William H. Blahd Jr. MD FACEP


Use Heat or Ice to Relieve Low Back Pain

There is some evidence that heat will help decrease low back pain. There is little proof that cold will help. 1 But some people do find that heat or cold help them. Follow these suggestions if you would like to try heat or cold for low back pain. Heat to relieve low back pain Apply heat for 15 to 20 minutes at a time…

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.

Surgery for Tennis Elbow

Surgery for tennis elbow may involve: Cutting (releasing) the tendon . Removing inflamed tissue from the tendon. Repairing (reattaching) tendon tears if it is possible to do so without overtightening the tendon. Surgery may be done using arthroscopy, traditional open surgery, or a combination of the two techniques…

Low Back Pain

Covers the causes and symptoms of low back pain. Looks at treatment with rest, over-the-counter pain medicine, and heating pads. Includes steps to prevent low back pain from returning, such as practicing good posture and getting regular exercise.

Objects in the Nose

Young children are more likely than older children or adults to put small objects—such as beads, dried beans, popcorn, plastic toy pieces, foam rubber, or small batteries—up their noses. If the child doesn’t tell you about it, your first clue may be a bad-smelling green or yellow discharge or blood (epistaxis) from one…