Muscles & Bones & Joints Diseases : Health & Medical
Our feet are often neglected until they are in pain or causing pain elsewhere in our bodies. Learn how taking care of our feet and the shoes can prevent us future pain literally and monetary.
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:
Treatment compliance can affect the outcome of group cognitive behavioral intervention for low back pain. Which factors may contribute to patient non-compliance?
Athlete's foot is a common fungal infection that affects many people at some time in their lives. The condition easily spreads in public places such as communal showers, locker rooms and fitness centers. Athlete's foot usually affects the spaces between your toes, but it can spread to your
This study reports on the prevalence of recurrent low back pain in Canada in recent years. What are the trends?
Hand tendonitis can occur between the thumb and wrist (de Quervain's tendonitis) or in the flexor tendons of the fingers, according to the article "Hand Tendonitis" on Arthritis-symptom.com, a repository of information from the National Institutes of Health. Hand tendonitis is usually caused by ove
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
Is a higher level of knee pain is associated with higher lateral trunk motion in patients with knee OA?
Cervical fusion is not a simple surgery to recover from. This surgery is required when a disk is ruptured or herniated in the neck and needs to be removed. As a result, the vertebra in the neck need to be fused together to make up for the missing space. This is painful, and the recovery process can
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
The authors take a look at the different factors that may influence lumbar extensor muscle strength.
Cervical dysplasia is not a cancerous condition, but a precancerous condition that is identified when you have a pap smear. If the pap smear indicates that there are abnormal cells on your cervix, you have cervical dysplasia; this condition is sometimes associated with the appearance of genital war
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