Muscles & Bones & Joints Diseases : Health & Medical

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What Can Cause Severe Pain in the Hip Joints?

What Can Cause Severe Pain in the Hip Joints?

The hip joints are susceptible to developing a variety of diseases and conditions that can cause severe pain and restrictions in function. These problems range from soft tissue problems in and around the hip joint to musculoskeletal abnormalities affecting the hip bones themselves.......[Read More]
Spinal Fracture: Cement No Better Than Sham

Spinal Fracture: Cement No Better Than Sham

A popular treatment for painful spinal compression fractures works no better than sham therapy in patients with osteoporosis, according to two new studies published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.......[Read More]
Simple and Effective Tips in Removing Corns

Simple and Effective Tips in Removing Corns

Removing corns need not be complicated and expensive. This article provides tips and ideas on how to easily remove corns and prevent them from coming back.......[Read More]
How to Heal Osteopenia

How to Heal Osteopenia

Osteopenia occurs when someone has a low bone density, but has not quite reached a density low enough for osteoporosis. It is not a serious disease, but it puts you at a greater risk for osteoporosis as you get older. Osteopenia may not even mean that you have bone loss, just low bone density. Contr......[Read More]
How to Relieve Pain From a Dislocated Hip

How to Relieve Pain From a Dislocated Hip

Dislocating your hip or any other joint in your body can be a painful experience. You need to seek medical attention for a hip dislocation so your bones can be put back in their normal positions. A dislocated hip takes longer to heal than other joints, and you might need several months to recover fu......[Read More]
Herniated Disc Remedies

Herniated Disc Remedies

The cartilage that surrounds a spinal disc sometimes pushes out through a tear and enters the spine, irritating spinal nerves. This irritation causes back pain that can be debilitating. Fortunately, with care, the herniated disc will eventually heal on its own. Until the disc heals, the only real co......[Read More]
Two Studies Suggest Statins Have a Role in Osteoporosis Prevention

Two Studies Suggest Statins Have a Role in Osteoporosis Prevention

More than 10 million Americans, mostly postmenopausal women, have the bone-wasting disease called osteoporosis, but soon doctors may have new drugs to both treat and prevent the disease and -- as a bonus -- the treatment will also reduce the risk of heart attack.......[Read More]
Complications of Total Knee Replacements

Complications of Total Knee Replacements

Knee replacement surgery is an ordeal. Although in most cases the surgery is hugely successful, there are some problems to look out for. Knowing what they are can help patients who are recovering from this surgery.......[Read More]
Decision Aid for Patients Considering TKA

Decision Aid for Patients Considering TKA

A patient decision aid may improve the decision making process for those considering TKA.......[Read More]
Joint Pain - Orthotics

Joint Pain - Orthotics

Joint pain can result from many different conditions including arthritis, sprains, and misalignment. Often, joint pain results from poor foot arch function due to misalignment of the foot. Prevention and relief can usually be found simply by using good quality Orthotic Arch Support Insoles.......[Read More]
How to Carry an Injured Person by Yourself During First Aid

How to Carry an Injured Person by Yourself During First Aid

If someone is injured and needs to be moved fast, and if you don't suspect a spinal injury (see "How to Rule out a Spinal Cord Injury"), use the following technique to carry the injured person.......[Read More]
Five Functions of the Human Skeletal System

Five Functions of the Human Skeletal System

The human skeletal system is comprised of about 206 separate bones plus associated cartilage, tendons and ligaments. This system takes up 20 percent of the body's total weight. Bones are formed from much softer cartilage as we mature from infants to adults. The skeletal system, a living.........[Read More]
Joint & Muscle Pain Symptoms With Heat & Humidity

Joint & Muscle Pain Symptoms With Heat & Humidity

Anyone suffering from joint and muscle pain is apt to tell you he can predict the weather based on how badly he is aching and the stiffness and pain coming from his joints. This is not a fallacy. Heat and humidity, cold weather and changes in barometric pressure, affect a person’s joints and m......[Read More]
Living With Osteoporosis - prevention videos

Living With Osteoporosis - prevention videos

With exercise and leading a healthy lifestyle, one woman strives to combat her family history of Osteoporosis.......[Read More]
How to Treat Leg Ulcers

How to Treat Leg Ulcers

Leg ulcers are sores or wounds that either do not heal, or keep coming back. They may be caused by poor circulation, diabetes, kidney failure, infection and pressure from lying in the same position for long periods of time. Leg ulcers can be difficult to treat, but they can be managed. You need to ......[Read More]
Nonunion, Reoperation Predictors in Tibia Fracture Patients

Nonunion, Reoperation Predictors in Tibia Fracture Patients

Which characteristics are predictive of nonunion and need for reoperation in patients with tibial shaft fractures?......[Read More]
What Is the Palmaris Longus Tendon?

What Is the Palmaris Longus Tendon?

The palmaris longus muscle is a small tendon associated with flexing the wrist. Not everyone has the muscle -- it is absent in some 15 percent or so of the population -- but lack of the muscle does not appear to affect hand grip or wrist flexibility.......[Read More]
Natural Remedy for High Uric Acid

Natural Remedy for High Uric Acid

High levels of uric acid in the body cause conditions from gout to kidney trouble. Treatment for high uric acid levels can include medications that have side effects and can be costly. Treatment can also include lifestyle changes such as abstaining from alcohol, eating a special diet and maintaining......[Read More]
How to Recover From Spine Surgery

How to Recover From Spine Surgery

If you are suffering from a condition requiring spinal surgery, such as a severely herniated disc, degeneration or stenosis, you are looking for the surgery to restore movement and strength to your back. Some surgery is more invasive than others and requires a longer recovery period, but all spine s......[Read More]
Exercise vs Decompressive Surgery for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Exercise vs Decompressive Surgery for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

How does land based exercise compare to decompressive surgery in the management of lumbar spinal stenosis?......[Read More]