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ACUPUNCTURE FOR ELBOW PAIN

Acupuncture might be able to provide short-term relief from tennis elbow, but more research is needed. —Cochrane 2008  

PHYSICAL EXAMINATION FOR LUMBAR RADICULOPATHY DUE TO DISC HERNIATION IN PATIENTS WITH LOW BACK PAIN

Abstract Background Low-back pain with leg pain (sciatica) may be caused by a herniated intervertebral disc exerting pressure on the nerve root. Most patients will respond to conservative treatment, but in carefully selected patients, surgical discectomy may provide faster relief of symptoms. Primary care clinicians use patient history and physical examination to evaluate the likelihood … Continue reading

OMEGA 3 SUPPLEMENTATION FOR INTERMITTENT CLAUDICATION

Intermittent claudication is a tightening sensation in the calf due to a lack of blood needed to supply those muscles with oxygen during exercise or movement, ultimately resulting in the patient to slow or stop movement. It is the most common presenting symptom for people with chronic lower limb arterial disease resulting from atherosclerosis due … Continue reading

LOW GLYCEMIC INDEX DIETS FOR CORONARY HEART DISEASE

The glycaemic index is a measure of the ability of a carbohydrate to affect blood glucose levels. While there are many randomised controlled trials that have examined the relationship between low glycaemic index diets and coronary heart disease, most are of poor methodological quality. There is little evidence from the randomised controlled trials to recommend … Continue reading

VIT B FOR TREATING DISORDERS OF PERIPHERAL NERVES

Peripheral neuropathy is a disorder of the peripheral nerves resulting from different causes, such as diabetes mellitus and alcoholism, leading to pain, numbness or weakness of the limbs and other problems. Vitamin B is commonly used to treat peripheral neuropathy but it is not clear if it helps. This review of 13 trials on diabetic … Continue reading