Muscles & Bones & Joints Diseases : Health & Medical
In the event of an Achilles tear, it is necessary to support the tendon to facilitate proper healing. Wrapping the tendon with medical tape will keep the tendon in the proper position and reduce the chances for re-aggravation. Below are steps you can take to properly stabilize the Achilles tendon.
Bone mineral density (BMD) tests--or bone mass tests--are measurements of the relative strength and integrity of certain bones in the body that are susceptible to the effects of the bone-weakening condition called osteoporosis.
The feet are perhaps among the most abused parts of the body as most of the tasks they do require stress. Walking, running, jumping, and doing physical activities impact your precious feet and sometimes, you feel certain pains that will hinder you from functioning properly. Without knowing the foot
Our feet are often neglected because they are hidden away in shoes and socks most of the time. Many of us are guilty of ignoring foot pain and discomfort and refusing to seek treatment for a Podiatrist or Chiropodist. If you want to keep your feet looking and feeling their best, here are a few tips:
Knee pain is one of the most common complaints that orthopedic doctors encounter, especially in the case of the elderly or the extremely active. In some cases, where the knee joint has degenerated to the point where bone is scraping on bone and there is no relief from any other medical or non-medic
Treatment compliance can affect the outcome of group cognitive behavioral intervention for low back pain. Which factors may contribute to patient non-compliance?
Homeopathy offers a variety of solutions in the treatment of joint pain and stiffness. There are a few primary producers for homeopathic joint medicines, and they each provide a proprietary blends of ingredients. Homeopathic joint medications are manufactured as pills, tablets, tinctures, creams and
Neck cramps are common and can be very painful. It may be difficult to determine the cause of a cramp, but it's often a result of poor posture when sitting at the computer or sleeping with the neck improperly supported. Getting rid of a neck cramp may take some time -- occasionally up to several day
Abdominal muscle strains are not reserved solely for athletes. Anyone can suffer an abdominal strain. The pain and discomfort suffered from a strain can be debilitating, making everyday activities difficult. Treatment for abdominal strains is similar to any other strain remedy. Follow a few simple s
Is a higher level of knee pain is associated with higher lateral trunk motion in patients with knee OA?
In the lower leg, three muscles that make up the "'peroneals." They are the peroneus longus, brevis and tertius muscles. When one or more of these muscles, their tendons or the sheath that keeps the tendons in place becomes injured, surgery may be required to fix the problem. Surgery is generally th
Is the six-minute walk test a reliable measure of functional mobility after TKA?
The authors take a look at the different factors that may influence lumbar extensor muscle strength.
Knee Replacement SurgeryKnee replacement surgery, or a knee arthroplasty, relieves pain and repairs damage to a diseased knee joint. Mayo Clinic staff describes the surgical process. Surgeons cut damaged bones and cartilage out of your thighbone, shinbone and kneecap. They replace damaged...
You can lift a bunch of weights and still not see the muscle building results you are looking for. A balanced diet is a crucial part of building muscle, because ideal muscle growth depends on a body that is full of the right nutrients. These are some of the most protein- and carbohydrate-rich foods
Pregnancy is an exciting time in a woman's life. It does however, come with some challenges. For many women, leg cramps--sometimes referred to as "Charley horses"--can effect sleep, cause significant pain and interfere with the anticipation and excitement a new mom feels. Leg cramps are typically mo