Upper and Lower Limb

Writer’s Cramp (Chronic Hand Problem with Writing)

What is writer’s cramp? Writer’s cramp is a common term for an abnormal muscle tone in the hand muscles as a result of certain tasks like writing. The more correct medical term is mogigraphia and the common term ‘writer’s cramp’ should not detract from the fact that this condition, or similar >> Read More ...

Restless Leg Syndrome (Constant Urge to Move Legs)

Moving the position of your legs is a normal habit when one is sitting for long periods, or even when standing. In fact it helps with blood circulation in the legs and feet when stationary or we may find that our legs ‘fall asleep’ so to speak. However, there is certain disorders where leg movements are >> Read More ...

Hand Pain, Causes of Pain in the Palm and Back of Hand

The hand is made up of numerous structures that control its various functions. Pain in any part, either the palm or back of the hand, can occur due to conditions affecting any of these structures and can lead to impairment of normal hand functions. Commonly, hand pain occurs due to injury, inflammation, infection, overuse, >> Read More ...

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 ...
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