Muscles & Bones & Joints Diseases : Health & Medical
TennisTennis elbow is a condition that is caused from a repetitive flexion and extension motion of the elbow. More specifically, the forearm muscles get overtaxed and the fibers in the tendons end up getting damaged or injured and the pain is then seen at the elbow. Tennis happens to be...
Gout is a type of arthritis that manifests itself as sudden, intense pain, swelling and inflammation in your joints. The big toe joint is the most commonly affected, but gout can strike any joint in your body. Though there are many conventional medications to control gout, they do not always work fo
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Leg cramps, or spasms, are caused by an electrolyte and mineral imbalance in the bloodstream. Cramps are not to be confused with muscle twitches, which are also involuntary muscle contractions but do not cause any pain. Leg cramps can be triggered by many activities and conditions, and they can be a
Osteoporosis is a condition that primarily affects women, especially after menopause, although it occasionally affects men, too. According to the Mayo Clinic, it makes sufferers more prone to bone fractures. Their bones weaken and become brittle to the point where even daily activities like lifting
This study compares short-segment fixation with percutaneous kyphoplasty for vertebral compression fractures. Which is the superior approach?
Leg swelling is the common term for edema or fluid retention. It is a condition marked by fluid accumulation in the legs, and it usually affects both legs equally. Harmless leg swelling does not occur with other symptoms such as pain. If other symptoms occur along with the swelling, it is likely th
If you are plagued by unsightly yellow toenails then you know how embarrassing and troubling this common condition can be. Thick, yellow nails often indicate that a fungal infection has set in underneath the affected nails. Even though the fungus has obviously begun to spread hence the yellow nails,
In 1997, Ford took two gigantic steps that could have ruined the automaker’s popular SUV and pickup truck lineups; it completely redesigned its best-selling line of pickups and eliminated its popular Bronco in favor of the Expedition. Fortunately for Ford, both gambles paid off, as buyer embra
One of the most commonly occurring foot conditions is Ingrown toenails. This happens when the edges of the toe nails grow inward and penetrate into the soft skin tissues. Initially the nail begins to grow and pierce the skin. As the nail grows it continues to go deeper inside. This is known as Onych
A "frozen shoulder" or adhesive capsulitis, is a condition that results in pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint. It's often the result of having the shoulder immobilized, typically when the arm has been in a sling or after shoulder surgery when the joint must remain in the same position for a lo
More often than not, we neglect our feet until the time that we experience pain, discomfort and even reduced mobility. There are many problems that may badly affect our feet, which include fungal infections, cracked skin, foot odor, corns, fallen arches, and damaged bones, among others. It is a must
Although it's more a cosmetic problem than a real medical issue, a fungal nail infection is still a very unpleasant condition from which to suffer. It's also an incredibly common complaint. In fact, it's estimated that over 700 million people suffer from it worldwide, with 10 million
In the course of a normal day, even without breaking a sweat, the average body loses at least 2 1/2 pints of water through the skin, lungs, gut and kidney. Your body must do this to eliminate toxins. Whether you are detoxing or not, you should drink about 3 pints of filtered or bottled water daily.
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Mantle cell lymphoma is a type of cancer that appears in the outer layer of the lymph nodes. Although new treatment advances have improved the success rate of this rare form of lymphoma, the long-term prognosis for the disease is still not good, according to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Depending on the severity of the injury, an ankle sprain can require from six weeks to several months to heal completely. However, by using the R.I.C.E. method right away, it is possible to minimize the damage from the sprain. Follow these steps immediately after an ankle sprain to get yourself back