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Muscle cramp in the legs

Muscles will contract when in use and will relax or loosen when not in use but sometimes the muscles stay tight or suddenly contract involuntarily which is called a muscle cramp or a spasm. Muscle cramp or spasms are usually caused by overuse, dehydration, deficiency in vitamins and taking certain medications that cause muscle contraction. […]

Gout

Gout is a type of arthritis that develops when uric acid levels are high in the bloodstream which is known as hyperuricemia. Gout typically develops in the toes, knees, wrist, elbows, fingers, heels and ankles. Men are more susceptible to develop gout than women. Attacks of gout occur when there is already a high level […]

Types of bandaging

There are various ways of applying bandages to protect the injury site and to stabilize the involved part of the body. There are ways to apply gauze or a bandage to an injury and the type of bandaging depends on the part of the body where the injury happened. You can learn the methods by […]

Splinters: What to Do?

Splinters are very common occurrence at home, workplace or even in school. Knowing how to treat the splinter can help ease the pain or making it degenerate into a severe health condition. Note that if a splinter is not handled carefully, it can get infections and turn into a major health condition that may be […]