Upper and Lower Limb

Peroneal Nerve Location, Injury, Causes of Pain and Palsy

Overview The peroneal nerve, also known as common fibular nerve, is one of the branches of the sciatic nerve. It is the most commonly injured nerve of the lower leg due to its location. Peroneal nerve injury and disease may arise due to various possible causes ranging from trauma, compression or infection. Apart from >> Read More ...

Deep Venous Thrombosis (Leg Vein Clot), DVT Pictures, Symptoms

The veins in the leg return oxygen-deficient blood laden with wastes back to the liver and heart for processing. There are two systems of veins in the lower leg – the superficial veins and the deep veins. The superficial veins lies just a short distance under the skin and empty into the deep veins. A common vein >> Read More ...

Varicose Veins (Bulging Leg Veins) Information and Dangers

The veins in the leg carry low-oxygen blood laden with wastes and carbon dioxide back to the heart just as do other veins in the body. However, the leg veins are a bit different in structure from veins elsewhere in the body. This is due to the fact that the blood has to return back to the heart against the force of gravity >> Read More ...

Finger Anatomy, Bones, Joints, Muscle Movements and Nerves

What are the fingers? The human finger is a flexible, long and thin extension of the hand commonly referred to as the digits. The fingers on the hands correspond to the toes of the feet. Humans have five fingers on each hand and a significant feature in humans is the opposable thumb. Apart from the flexibility of the human >> Read More ...

Thigh Pain Symptoms with Movement and Causes of Pain in Thighs

What is thigh pain? Thigh pain is any discomfort, soreness or pain in the area lying between the pelvis and knee. In most instances it is due to muscle and tendon pain, but can be associated with any disease or disorder of the ligaments, bone, joints, blood vessels or nerves in the thigh. Sometimes the problem may >> Read More ...

Knuckle Pain on Hand (Bones and Joints) Causes and Treatment

Hand Knuckles The knuckles refers to the joints of the fingers and toes and in particular to the bony bumps located by these joints. The term is more common when referring to the hand and especially to the head of the hand bones where it meets the finger bones. The hand knuckles are most prominent when the hand is clenched >> Read More ...

Elephantiasis (Elephantitis) Disease, Types, Pictures, Treatment

The lymphatic system is composed of a network of nodes and vessels throughout the body. Its main function is to drain any tissue fluid that did not pass into the bloodstream, filter out debris or invading microorganisms in this fluid and return the fluid, now known as lymph, to the bloodstream. Sometimes large substances >> Read More ...
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