Pain in the Wrist” “Text Claw”

Cell phones are a huge part of modern life. A smart phone can give access to e-mail, Facebook, Candy Crush Saga, Pokémon GO, Netflix, podcasts, music, GPS, and can even make phone calls. Perhaps one of the most exciting thing …

Living With a Hernia

“Weird Al” Yankovic’s 1986 album Polka Party included a parody of James Brown’s “Living in America” called “Living with a Hernia.” Actually living with a hernia, however, is no cause for song. A hernia occurs when an organ or tissue …

Kidney Stones and My Diet

Kidney stones occur when mineral deposits crystallize in the kidneys. These painful deposits may affect people of any age, race, or gender, but there are factors that may leave a person more susceptible to developing stones. One of the most …

Treating Hernias With Surgery

A hernia occurs when an organ or tissue protrudes through a weak spot in surrounding muscles or tissues. There are many types of hernias that may occur in different areas of the body. The best form of treatment for an …

Diagnosing Kidney Stones

Kidney stones form when mineral deposits in the kidneys stick together. As these stones move from the kidneys into the urinary tract, they irritate the organs they pass through, often causing significant pain. If you experience sharp pain in the …