Musculoskeletal Disorders

Spinal stenosis surgery

Spinal stenosis is a medical condition involving the spine: the spinal canal narrows and compresses the nerves and spinal cord. Needless to say, this can be quite painful. There are different causes for this condition, namely aging, spinal disc herniation, osteoporosis, or a tumor. Any of the three parts of the spine—cervical, thoracic, or lumbar—can […]

Osteoarthritis symptoms

Osteoarthritis refers to degenerative arthritis. It is a condition that results from the continuous deterioration and depletion of cartilage in various bodily joints. The cartilage within the joints is made up of proteins that are used to protect bones and joints from getting damaged. More than twenty million individuals in the United States alone are […]

Costochondritis pain relief

Costochondritis is a condition that involves inflammation of the ribs or the cartilage that connects the ribs. It is a very painful medical condition that is harmless in nature and often goes away on its own without any advanced medical treatment. Many patients however, experience very painful episodes that require treatment in order for them […]

Hyperextended knee treatment

A hyperextended knee is a relatively common knee injury amongst various athletes. It is especially common in gymnasts and basketball players. A hyperextended knee injury can be even more severe in individuals that got it as a result of an auto accident as there is even more pressure put on the knee. What is a […]

Osteoporosis prevention

Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bone tissue throughout the body begins to thin and bone density is lost over a period of time. There are no symptoms of osteoporosis during the earliest stages of the disease. Symptoms of the disease in its later stages can include fractures that occur very easily, loss of […]

Spondylosis treatment

Those who have spondylosis which is a condition that affects the spine, will need to find as many different treatments as possible in order to increase their chances of healing and relieving painful symptoms which can be associated with this condition. Although most of the time it is older people who have this problem, there […]

Duchenne muscular dystrophy symptoms

Duchenne muscular dystrophy comes with all of its own characteristic symptoms and is part of a larger series of muscular dystrophy conditions which affect millions of people all over the world. The main difference between this particular condition and other dystrophies is the specific part of the muscle which is affected as well as the […]

How to prevent gout

Gout is a very painful type of arthritis, or joint inflammation; it occurs when uric acid builds up in the body, and tiny crystals get deposited in various tissues, but particularly in the joints. It can be either acute or chronic. Acute gout affects only a single joint; chronic gout refers to repeated episodes of […]

Kyphosis, lordosis and scoliosis

Kyphosis, lordosis and scoliosis are three different words that are used to describe three kinds of deformities or abnormalities in curvature of the spine. There are presently over seven million people in the United States that have one of these abnormal curvatures of the spine. These abnormal curvatures can be a congenital defect or they […]

Scleroderma treatment

As an autoimmune disease of the connective tissue (fibers that provide the framework and support for the body), scleroderma involves the tightening and hardening of the skin in certain areas. It is classified as an autoimmune disease because a certain trigger will activate the immune system to cause injury to tissues that result in an […]

Costochondritis symptoms

Costochondritis is a condition where the cartilage between the ribs and breastbone become inflamed. This is an extremely painful condition that can be confused with a heart attack since the pain is most severe at the breastbone where the cartilage and ribs join together. Any time you have pain in the chest you should see […]

Hand pain causes

Work never leaves us. If we consider living away from our work place and plan to stay in a place where people would not disturb us, we just can’t avoid work saying “I don’t want to do that”. Our organs need to work anyhow; physically or mentally. Even while we are doing mental work, our […]

Scapulothoracic bursitis

Scapulothoracic bursitis can mimic other problems. It can be very hard to diagnose and may only be found after other diagnosis have been ruled out. True scapulothoracic bursitis is caused by an abnormal growth or lesion that is located between the scapula and the rib cage. The scapulothoracic joint is located where the scapula or […]

Osteomalacia symptoms

Osteomalacia is a condition where there is softening of the bones which is caused by defective bone mineralization. In children this condition is called rickets. Adults can get a milder form of this disease, called osteomalacia. Vitamin D deficiency due to lack of sunlight exposure is the most common cause of osteomalacia and rickets. It […]

Polymyositis symptoms

The symptoms of polymyositis tend to gradually appear over a period of time and therefore it can be extremely difficult to pinpoint exactly when they started. You may also find that your symptoms tend to fluctuate from week to week. The most common symptom of polymyositis is a progressive weakness in the muscles. The muscles […]

Polymyositis treatment

Polymyositis is a disease which causes the muscles to become weak and inflamed. This disease usually affects the elderly but in some rare cases can also be found in the very young. This condition is more common in women than in men. People who have Polymyositis usually experience a general muscle weakness and fatigue in […]

Psoriatic arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis is a type of arthritis that affects those with the skin condition, psoriasis. In fact, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation, up to 30% of psoriasis sufferers will end up with psoriatic arthritis. The disease can develop at any time, even when actual skin lesions haven’t yet been seen, but it’s more common […]

Osteoporosis treatment

Osteoporosis is a condition of bone loss and is dreadful disease that causes many elderly people to suffer from broken bones and fractures of the vertebrae. It also causes one’s height to diminish as they grow older. If not properly treated, this disease can lead to the individual’s loss of independence and a remaining lifetime […]

Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can best be described as an autoimmune disease. That is, it is a disease or illness that occurs when the tissues of the body are inadvertently attacked by its own immune system. Rheumatoid arthritis will cause a chronic inflammation of the joints, the tissues that surround the joints, and also certain organs […]


Dermatomyositis (DM) is rare autoimmune disease of the muscles that is characterized by muscle weakness, a rash and inflammation of the muscles. It is listed among a category of diseases called myopathies. Dermatomyositis causes the muscles to shrink due to a lack of blood flow. This disease is found in children between the ages of […]

Idiopathic scoliosis

According to the National Scoliosis Foundation, everyone’s spine is curved if it is looked at from the side. However, if it’s viewed from the front, it should be straight. In certain people, the spine is deformed enough to need medical treatment. In this article, we will discuss the various forms of scoliosis, especially idiopathic scoliosis. […]

Scleroderma symptoms

Scleroderma is a group of progressive diseases involving tightening of the skin and the fibers that provide the framework for the body. Localized scleroderma only affects the skin on the body. Systemic scleroderma affects the skin as well as the internal organs. Scleroderma is a very rare disease, affecting approximately only 250 out of one […]

Osteomyelitis treatment

Osteomyelitis is a condition where a bone gets infected after staph bacteria or fungal organism travels through the blood and attaches to bone. Ostemyelitis quite often happens after a minor or major fracture to a bone. People with HIV and Diabetes and those who have immuno suppressing diseases are more at risk for developing this […]

Piriformis syndrome

Piriformis syndrome arises many controversial opinions: some experts believe it doesn’t exist, while others are all for diagnosing and treating it. For the purposes of this article, we will assume that it is a real condition. Piriformis syndrome is a neuromuscular disorder that occurs when the sciatic nerve is compressed or irritated by the piriformis […]

Bursitis treatment

When you picture your skeleton, you probably see in your mind’s eye a version of the hanging bones in a scientist’s office or on a movie. While this may be an anatomically correct idea of your skeleton, there are still a lot of pieces missing from the actual picture. If your skeleton actually looked like […]

Scoliosis surgery

No matter how hard you work on your posture, you will never have a perfectly straight back. Your back is supported by your spine, a naturally curvy system of vertebrae, discs, nerves and joints. It is necessary for your spine to have some curvatures to accommodate your neck, lower back, chest and hips. When you […]

Rheumatoid arthritis diet

There is a diet for everything: low carbohydrate, high fat, high protein, the cabbage soup diet, the grapefruit diet, and more. Ask any doctor, and he or she will probably tell you that there are certain foods that will further irritate a condition called rheumatoid arthritis (inflammation of the joins and surrounding tissues). So the […]

Natural osteoporosis treatment

Osteoporosis can best be described as a disease in which your bones become weaker. Unfortunately, if left untreated, osteoporosis can eventually progress to fractures or broken bones. Fractures most commonly occur in the hip, spine and wrist. There have been numerous scientific and medical studies into osteoporosis and a positive link has been proven between […]

Fibromyalgia relief

Fibromyalgia is now the accepted name for a condition that used to be known as musculoskeletal pain syndrome. The name may be updated but the diagnosis still remains a controversial one as there are still those in the medical community who discount the validity of the condition. The controversy arises over the non-specific nature of […]

Osteomyelitis symptoms

Osteomyelitis sounds pretty serious, and in fact, back in the day, it was seen as an incurable condition; fortunately, with all the technology available today, the condition can be successfully treated. While the word is very large and hard to say, it is only a medical term for an infection in the bone. There are […]