the symptoms of telogen effluvium?

    Left Lower Quadrant Pain in Pregnancy Conditions

    Occasionally you can get pain over the tip of your shoulder. See separate leaflet called Ectopic Pregnancy for more information . Left lower quadrant pain in later pregnancy Pe...

    Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition (Pseudogout) Conditions

    Any joint can be involved but the knees are most commonly affected, followed by the wrists, shoulders, ankles, hands and feet. Chronic CPP crystal arthritis resembles osteoarthritis. It ca...

    Spinal Stenosis Conditions

    Spinal stenosis affecting the cervical spine in your neck may also cause pain and weakness in the shoulders and arms. Spinal stenosis can often be treated by simple measures such as medici...

    Dealing with a Child who is Unresponsive Conditions

    Place one hand on their shoulder and tap gently. If they still do not respond, it's likely they're unresponsive. What you need to do If you think your child is unresponsive,...

    Stress Management Conditions

    Headaches and muscle tension in the neck and shoulders. Sometimes stress builds up quickly - for example, the unexpected traffic jam. Sometimes it is ongoing - for example, with a diffi...

    Dealing with Breathing Problems Conditions

    Supporting the baby's head, give up to five sharp blows between their shoulder blades with the heel of your hand. Step 2 of 4: ...