- Q What are some ways to prevent heel pain?
Dr. Christopher Chiodo, Orthopedic SurgeryHeel pain can take several forms, but it usually develops when people overdo high-impact exercise or wear poorly fitting shoes. Some heel pain can be prevented by wearing supportive shoes with cushioned heels, by warming up before you exercise,... Full Answer
- Q What is the gate control theory of pain?
Dr. Lawrence Friedman, GastroenterologyHave you ever noticed that when you have stomach pain for example you feel it less when you're doing something that requires all your attention? That's because pain is not a one-way street. Your brain can inhibit the pain signals from the gut.Experts... Full Answer
- Q What might cause painful, swollen feet in the morning?
Dr. Howard LeWine, Internal MedicineTalk to your doctor, especially if the swelling is new. Before linking the two problems of pain and swelling, you and your doctor should consider the possible causes of each separately.Swelling: In general, foot and ankle swelling can cause discomfort,... Full Answer