Foot Pain in Children

Foot pain in children can have a number of causes, some of which originate in the way your child is built, and some from injury or disease. One source of pediatric foot pain is having flat feet: a flat, or …

Pain of a Hangnail

or such a small thing, a hangnail can be a hugely painful nuisance. Despite its name, a hangnail doesn’t actually have much to do with your fingernails at all — they occur when tiny slivers of skin around the nail …

Treatment of Heat Strokes

Heat stroke is a medical emergency. This extremely dangerous condition occurs when an individual’s internal body temperature rises to 105*F or higher. Temperatures this extreme may cause severe, permanent damage to the brain and other internal organs. In extreme cases, …

Arthritis of the Hand

Arthritis is a degenerative disease that affects the tissues surrounding a joint: in osteoarthritis, the cartilage padding the space between bones is broken down by wear and tear, whereas the damage from rheumatoid arthritis is caused by an inflammatory autoimmune …

Leg Aches in Children

Leg pain in children is fairly common, with causes ranging from strained muscles or,  more commonly, as the result of growing pains; however, they may also be a sign of more serious conditions. Growing pains is the popular term for …