Will knee pain keep coming back?
Most knee injuries, if given appropriate treatment, will recover fully. However, degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis will require ongoing treatment to prevent knee pain from returning.
What causes heel pain?
Heel pain is commonly the result of an abnormal gait, which can lead to excessive stress on the heel bone and soft tissues attached to it. Other factors that can cause heel pain are plantar fasciitis …
Is it normal to get diarrhoea when pregnant?
No, diarrhoea it is not a normal effect of pregnancy. If diarrhoea occurs occasionally, and is not long lasting, this is not considered to be serious. But in cases of persistent diarrhoea, or if you d…
Is it normal to have diarrhoea every day?
Regular diarrhoea is not normal unless you have a diagnosed bowel condition, food intolerance, hormonal problems or other medical conditions or are taking certain medications. A constant diarrhoea req…
What causes hearing loss?
The most common cause of hearing loss is the normal ageing process. Other typical causes may include infection, congenital disorders, trauma and a build-up of earwax.
Can medication cause constipation?
Yes, some medications such as antacids (for stomach acidity), strong painkillers, antidepressants and iron supplements can cause constipation. Check with your doctor if you think this may be causing y…
What are the symptoms of vision loss?
Vision loss can be blurring or clouding of vision, distortion (straight lines appearing distorted or wavy) or spots/areas of vision that are blank or dark. Sudden changes in vision can be a sign that …
What is rectal bleeding?
Rectal bleeding occurs when you see blood in the toilet pan or on the toilet paper after wiping your anus. Bright red blood usually means you are bleeding from somewhere close to your anus, such as fr…
How common is chronic pain?
Chronic pain affects up to one in five people. It becomes more common in an older population and may affect up to one in three people over 65 years of age.
What are the symptoms of palpitations?
Heart palpitations can include racing of the heart, skipping of heartbeats and fluttering, flopping or pounding of the heart. The palpitations can be felt in your chest, throat and neck.