Bones, Joints, Muscles and Connective Tissue Diseases

Knee Stiffness – Causes of Stiff Knee with Other Symptoms

The knee, like any joint, has a certain degree of flexibility and this is known as the range of motion. Movement is usually easy and smooth but limited to the range of motion which varies from joint to joint. When this movement is difficult, abnormally limited and requires greater force than normally would be expected then >> Read More ...

Scapula Pain, Causes of Pain in the Shoulder Blade

The shoulder is where three bones meet – the humerus of the forearm, the clavicle (collarbone) and the scapula (shoulder blade). Pain in one of these bones does not always lead to shoulder pain as we know it. A fracture in the scapula for example can cause what is described as upper back pain, depending on which part >> Read More ...

Lower Jaw Pain (Mandible) Causes and Other Symptoms

Jaw pain is not uncommon and we all experience it a few times in life. In most instances it is related to dental problems like tooth decay or a broken tooth, and every now and then it may occur with a blow to the face. However, sometimes the problem can be much more serious like with jaw pain that occurs in heart attacks. >> Read More ...

Causes of Clicking Knees (Grating, Popping & Cracking Sounds)

Popping, cracking or clicking of the joints is not usually a cause for concern, provided that it does not occur all the time and it is not accompanied by symptoms like pain and swelling. However, it still maybe a sign of a problem that is not as yet clearly apparent. In these instances, clicking of a joint may be an early >> Read More ...

Rheumatoid Arthritis Warning Signs and Early Symptoms

Arthritis refers to any joint condition where there is inflammation. This results in joint pain, swelling, redness of the overlying skin and stiffness. But arthritis is not a single condition as many people tend to think. It is actually a group of conditions, the most common being osteoarthritis. Despite the name >> Read More ...
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