Decompression Syndromes: The Bends Topic Guide
Decompression Syndromes: The Bends: The bends, or decompression sickness occur when nitrogen bubbles expand in the bloodstream and tissues when a scuba diver surfaces too fast. Treatment for the bends is done in a recompression chamber.
Joint Pain Joint pain can be caused by injury or disease affecting any of the ligaments, bursae, or tendons surrounding the joint. Pain also occurs with joint inflammation (arthritis) and infection. Joint pain symptoms can be associated with local warmth, swelling, and tenderness. Treatment depends on the cause and can include rest, cold applications, medications, physical therapy, or surgery.