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.
Magnets have fascinated people for centuries with their seemingly magical attraction to steel and each other. As with everything in life, humans began to experiment and notice the effects that magnets seemed to have on animals and other humans in pain, and the study of magnetism was born. Now, the m
This is the first study to suggest benefits of a postoperative smoking cessation program on postoperative complication rates.
A bone mineral density (BMD) test measures the mineral density (such as calcium) in your bones using a special X-ray, computed tomography (CT) scan, or ultrasound.
Nail fungus are small organisms that affect both finger and toe nails. Also known as dermatophytes, they do not possess chlorophyll, and so thrive in moist and warm environments, which is why they are mostly found under nails. The nails provide a protective and ideal atmosphere for nail fungus to gr
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.
Learn how to properly identify potential candidates for TKA, and the best strategies for optimizing patient outcomes.
This information is here to assist those with chronic foot pain, whether minor bunions or more sever conditions due to diabetes, injury, and surgery. Many people find real, lasting relief to pain and suffering that they thought would last the rest of their lives! Pedorthics has helped millions of fe
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.
There are hundreds of different kinds of disorders, diseases, injuries and complications that can befall the knees. There are more than 100 different kinds of arthritis alone. Although some complications are genetic or simply come with age, knowing what to look for can prevent greater injury or long
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