Bones, Joints, Muscles and Connective Tissue Diseases

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 ...

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 ...

Slipped Disc (Spine Back Problem) – Causes and Symptoms

The human spine is made up of several different components other than just the vertebrae (bones) and spinal cord. Small muscles, ligaments and spongy discs allow for the strength and flexibility of the spine. The spinal cord is indeed important but the other parts of the spine also play a very important role in movement of >> Read More ...

How To Prevent And Ease Knee Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, and mainly affects older people. It can start from as young as 30 years but most of us do not experience any symptoms until after the age of 50. Osteoarthritis is largely unpreventable. By the 65 years of age, 90% of people will have at least some evidence of >> Read More ...

How To Protect And Strengthen Weak Ankles

Weak ankles is a common term that many people use to refer to ankle pain, ankle instability and repeated ankle sprains. It is not always a problem with the strength of the ankle joint as much as a strain by walking incorrectly or using improper footwear. However, for some people the ankles may in fact be “weak” >> Read More ...
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