Around 80% of people living in Western countries experience back pain at some time in their lives.
Because their skin is subjected to constant pressure and friction, people who are confined to a bed or wheelchair are susceptible to bed sores (also known as pressure sores or decubitus ulcers).
Learning to use the toilet is an important milestone in a child’s development, but it often takes longer to learn to sleep through the night without wetting the bed.
A boil is a large, painful, pimple-like infection of a hair follicle, which may also be referred to as a furuncle. The term carbuncle is used to describe a cluster of connected boils.
Bruises are also known as contusions. They form when blood vessels rupture and blood seeps into the tissues, usually following a knock to the skin.
Although most household burns are mild and heal quickly, severe burns can have serious consequences, and require medical care.