E. Gregory Thompson MD


Care of an Insect Sting

Insect stings often cause minor swelling, redness, pain, and itching. Most bites and stings will heal on their own without a visit to a doctor. There are several things you can do to relieve pain and itching and prevent infection from a bite or sting. After a sting After you are stung, try to move away from the stinging…

Upper and Middle Back Pain

Covers the causes and symptoms of upper and middle back pain. Looks at treatment with rest, pain medicine, and surgery. Includes steps to prevent back pain from returning, such as practicing good posture and getting regular exercise.

Bunions

Explains what bunions are and how they develop. Lists symptoms. Covers behaviors that increase risk of developing bunions. Looks at treatment options, including medicines and surgery. Offers home treatment and prevention tips.

Knee Replacement Surgery

Covers surgery to replace the ends of bones in a damaged joint. Includes slideshow on knee replacement. Looks at why surgery is done, risks, and how well it works. Discusses what to expect after surgery and living with a knee replacement.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Should I Have Surgery?

Guides you through decision to have or not have carpal tunnel release surgery. Looks at problems carpal tunnel syndrome can cause. Covers types of surgery and compares with wrist splint therapy. Includes interactive tool to help you decide.