Bones, Joints, Muscles and Connective Tissue Diseases

Signs of Gout and How To Relieve Gout

Gout affects over 8 million Americans and 1 in 5 sufferers have a family history of gout. Almost 2 million gout sufferers use medication for the condition and the condition is becoming more common in the United States, which is partly attributed to an aging population and rising obesity rates. However, gout is not just an >> Read More ...

Pregnancy Arthritis – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Pregnancy is not a disease but the changes that occur in the body can sometimes worsen existing conditions or even trigger new illnesses. Sometimes these conditions are short-lived and will resolve after childbirth. At other times conditions that start in pregnancy may persist for life. Joint inflammation, more commonly >> Read More ...

Abdominal Muscle Pain, Strain and Spasm (Cramps)

Abdominal pain is one of the most common complaints seen by doctors, and we all experience it at some point in life. For some people it is a regular occurrence and can affect their quality of life. Most of the time we tend to think that the pain is arising from the organs within the abdominal cavity. However, abdominal >> Read More ...

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 ...
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