Upper and Lower Limb

Causes of Armpit (Underarm) Pimples, Sores and Lumps

Pimples, sores and lumps under the arms are not uncommon as is itching which often occurs for no obvious reason. These lesions and symptoms may resolve on its own in many instances without any need for treatment. However, persistent pimples and sores, as well as painful lumps that are enlarging, are often a cause for >> Read More ...

Arm Problems with Computer Use Causes and Prevention

We often think of eyestrain and headaches with prolonged computer use but it can also affect other parts of the body particularly the neck, upper back and upper limb. In a modern world where prolonged computer use is part of daily life, both at work and at home, arm problems related to computer use has become common. Most >> Read More ...

Burning Fingers and Hands Causes and Meaning

Meaning of Burning Fingers and Hands The sensation of burning concerns most of us to a similar degree as pain. It usually indicates that there is some underlying medical condition if there are no obvious external causes like a heat source.  Burning can be a sign of inflammation and even tissue death but sometimes just >> Read More ...

Corns and Calluses (Feet) Causes, Pictures, Treatment

The skin is has to deal with a host of insults from the environment throughout the day. It is fair to say that the skin on the feet is by far the most strained as it bears the entire body weight and is often cramped into tight shoes for hours on end. Corns and calluses are two skin conditions that commonly affect the feet. >> Read More ...

Diabetic Leg Pain, Other Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

Diabetics have to be cautious of symptoms that gradually arise, no matter how vague, as it may be the first indication of a complication. The legs are one of the parts of the body that are commonly afflicted with diabetic complications and pain is sometimes the first symptom. It is therefore important to understand why leg >> Read More ...

Hammer, Claw and Mallet Toe (Abnormally Bent Toes)

The toes may not seem to have the same flexibility as the fingers but there are just as many tiny joints in the toes as there are in the fingers. This allows the toes to bend and straighten at will. Most people are not able to bend the toes individually as they are able to do with their fingers. However, there are >> Read More ...

Pale Legs With Blue Color, Pain, Numbness and Tingling

As with skin anywhere on the body, the color of the skin on the legs are due to a combination of factors. This includes the amount of melanin production by the skin, blood flow, body hair and so on. Melanin is the brown pigment and variations among humans are due to genetic factors. Men tend to have more hair and thicker >> Read More ...

Fingertip Pain, Tenderness and Sensitivity, Causes

The fingertips contain more touch and temperature receptors than any other part of the body, except for the genitals. This means that the fingertips are highly sensitive. It allows us to sense danger in terms of a sharp or hot object before we are poked or burned. It also allows us to interact with our environment and >> Read More ...

Upper Arm Pain (Biceps and Triceps) Causes

Pain in the arm is not immediately a cause for concern for most of us. We all too often chalk it down to strain after a busy day using our arms. When it occurs in the morning after a night of sleep then we may attribute it to sleeping in an awkward position resulting in pressure on one arm.. However, there are times when >> Read More ...

Hand Weakness (Weak Hand Grip) Causes and Normal Strength

A complex interplay of muscles, nerves, joints and bones allow for the degree of movement and dexterity of the human hand. Some 35 muscles in the hand and forearm control the movement of the hand. It is these muscles that give the hand the ability to move and perform tasks like gripping an object. When the muscles, or >> Read More ...
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