Bones, Joints, Muscles and Connective Tissue Diseases

Persistent Low Back Pain Causes in Men and Women

Low back pain is a common problem in adults. While it may be expected after a fall, during pregnancy or with the strain of lifting a heavy object, chronic low back pain should be investigated more intensively. Two-thirds of American adults will experience low back pain in life and it remains the second most common reason >> Read More ...

Ways To Slow Down Bone Loss As You Get Older

Osteoporosis is not an inevitability for every person as they get older. Age does lead to a loss in bone density that makes your bones less strong even though it is not as brittle as in osteoporosis. There are several reasons why bone loss occurs with age. A less active lifestyle, changes in diet and the effects of certain >> Read More ...

6 Tips for Healthy Joints in Young and Senior Adults

Joint problems are one of the major musculoskeletal conditions that affect the elderly. But often it starts from earlier in life, around middle age and sometimes as early as adolescence. There are several joint problems that afflict adults. Some may be unavoidable and related to genetic factors, like rheumatoid arthritis. >> Read More ...

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 ...
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