Elderly Care

Older and wiser, yes, but aging also means experiencing more changes to your body. Learn what you need to know about everything from new aches and strains to the common flu to chronic conditions—and stay as healthy as you can be.

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Hand Swelling: Causes and Treatments
Everyone's hands swell a little on a hot day, but swelling in the hands can be a sign of something else. A number of conditions can cause your hands to swell, from an allergic reaction to arthritis. Find out how to get relief.

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Elbow Popping and Locking: How to Stop It
It's normal for your elbow to pop once in a while. But if the clicking, popping, or snapping is persistent and it causes pain, when you bend or straighten your arm, you may have a treatable condition.

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Pain Down Your Leg? It's Likely Coming From Your Back
Back pain that shoots down through the butt and to your leg is also called sciatica. It can be caused by damage to the disks, a narrowing of the spine, or other issues. Learn how to identify the causes and how to treat it.

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Is Your Hip Pain Caused by Iliopsoas Bursitis?
Iliopsoas bursitis is inflammation of the iliopsoas bursa, a protective sac that reduces friction between muscles and bones of the hip. When inflamed, it causes pain when walking It can cause pain when walking or doing other activities. Read about the causes and treatments.

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Losing Vision to Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration is an eye disease in which the center of the retina is progressively damaged, leading to gradual central vision loss. Depending on the type, you can experience slow loss of vision or dark spots in the center of your field of vision.

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Hip Lumps: Symptoms, Types, and Treatments
There are many causes of hip lumps, from trauma from a fall to overuse injuries to skin conditions to nerve damage. Find out what's causing your hip pain and how to treat it.

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  • A snapping hip often affects people who flex and extend their legs regularly, like dancers, bikers, soccer players, gymnasts, runners. Generally, it’s caused by tightness in the hip muscles and tendons. It may become painful, swollen, or weak.

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Shoulder Popping Symptoms, Causes, & What to Do

Wear-and-tear from repeated motion can do a number on your shoulder joint. Weight-lifting, sports like tennis, even aging can make the joint feel like it’s locking or popping after a lot of activity. Treatment is based on which of the shoulder's three bones is causing the pain.

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Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome Causes & Treatment

The greater trochanter is the larger of two bony knobs at the top of your thigh bone. The bursa is cushioning between the bones. Overuse, trauma, or infection can lead to inflammation of the bursa—and pain. Treatment options Include self-care, corticosteroid injection, physical therapy, and surgery.

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Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis

Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis is a disorder that causes bone to grow where it should not. Most commonly on ligaments that attach to the vertebrae of the spine. Symptoms include pain, stiffness or limited range of motion, difficulty swallowing, spinal fractures, or even paralysis or loss of sensation.

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Swollen Elbow: Causes and Treatments

If your elbow seems inflamed and hurts when you bend or straighten your arm, you may have a build-up of fluid. That can be caused by an injury, an infection, sore tendons, or bursitis (a type of arthritis). Learn how to reduce the swelling.

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