Bones, Joints, Muscles and Connective Tissue Diseases

Supraspinatus Tendon – Tendinitis, Tendinosis and Tear

This article explains terms: the supraspinatus tendon, tendon inflammation (supraspinatus tendinitis), degeneration (tendinosis) and tear. What Is Supraspinatus Tendon? The supraspinatus tendon attaches the supraspinatus muscle, which arise from the shoulder blade, to the head of the arm bone at the shoulder joint. >> Read More ...

Supraspinatus Tendinopathy

Supraspinatus tendinopathy is a collective name for various disorders of supraspinatus tendon Supraspinatus tendinitis, an acute inflammation of the tendon due to friction of the tendon against the shoulder bones during repetitive shoulder use, especially in overhead work (swimming, painting, tennis). Supraspinatus >> Read More ...

Torn Rotator Cuff Muscles and Impingement Syndrome

What Is Rotator Cuff ? The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that encircle the shoulder joint. It provides a flexible support to the bones that form the shoulder joint (arm bone, scapula and clavicle) , without restricting shoulder range of motion in any way. They are four muscles, namely subscapularis, >> Read More ...

Leg Joint Pain

Joint pain in the legs can make walking and standing difficult, often contributing to a change in gait. The pressure of supporting the upper body weight when suffering with a joint disorder can aggravate joint pain and swelling and it is important to seek appropriate treatment or it can hamper daily functioning. The knee >> Read More ...

Leg Pain in Children

Leg pain is a common symptom in children and in most cases it is not an indication of any serious cause. However, persistent or severe pain should not be ignored as there may some underlying pathology that requires medical attention. As with most childhood complaints, leg pain should be monitored to verify if it is a means >> Read More ...

Causes of Right, Left Leg and Foot Pain

The lower limb extends from the hip joint to the toe and can be divided into the : Thigh – between the hip and knee. Leg – between the knee and ankle. Foot – beyond (distal) the ankle. Often the entire lower limb is referred to as the leg. The lower limb’s main function is to propel the body when >> Read More ...

Swollen Knee – Causes and Treatment

Introduction to Swollen Knees A swollen knee joint (Picture 1) is a common symptom arising either from knee or other disorders. Knee swelling can originate from almost any structure forming the joint, like ligaments, synovial membrane, bursae, etc., or from fluid accumulating within the knee, such as blood or pus. A >> Read More ...

Why Frozen Shoulder Exercises ?

What Is a Frozen Shoulder Syndrome? Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis (Latin adhere = to stick; capsulitis = inflammation of the (shoulder) capsule) is a condition causing pain and stiffness of the shoulder joint leading to profound disability and discomfort. This is a chronic condition, frequently associated with >> Read More ...

Achilles Tendon Pain – Causes and Treatment

Tendo-Achilles Pain The Achilles tendon is a strong tendon located at the back of the foot (Picture 1). Pain in this region is often seen in the 3rd – 5th decade of life and though very common, it is often not treated properly and therefore causing constant problems. Achilles Tendon Anatomy The Achilles tendon or, >> Read More ...
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