VIEW THE MOBILE VERSION of www.homemedicine.ca Informational Site Network Informational
Privacy


Home


Medical Articles


Mother's Remedies


Household Tips


Medicine History


Forgotten Remedies


Search

Medical Articles

Cardan

JEROME CARDAN, an Italian physician, author, mathematician an...

Natural Polarization Of Man's Physical Organism

The electro-vital fluid, in the animal economy, is subject to...

On Ulcers

From the preceding observations it would naturally be conclud...

Cold In The Head

Infants often are prevented sucking by this form of cold closi...

The Resort Treatment Of Chronic Heart Disease

In line with the continued growing popularity of special reso...

How To Be Ill And Get Well

ILLNESS seems to be one of the hardest things to happ...

Bronchoscopes

The regular bronchoscope is a hollow brass tube slanted at i...

Feeding Over

It is well to remember that over-feeding is a relative term. T...

Introduction Of The Bronchoscope

No one should do bronchoscopy until he is able to expose the ...

Spasmodic Stenosis Of The Esophagus

Etiology - The functional activity of the esophagus is depend...

The Nerves In The Skin

How We Tell Things from Touch, and Feel Heat and Cold and Pai...

Asiatic Cholera

I was practicing in Cincinnati during the prevalence of Chole...

Pulmonary Phthisis Consumption

After tubercles have been formed extensively in the lungs, an...

Prognosis And Convalescence

The duration of acute endocarditis varies greatly; it may be ...

Medical Amulets

Among the various subjects which belong to the province of ...

Barley

If this grain is well grown and thoroughly well cooked, it wil...

Spinal Congestion

In some cases of this trouble the symptoms are very alarming, ...

Endocarditis

It should be understood that especially in acute conditions...

Alcohol

It is rarely, if ever, advisable to use alcohol. In certain ...

Rotation Forceps

It is sometimes desired to make traction on an irregularly s...



Pain Severe In Limbs






Source: Papers On Health

This is often not due to any trouble in the
joint itself, but to some disorder in the large nerves which have their
roots in the lower part of the back. In the case of severe pains in the
back of the leg, ankle, or knee, when a chill to the large limb nerves
has been the cause, and has raised inflammation, the patient should be
put warm in bed. Take two large towels, thoroughly wrung out of cold
water. Fold one six or eight ply thick. Gently press this, avoiding
cold shock to the patient, over the lower part of the back. When this
towel gets hot, spread it out to cool, and apply the other. Continue
this with each towel alternately, and when finished, or after an hour,
rub the skin with warm olive oil and cover up with new flannel. Similar
cold applications to the upper part of the spine will cure such pains
in the wrists. If the cold application intensifies or fails to relieve
the pain, it is well to try the ARMCHAIR FOMENTATION (see).

Sometimes light pressure in the form of squeezing the muscles of the
lower back is very useful. A very gentle pressure on the right parts is
most pleasant to the sufferer. At first it simply relieves in some
degree the weary feeling of the limbs. When it is at all well done, it
soon raises a gentle heat, which slowly passes down the limbs, even to
the very toes. This is just life itself communicated to the limb. But
we must not confine our treatment to the spinal cord. The squeezing, or
gentle pressure, must be carried down the limb; and when new life has
been infused so far, it will be well to apply the pressure between the
hands to the swollen and painful part. See Massage.





Next: Palpitation

Previous: Oranges



Add to del.icio.us Add to Reddit Add to Digg Add to Del.icio.us Add to Google Add to Twitter Add to Stumble Upon
Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
SHAREADD TO EBOOK


Viewed 776