Muscles & Bones & Joints Diseases : Health & Medical

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How to Assess Range of Motion

How to Assess Range of Motion

Assessing range of motion is measuring the movement of the joints in the body during flexion or extension. Assessment is done in order to gauge how functional the movement in a joint is. Injuries such as breaks or spinal cord damage, diseases like arthritis, infections and severe burns are examples ......[Read More]
Bone Density

Bone Density

A bone mineral density (BMD) test measures the mineral density (such as calcium) in your bones using a special X-ray, computed tomography (CT) scan, or ultrasound.......[Read More]
Comparing Different Systems for High Tibial Osteotomies

Comparing Different Systems for High Tibial Osteotomies

The authors compare different systems for high tibial osteotomy. Is one superior to the other?......[Read More]
Risk Factors of a Herniated Disc

Risk Factors of a Herniated Disc

A herniated disk is a medical condition that occurs when an inner layer of cartilage pushes the outer layer into the spinal canal. This condition is often called a slipped disk, or ruptured disk, and can be extremely painful.......[Read More]
Stability of CPM in Two Musculoskeletal Pain Models

Stability of CPM in Two Musculoskeletal Pain Models

Are shoulder pain intensity and gender factors that can influence conditioned pain modulation stability? This study reports the findings from two different musculoskeletal pain models.......[Read More]
Supplements for a Knee Injury

Supplements for a Knee Injury

Handful of Supplementspills 2 (path included) image by samantha grandy from Fotolia.comA knee injury can be painful and frustrating to those that suffer from one. It is easy to injure your knee in every day life. Knee injuries are also common among runners and professional athletes, such.........[Read More]
Magnesium & Water Retention

Magnesium & Water Retention

Water retention, also known as bloating, swelling and edema, occurs when the body accumulates excess fluids. Magnesium, a mineral responsible for several vital functions in the body, may also help alleviate water retention associated with premenstrual syndrome (PMS).......[Read More]
Choice of Surgical Treatments for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Choice of Surgical Treatments for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

This review examines the main points for or against various surgical treatment modalities for lumbar spinal stenosis.......[Read More]
Validating an Advanced Practice Physiotherapy Model of Care

Validating an Advanced Practice Physiotherapy Model of Care

How does patient assessment by physiotherapists in advanced practice roles compare with that of orthopaedic surgeons?......[Read More]
A Tutorial: Linux Cell SPU

A Tutorial: Linux Cell SPU

The Cell Broadband Processor is composed of multiple Synergistic Processing Units, or SPU’s. Each SPU has a dedicated memory and processor. The Linux kernel can run on the Cell Broadband Processor’s Power PC Processing Element, or PPE, and each SPU can be accessed through a virtual file ......[Read More]
How To Find Health Information on the Internet

How To Find Health Information on the Internet

Finding health information on the Internet can be a difficult task. So where should you start. Look through these tips to find suggestions on how to find good, reliable health information online.......[Read More]
Osteoporosis Health Center News and Features Page

Osteoporosis Health Center News and Features Page

Find special feature stories and news on Osteoporosis Health at WebMD......[Read More]
How to Populate a Cell After a Drop-Down Selection

How to Populate a Cell After a Drop-Down Selection

Populating a Microsoft Excel cell after a drop-down selection using a "ComboBox" control can make your Excel application more dynamic. You can create user interfaces with controls such as combo boxes in Excel. Users can select items from the controls and you can program the item selected to populate......[Read More]
Why Do My Joints Ache When the Weather Changes?

Why Do My Joints Ache When the Weather Changes?

"There's a storm brewing. I can feel it in my bones." How often have you heard someone say something similar? There are people with arthritis who swear they can predict the weather based solely on how their joints feel. Is this just an old wives' tale, or is there any scientific basis to this belief......[Read More]
Hair Pulling & Treatment

Hair Pulling & Treatment

Trichotillomania, or compulsive hair pulling, is the urge to pull out your own hair. This includes eyelashes, brows, and anywhere else you find body hair, including the hair on your head. While plucking is usually done by hand it is not uncommon for people use tweezers or brushes to remove hair.......[Read More]
How to Alleviate Stomach Muscle Cramps

How to Alleviate Stomach Muscle Cramps

You've just finished an enjoyable meal, when your stomach clenches uncomfortably. Muscle cramping is the sensation of a muscle 'locking' in a very contracted position, restricting movement and causing pain. Stomach cramping can be especially difficult to deal with, as nearly all of our movements in......[Read More]
How to Get Rid of Fluid on Knee

How to Get Rid of Fluid on Knee

If you have excess fluid around your knee joint, you may experience stiffness, bruising and pain when you place weight on the knee. In addition, you've probably noticed that your affected knee appears larger or puffier than your other knee. The excess fluid on the knee can be the result of trauma su......[Read More]
How To Put On Shoulder Pads

How To Put On Shoulder Pads

Football shoulder pads are mandatory protective equipment required by many organizations and leagues. Made of high-impact plastic, shoulder pads feature multiple pieces that are connected to provide freedom of movement while at the same time reducing the potential for injury. It is necessary to prop......[Read More]
Vestibular Ocular Reflex Exercises

Vestibular Ocular Reflex Exercises

Yoga and Tai Chi can help with retraining someone's balance.yoga 12 image by pdesign from Fotolia.comVestibular rehabilitation, or re-training someone to keep his balance, uses exercises to improve balance. If you suffer dizziness or vertigo from a disorder or after an injury, these.........[Read More]