Bones, Joints, Muscles and Connective Tissue Diseases

6 Signs That Your Joint Cartilage Is Worn Or Gone

Joint problems become more common as we get older. It is not necessarily a natural part of aging. Some joint problems are diseases that afflict only a few people and could be prevented at times. If you suspect that your joints are getting worn out with age, then you should keep an eye on the signs of joint wear and tear.  >> Read More ...

6 Tips To Prevent Gout With Diet And Lifestyle

Gout attacks are painful and needs medical treatment to reduce the pain, swelling and redness. However, when the symptoms of the attack passes, it does not mean that you no longer have gout. Many people make this mistake. Gout is a chronic condition and often remains asymptomatic (without symptoms) for long periods of time >> Read More ...

Tips for Joint Relief and to Reduce Strain on the Joints

The bones and joints of the body are constantly under strain, particularly when a person is moving or use the limbs. Fortunately the different types of joints in the body have the ability to bear the constant strain within certain limits. The joints are the meeting points between two bones that allow for movement of the >> Read More ...

How to Ease a Stiff Neck

The neck is one of the most flexible parts of the human body allowing the head to move in many directions. It is highly muscular part of the body with only the vertebrae at the back providing stability. When the neck flexibility decreases, we often call it a stiff neck. Usually there is pain which worsens with moving the >> Read More ...

Reactive Arthritis (ReA) or Reiter Syndrome

What is reactive arthritis? Reactive arthritis is a condition of the joints that arises with gastrointestinal or genitourinary infections. It may also involve the skin and eyes. These manifestations at the joint, skin or eyes are not due an infection at these sites. Instead it is an immune response associated with an >> Read More ...

Osteopetrosis (Stone Bones, Marble Bone Disease)

Definition Osteopetrosis is a group of disorders where bone resorption is impaired and the bones become denser than normal but are prone to fractures. It is also known as stone bone, marble bone disease and Albers-Schonberg disease. It should not be confused with osteoporosis, a more common condition where there is loss of >> Read More ...

Discitis (Spinal Disc Infection)

Definition Discitis, also spelled as diskitis, is a condition where the spaces between the spinal bones (vertebrae) becomes irritated and inflamed. There are spongy discs known as the intervertebral (IV) discs in the space between the vertebrae which assist with spinal flexibility and firmness and acts as a shock absorber. >> Read More ...

Hip Osteonecrosis (Femoral Head Bone Death)

Definition Hip osteonecrosis  is a condition where there is death of the bone that comprises the hip joint. The injury and subsequent death of bone tissue is due to a disruption in the blood supply to the bone. Therefore it is also known as avascular necrosis of the hip. Since the bone death is not due to an infection, >> Read More ...

Calcific Tendonitis (Rotator Cuff Tendons of the Shoulder)

What is calcific tendonitis? Calcific tendonitis, or calcifying tendonitis, is a condition where calcium deposits form in the tendons of the rotator cuff muscles. These muscles are commonly referred to as the shoulder muscles. Calcific tendonitis can affect any tendon in the body but it is the rotator cuff tendons that are >> Read More ...

Pseudogout and Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease

What is pseudogout? Pseudogout is a joint condition where calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystals are deposited in and around the joints. It is known as pseudogout because it is similar to the more common crystal-induced arthritis known as gout, where urate crystals accumulate in the joints. Comparatively, pseudogout is >> Read More ...
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