How To Treat Bunions
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A bunion is a deformity that is mainly made up of a lateral deviation of the great toe which enlarges due to a tissue or a bone. It is a serious foot problem. These are formed within the foot and not on the surface of the foot. An arthritic condition and  a result of bone degeneration it is found as  a lump on the outside portion of the big toe. Bunions are seen near the joint of the toe and sometimes  [...]

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Whiplash is a condition wherein neck muscles or ligaments (cervical spine) get strained or sprained due to an abrupt and forceful jerk or the head suddenly moved in a back-and-forth movement. Whiplash is most prevalently the outcome of an injury caused due to a decelerating action often noticed in motor accidents. Whiplash might take place irrespective of the force being focussed either from the front side or from the rear.

Whiplash Signs & Symptoms:

  • Pain and associated swelling in the neck region.
  • Decrease in mobility or in movement.
  • Soreness felt in the upper sections of the back and neck.
  • Muscular twinges.
  • Headaches.
  • In extreme cases, neurologic-alike signs could surface in spite of no damage done to the neural constitution.
  • Giddiness or other disorientation or misbalanced whinges.
  • Vision variations.
  • Feeling nauseous and referred signs into the farthest points.

Diagnosis & Tests:

  • As soon as the patient is observed to be in a stable state, the doctor would evaluate the total medical past and physical exam for gauging the extent of injury.
  • Additionally, the doctor would examine the head and neck region and would check the patient’s muscle strength, sensation if felt in the extremities of the body and observe the reflexes.
  • The doctor might take X-rays for ruling out any kind of fractures or spinal instability.

Whiplash Treatment:

  • The treatments of milder cases of whiplash are generally done with the over-the-counter pain-relieving medicines.
  • Cold compresses with the assistance of ice applications are done over the areas of injury.
  • In case the pain persists, the doctor would advice prescription medicines, physiotherapy or chiropractic care.
  • Till the time more grave lesions have been excluded, apposite treatment for whiplash comprises of proper rehabilitation exercises, specific approaches for relieving signs.
  • In extreme situations, the signs of whiplash could endure to a certain extent for several months or even last for years on end.
  • It is hence imperative to speak to one’s doctor regarding treatment choices, if any, could be ideally suitable for the patient concerned.
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