Muscles & Bones & Joints Diseases : Health & Medical
Peripheral neuropathy is defined in Webster as: the term for damage to nerves of the peripheral nervous system, which may be caused either by diseases of the nerve or from the side-effects of systemic illness. Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that affects the nervous system and affects the commu
Knee joint pain has a variety of causes. It can rear its head after a sports injury, it can be caused by chronic arthritis, or it can happen from simply twisting your knee the wrong way when walking. No matter the cause, the effect is the same: pain. And if you're experiencing pain in your knee join
Traction is a method of treatment of broken bones. Traction is used less commonly in modern orthopedics, but it still has a use for some injuries.
Stress fractures can be painful, and can take some time heal properly. However by following these simple procedures, foot stress fractures are not so much of a problem. Getting a proper diagnosis from early stress fracture symptoms, will cut down on the recovery.
One of the questions I get asked is, "If I train in foot care, can I get enough clients?" The good news is the answer is a resounding "Yes!" Read on to find out more...
Learn more on the potential role emerging CT technology can play in evaluating bone changes at these three commonly affected sites in rheumatoid arthritis.
People are constantly looking for an edge in the gym to improve their performance, lift heavier weights and ultimately improve their body. A lot of companies selling supplements claim to be able to help you with this by adding pounds of muscle and skyrocketing your strength. But most of their ingred
Diastasis recti, also known as "mommy belly," is a common medical condition in which the tissues of the abdomen, particularly the abdominal muscles, are stretched apart and separate. It occurs most often as a result of pregnancy. This condition does not need to be permanent, as it can be treated.
The whole surface of the body is covered by epithelial tissue, which is made up of closely packed cell layers. The layers are so closely packed that there are virtually no intercellular spaces and minimal intercellular substances. The epithelial tissue is specialized to the lining of both internal a
Macular degenerative disease, also known as macular degeneration, is a disease of the eye causing vision loss. There are two types of macular degeneration, wet and dry, but both types cause degeneration of the macula, the center portion of the retina. This disease primarily affects people over the a
The lumbar spine is the area of the spine located in the lower back. A lumbar spinal fusion surgery is performed to alleviate pain, weakness, tingling and numbness. This type of spinal surgery may also be performed to prevent or stop abnormal spinal movements and to restore normal nerve function. A
Dupuytren's contracture is a condition that causes tightening of the tissue of the palm of the hand and fingers. While the cause of Dupuytren's contracture is not known, we do know that Dupuytren's contracture often runs in families. Patients may choose surgery or less invasive treatm
This study compares short-segment fixation with percutaneous kyphoplasty for vertebral compression fractures. Which is the superior approach?
Treatment of plantar fasciitis can most often be accomplished with some simple steps, including stretching exercises. Learn a few of the foot stretches...
The human knee is a joint where the bones of the lower leg and upper leg meet. It is almost like a flexible hinge that has to support the weight of the body during movement. The knee is subject to many problems; some of which can cause great pain and difficulty in walking, running and even standing.
A lumbar disc protrusion can cause discomfort that can reach from the low back to the toes. Lumbar discs provide cushioning between the vertebrae in the back. These discs have a soft center with a tough exterior. When a protrusion occurs, some of the center has pushed through the exterior. If the pr