► Enlarging nodule under the toenail
► No history of trauma
► Unremarkable medical history
EVIDENCE-BASED ANSWER: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are at least as effective as other oral analgesics (opioids, acetaminophen)...
These interactions can affect contraceptive efficacy, increase bleeding risk, or lead to rhabdomyolysis. This practical guide can help you avoid...
► Elevated levels of AST, ALT, and CPK
► No family history of liver disease
The tibiotalar joint’s unique biomechanics and associated structures carry management implications that vary from those in knee or hip arthritis...
► Muscle spasms in right arm when throwing a baseball
► Twitches and involuntary muscle contractions in upper arm
Palmar skin dimpling and nodule or cord formation signal advancing disease. Treatments vary in effectiveness—in part, depending on condition...
► Muscle cramps/pain
► Muscle twitching
EVIDENCE-BASED ANSWER: Yes. In overweight and obese patients, exercise interventions using a pedometer increase steps by about a mile per day over...
EVIDENCE-BASED ANSWER: No. Supplemental vitamin D without calcium—in doses averaging as much as 800 IU per day—doesn’t reduce the risk of hip,...