Bones, Joints, Muscles and Connective Tissue Diseases

Torn Knee Cartilage

A torn cartilage at the knee joint is commonly seen after a twisting injury. This generally occurs in athletic activities or road accidents. The ‘cartilage’ referred to in this colloquial term, is not the articular cartilage, which normally covers the ends of bones in a joint. It refers to a specialized >> Read More ...

Septic Arthritis – Causes and Treatment

Septic arthritis is an infection of a joint, which if not treated promptly can lead to irreparable damage to the joint surfaces. This condition is mainly seen in children, sometimes after a trivial fall or injury. Under normal conditions, it is very unlikely for an infection to reach a joint. This is because of the joint >> Read More ...

Types of Arthritis

The term ‘arthritis‘ (Latin arthros = joint, itis = inflammation) means inflammation of a joint. For ages, we have always linked arthritis to old age. Though an elderly person is more likely to get arthritis, after the years of wear and tear in the joint. However, certain people are predisposed to get arthritis >> Read More ...

Leg Weakness – Causes and Treatment

Leg weakness is a serious symptom which is commonly ignored by many people. Leg weakness is highly based on ones own perception, so many people may not even realize that they have leg weakness. However, for practical purposes it is the first sign of paralysis because of nerve compression in the lower back. Leg weakness is >> Read More ...

Neck

Neck Overview The human neck is much more than just a connection between the chest and the head. A major part of the neck supports the important connections between the head and the rest of the body, like the blood vessels, nerves, the breathing tube (trachea) and the food tube (esophagus). Apart from this, the neck >> Read More ...

Femoral Neck

Femoral neck is the region connecting the shaft of the thigh bone (femur) to its rounded head, which fits into the hip joint (Picture 1). The femoral neck is potentially weak, because of its relatively smaller cross-sectional area and spongy bone tissue (cancellous bone). It is a part of the weight-bearing axis, which >> Read More ...

Lip Twitching

Lip twitching can be a rather disturbing symptom for some even though in most cases the cause behind it may not be serious. Most cases of a twitching lip may be due to stress, fatigue, emotion, excessive caffeine intake (drinking large amounts of coffee or caffeinated soft drinks), or some deficiency in the diet such as >> Read More ...

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 ...
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