Pain Management

Intercostal Muscle Strain

By Dr. Jackie Te RN, MD on July 21st, 2018 in Pain Management

The intercostal muscle is one of the important muscles in the upper cavity. It plays a huge role in stabilizing the upper body and aid in breathing. The intercostal muscles have three layers: the external, internal, and innermost layer. Because of some activities and health practices, the layers of the intercostal muscles are strained to […]

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How to Fix a Dislocated Toe ?

By Dr. Jackie Te RN, MD on June 11th, 2018 in Pain Management

Toes are tiny body parts that are prone to sprain, dislocation, and breakage. A dislocated toe is when the toe bone moves out of its normal position. A dislocated toe occurs when the ligament that holds the bones in the toe together is torn. A dislocated toe rarely occurs. It only happens when there is […]

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By Dr. Jackie Te RN, MD on November 15th, 2017 in Pain Management

What is Odynophagia? Definition Odynophagia is a medical term for painful swallowing. It is often confused with the term dysphagia, which means difficulty swallowing. With odynophagia, the patient complains of pain when trying to swallow. The pain can be felt in the mouth, throat, and/or esophagus. If the patient complains of pain when swallowing, it […]

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Medial Knee Pain

By Dr. Jackie Te RN, MD on November 13th, 2017 in Pain Management

The knee is a large and complex joint. It connects the femur to the tibia. It also has other surrounding structures like the tibia and kneecap. The knee plays a very important role in various bodily functions and movements such as walking, running, and jumping. The complexity of the structure of the knee makes it […]

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Deltoid Pain

By Dr. Jackie Te RN, MD on October 26th, 2017 in Pain Management

What is the deltoid muscle? It is a triangular rounded muscles situated on the top most part of the arms and shoulders. It is also called deltoideus muscle. Deltoid muscles cover the shoulder joints. It is derived from the Greek letter delta, which has an equilateral triangle shape. The deltoid muscle is attached by the […]

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Brachioradialis Pain

By Dr. Jackie Te RN, MD on October 13th, 2017 in Pain Management

What is a brachioradialis muscle? What does the brachioradialis do? Brachioradialis is one of the muscles in the forearms. It is also called Venke’s muscle. It extends from the lower part of the humerus down to the radius. The humerus is the long bone in the upper arm and the radius is the long bone […]

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Forearm Pain

By Dr. Jackie Te RN, MD on August 5th, 2016 in Pain Management

This topic has been very controversial over the last few years. The reason for this is due to the workplace and personal injury claims. Also, there has been a huge increase in computer use at home and in the workplace, which some had thought was part of the issue. Another major concern is continuous repetitive […]

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Kidney Pain

By Dr. Jackie Te RN, MD on December 5th, 2015 in Pain Management

Known mostly for their waste removing functions in our bodies, kidneys are bean shaped organs. They look like two sprouting beans attached opposite each other and separated by venacava, the aorta, and other gastrointestinal organs. Kidney Location (Anatomy) Anatomically, they are positioned on your back; or more precisely, Just under both the lower ribs (4 […]

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Shoulder Blade Pain

By Dr. Jackie Te RN, MD on May 5th, 2015 in Pain Management

Shoulder blades or scapulae are the triangular shaped bones located on your upper back below and behind the shoulders. Right and left shoulder blades serve as the anchor for muscles that contribute to movements of the upper trunk, shoulders, and arms. Its function in everyday movements makes it difficult to ignore the pain felt in, […]

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Xiphoid Process

By Dr. Jackie Te RN, MD on July 5th, 2014 in Anatomy and Body, Pain Management

Xiphoid Process and Pain Definition Other names for the xiphoid process are processus xiphoideus, ensiform or xiphoid appendix. It rests at the 10th thoracic vertebra. It is the tiniest and lowest part of the sternum. Unlike the other two parts of the sternum namely manubrium and body, there are costal cartilages and ribs that are […]

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