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Body Pain

Can Smoking Withdrawal Cause Physical Pain in the Body?

Nicotine is as addictive as alcohol, cocaine and morphine, according to MedlinePlus. Smoking withdrawal results in both mental and...

10 Ways to Tell Good Pain From Bad Pain

Pain may start as a minor tweak or a twinge. At first it may hurt only when you move a certain way, but it soon morphs into a chronic pain. From knees to shoulders to elbows to ankles and every other body part, an active lifestyle makes it likely that you’ll experience inexplicable aches or pains. Figuring out when it’s safe to work through the pain or when to stop and see a doctor can be difficult. “Pain is a protective mechanism to avoid damage,” says Steven Gausewitz, M.D., chief of staff at Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Irvine, California. “Whenever you have substantial pain, it’s a sign you’re doing too much or doing it too fast.” We’ve compiled the most common workout pains and explained how to tell the difference between those you can work through and those that may be damaging.

What Are the Causes of Pain When Breathing?

Pain provoked by breathing occurs with a variety of conditions that range in severity from transient, mild medical problems to pot...

Causes of Pain in the Hip and Groin Area

Hip and groin pain can turn even a highly active person into a couch potato in a hurry. Many conditions cause pain in the frontal ...

Why Are My Pierced Ears Sore?

Soreness, irritation and discomfort can occur with newly pierced ears or established ear piercings. Infection is the most serious ...

Causes of Pain in the Lower Right Side of the Abdomen

Right lower abdominal pain is common and may or may not represent serious disease. This kind of pain may originate from the gastro...

Causes of Sharp Pain in the Stomach While Working Out

Feeling the burn during your workout is a normal sensation, especially when executing abdominal exercises. Whenever you work certa...

Causes of Post-Workout Chest Burning Sensation

While many people relate chest pain to cardiac problems, this may not be the case. If you experience a burning pain in your chest...

Lower Abdominal Pain When Standing, Walking & Exercising

Abdominal pain can have many sources, ranging from normal female monthly discomfort to more serious conditions requiring a physici...

Why Do I Get a Headache When I'm Hungry?

A hectic schedule that interferes with your usual meal patterns can leave you tense, hungry and in pain. It could be your head and...
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