Muscles & Bones & Joints Diseases : Health & Medical
Can proper footwear effectively reduce pain and disability in gout patients?
What is a hip fracture? A hip fracture is more than a broken bone. If you are older, breaking your hip can mean a major change in your life. You will probably need surgery, and it can take as long as a year to recover. But activity and physical therapy can help you get your strength and mobility bac
Torn knee cartilage is a term used to describe damage to the meniscus, a C-shaped disc of cartilage that sits between the femur and the tibia. Damage to the meniscus is most commonly associated with contact sports, but the injury can result from any sharp trauma or from degeneration associated with
The shoulder is a complex joint that contains numerous bones, muscles and tendons. Among the most noteworthy tissue is the rotator cuff. This collection of small tendons and muscles is known by the acronym SITS--supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor and subscapularis. Rotator cuff tears often re
The human body functions by use of various organ systems working in synchrony with each other. These organ systems include the cardiovascular system, respiratory system and gastrointestinal system. Each has a different role and aids in the proper functioning of all organs in the body. The musculoske
Are these four tests reliable methods of assessing scapular motion?
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by widespread muscle, nerve and ligament pain. A common aggravating factor for fibromyalgia sufferers is air travel. However, if you have to travel by air, there are things you can do to minimize your discomfort and fend off a fibromyalgia flare.
Swelling occurs when an area of our body is injured, muscle tissue is damaged and blood rushes to the area to begin the recovery process. This onslaught of blood creates the inflammation. It is the body's natural way of healing; however, the slow blood flow in the area may lead to complications. It
Progressive resistance training is associated with improved functional outcomes following THR -- so why is it not consistently included in 'standard' rehabilitation care?
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, are a type of medication used to treat inflammation and pain. Examples of this drug class include aspirin and ibuprofen. While NSAIDs are typically orally ingested, Voltaren gel is absorbed through the skin for joint pain relief.
Osteoarthritis therapy needs to be safe and effective in the long term, but it is challenging to keep patients on their meds. How do the long-term effects of lumiracoxib compare to those of celecoxib?
Although some sports specialization may be required to develop elite skills, intense training in a single sport should usually be delayed until late adolescence to limit the risk for overuse injury.
Study found greater chances of breaks in hip bones, spinal areas