Proper balance, foot and gait patterns and exercises can decrease your chance for ankle sprains. You don't have to have chronic ankle problems. Take care of your muscles and tendons naturally and prevent hurting yourself!
Reiter's syndrome, or reactive arthritis, is a medical condition that causes pain and swelling in the joints as well as inflammation of the eyes and urethra. Hip pain may occur if urethral inflammation or swelling of the hip joints occurs.
Dr. Lee comments on an intriguing new study that looks at the influence of disc shape on the pathway of intervertebral disc herniations.
There are many different causes for foot pains - they can arise from repetitive sports or training related injuries, as well as disease or other form of trauma. Quite often the cause is a mix of all of these and also includes wearing incorrect fitting shoes, and poor stance putting strain on the fee
Sciatica is the medical definition of a condition that involves the pinching of the sciatic nerve, which may be caused by a variety of conditions. The sciatic nerve runs from the spine, down the lower back (lumbar area), the buttocks and down the back of one or both legs. Sciatica can affect both ch
The unhappy triad is the trio of knee injuries to the ACL, MCL and meniscus. Treatment of an unhappy triad injury will likely require surgery.
Several situations can cause toenail discoloration such as toe trauma, excessive use of dark colored nail polish, and colored foot decorations. Bacterial infections and fungi can cause toenail discoloration as well. Severe underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, circulation problems, or live
Pain in the hands, wrists and thumbs can all be brought on by many factors. Engaging in physical activity, living in certain environments, age and overall health are all factors that can contribute to pain in the hands, wrists and thumbs.
Individuals with knee pain are sometimes given hydrocortisone shots to relieve inflammation, pain and stiffness. Corticosteroid medications, which include hydrocortisone as well as prednisone and cortisone, work quite well in reducing knee pain, but there are risks associated with hydrocortisone use
Though our feet have to carry our body weight throughout our lives, it is usually the most neglected part of the body. As it undergoes so much stress and strain, it is important that you give it the care and attention it rightfully deserves.
Are these four tests reliable methods of assessing scapular motion?
Cartilage is connective tissue found throughout the body. It's characterized by elasticity, flexibility and a semi-transparent, tough nature. It is made up primarily of a glyco-protein material called chondroitin and is protected by a membrane called the perichondrium. There are three types of carti
Since hamstrings are responsible for bending the knee and extending the hip backwards, it is no wonder that athletes often experience hamstring trauma. Athletes who sprint and jump--football players and runners, for example--are especially susceptible to suffering from torn (otherwise known as "pull
Forearm tendonitis occurs either on the little finger or thumb side of the arm toward the middle of the forearm. It is not the same thing as wrist or elbow tendonitis. It is usually caused by overuse or repetitive stress on tendons in the forearm. Age can also be a factor. It's more common in people
WebMD explains the causes and prevention of osteoporosis. Discover what may increase your risk so you can take charge of your bone health.
Salt, soda, caffeine: Could your daily diet be damaging your bones, leading to osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a disease of the bone, consisting of the loss of bone mass and increasing fragility and brittleness of the bones. It can be caused by vitamin or mineral deficiency, and pregnancy is also a contributing factor. Treating it during pregnancy can be tricky due to the wish not to harm the
Osteoporosis is a disease that affects the bones. A person with osteoporosis has bones that are weak, brittle and fracture easily. Certain risk factors determine whether a person may or may not have osteoporosis. Some of these factors are age, sex, race, body type or frame, medication or a family hi
A boating accident, or other accident involving deep water can quickly become more serious if, for some reason, you don't have or can't find enough flotation devices for those involved in the accident. In this situation, you can use a pair of pants to make water wings, an effective flotation device