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Reliability of Gait Parameters Using a Treadmill System

Reliability of Gait Parameters Using a Treadmill System

This study evaluates the measurement properties of a new instrumented treadmill system.......[Read More]
Spondyloarthritis-Related and Degenerative MRI Changes

Spondyloarthritis-Related and Degenerative MRI Changes

This article evaluates observer agreement of key MRI changes in the spine and sacroiliac joints.......[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 Tell If Your Ankle or Foot Is Broken

How to Tell If Your Ankle or Foot Is Broken

Your ankle is composed of 3 bones in the ankle joint, and each foot contains more than 2 dozen bones, according to the Mayo Clinic. When you suffer an ankle or foot injury, it can be difficult to determine whether you have a sprain or a break. Also, the severity of a break or fracture can vary. For ......[Read More]
Hip Resurfacing Advantages

Hip Resurfacing Advantages

Hip resurfacing involves the temporary repair of a very important part of the human body.hip xray image by JASON WINTER from Fotolia.comHip surgery is one of the often overlooked wonders of modern medicine. The fact that medical science has managed to make routine the repair of such a.........[Read More]
Herbal Treatment for Tendons

Herbal Treatment for Tendons

Tendinitis occurs when tendons---the flexible, fibrous tissues that attach muscles to bones---become inflamed. Certain herbs aid the process of recovery for tendinitis by reducing pain and inflammation and nourishing the tendons. Heal this condition with four main herbs: St. John's wort as an oil, w......[Read More]
How to Identify Achilles Tendinitis

How to Identify Achilles Tendinitis

The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. Overexertion of this tendon can result in inflammation - a condition known as Achilles tendinitis. Note the following symptoms of this painful condition, which can result in the formation of scar tissue in the injured area.......[Read More]
Athlete's Foot is a Misnomer

Athlete's Foot is a Misnomer

Specifically speaking, Athletes foot is a form of ringworm that lives on your skin and toenails. The itchy (sometimes cracking and peeling) symptoms of this fungal infestation can be caught from a variety of sources, but is most common around areas providing a warm and moist habitat for the fungus -......[Read More]
Archery and Shoulder Injuries

Archery and Shoulder Injuries

The major motion in archery is drawing a bow. If weak or not well-conditioned, the muscles of the rotator cuff are subject to strain and injury because they pull the string back......[Read More]
Risk Factors for Venous Thromboembolism of THA and TKA

Risk Factors for Venous Thromboembolism of THA and TKA

This review provides some insight into the potential risk factors associated with venous thromboembolism in total joint arthroplasty.......[Read More]
Foot Calluses - What Are They?

Foot Calluses - What Are They?

Foot calluses are the ugly lumps on your feet. They are also called "corns". They are made by the body as a result of rubbing and chafing of the skin for a long period of time.......[Read More]
5 Ways You Might Be Making Your Plantar Fasciitis Heel Pain Symptoms Worse

5 Ways You Might Be Making Your Plantar Fasciitis Heel Pain Symptoms Worse

Plantar fasciitis is a fairly common condition that can affect one out of ten people. Although there are many factors that can cause plantar fasciitis, the most common is stress due to overuse. The condition is felt as stabbing pain as you take the first steps out of bed in the morning.......[Read More]
Tips On: "How To Control Your Foot Odor"

Tips On: "How To Control Your Foot Odor"

Let's get straight to the point, smelly feet or foot odor is a thing you need to deal with. You may find yourself embarrassed and there is no need for such inconvenience.......[Read More]
Remedies for Strained Muscles

Remedies for Strained Muscles

Strained muscles are common for professionals, enthusiasts and the fitness conscious. Overstretching or straining of the muscle fibers leads to extreme pain and hampers movement. Most of the simplest forms of muscle strains can be cured easily within a few days. Avoiding similar muscle strains in th......[Read More]
Upper Foreleg Extensor Tendon Injuries

Upper Foreleg Extensor Tendon Injuries

Located in the feet and hands, the extensor tendons assist with straightening and bending of the hands, fingers and feet. Unfortunately, these tendons are extremely prone to injury. When an extensor tendon is severed, separated from the bone or inflamed, it can cause significant pain and a loss of f......[Read More]
How to Prevent Muscle Spasms

How to Prevent Muscle Spasms

A muscle spasm is an involuntary contraction of a muscle that may occur suddenly, usually resolves quickly and is often painful. Sometimes, muscle spasms may persist or recur. A spasm is not the same as a twitch, which is an uncontrolled fine movement of a small portion of a larger muscle that can b......[Read More]
Proper Healing of Tendinitis of the Thumb & Wrist

Proper Healing of Tendinitis of the Thumb & Wrist

Tendinitis in the wrist and thumb area is called de Quervain's tenosynovitis. This condition occurs when wrist extensor and flexor tendons become irritated from rubbing against body protuberances below the thumb. Wrist and thumb tendinitis is usually caused from overuse or repetitive motions of th......[Read More]
Describe Subluxation in the Rotator Cuff

Describe Subluxation in the Rotator Cuff

Also known as "partial dislocation," subluxation is commonly a direct result of rotator cuff weakness, injury or trauma.......[Read More]
Home Remedy and Exercise for a Herniated Disc & Exercise

Home Remedy and Exercise for a Herniated Disc & Exercise

A herniated disc causes immense pain and discomfort for the unfortunate sufferer. If the injury affects the cervical (middle to upper back) region, it can lead to back problems; if it instead affects the lumbar (lower back) region, it can also cause pain and swelling in the legs. Most doctors recomm......[Read More]