Muscles & Bones & Joints Diseases : Health & Medical

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Gout Tophi Treatments

Gout Tophi Treatments

Gout is a arthritic disease that can develop when excess amounts of uric acid are present in the body. It is characterized by the formation of uric crystals in the linings of affected joints. In its advanced stages the condition may be accompanied by the formation of tophi, or masses of monosodium u......[Read More]
Foods to Fight Uric Acid in Blood

Foods to Fight Uric Acid in Blood

Uric acid in your blood comes from the breakdown of purine, a substance found in many foods. A high concentration of uric acid in your blood is unhealthy and can lead to various illnesses, both of the ligaments and organs. Diet is the single best way to control how much uric acid makes its way into ......[Read More]
How to Recover From Long-Term Back Muscle Spasms

How to Recover From Long-Term Back Muscle Spasms

Muscle spasms in your back are usually associated with back pain as well. Long-term back spasms can make every movement or activity mentally and physically exhausting. Check with your doctor to make sure you don't have a condition in your back such as a slipped or ruptured disk, as surgery may be ne......[Read More]
Studies: Cholesterol Drugs Reduce Fracture Risk

Studies: Cholesterol Drugs Reduce Fracture Risk

Two respected medical journals published studies suggesting that the class of cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins may also cut the risk of bone fractures by half.......[Read More]
Orthobiologics in Foot and Ankle Surgery

Orthobiologics in Foot and Ankle Surgery

Learn more on the role of orthobiologics in orthopedic surgery and their potential to promote healing.......[Read More]
Diet for Gout Patients

Diet for Gout Patients

Maintaining a healthy diet and avoiding certain foods is a must for people with gout. The ideal diet for somebody with gout is one that is low in saturated fats, keeps meat consumption to a minimum and eliminates foods with purines, an enzyme that creates uric acid when broken down during digestion.......[Read More]
Is an Epidural Harmful for a Herniated Disc?

Is an Epidural Harmful for a Herniated Disc?

If you are experiencing pain in your back and legs, you could have a herniated disc. Your doctor can help you evaluate the risks and benefits of possible treatments like an epidural.......[Read More]
Validating an Advanced Practice Physiotherapy Model of Care

Validating an Advanced Practice Physiotherapy Model of Care

How does patient assessment by physiotherapists in advanced practice roles compare with that of orthopaedic surgeons?......[Read More]
Brittle Bone Disease in Babies

Brittle Bone Disease in Babies

Children's Hospital Boston reports brittle-bone disease, also known as osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), occurs in one of 20,000 to one of 60,000 live births.......[Read More]
What Causes a Knee Injury?

What Causes a Knee Injury?

An x-ray of a knee.knee replacement image by JASON WINTER from Fotolia.comThe knee is a joint in your body made up of four bones connected by ligaments. Joints in the body, such as your knees, shoulders and elbows, are prone to injury because of their ability to rotate and twist. The knee.........[Read More]
Leg Exercises and a Herniated Disc

Leg Exercises and a Herniated Disc

A herniated, or slipped, disc is a condition that occurs when one of the discs located between the bones of the spine splits or ruptures. This causes a gel-like substance, called nucleus pulposus, to leak out of the disc. This, in turn, can create a host of problems, including leg or arm pain and we......[Read More]
What Is a Sports Knee Injury?

What Is a Sports Knee Injury?

Many athletes suffer from knee injuries, which account for almost 50 percent of all sports injury doctor visits, according to the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. If you experience persistent knee pain, see your doctor as soon as possible. Delaying treatment may worsen your condition.......[Read More]
How Are Bone Spurs Removed From the Back of the Neck Area?

How Are Bone Spurs Removed From the Back of the Neck Area?

What Are Bone Spurs?A bone spur is a growth that develops on bones and causes pain due to its constant contact with tissue, nerves and other body parts. Bone spurs consist of calcium and tend to develop in the body as one ages. Additional causes of bone spurs include irritation of joints.........[Read More]
What Is Hip Osteonecrosis and What Causes It?

What Is Hip Osteonecrosis and What Causes It?

Hip osteonecrosis, also called avascular necrosis, causes a disruption in the blood supply to the bone around the hip.......[Read More]
The Right Foot Regimen and the Role of Foot Cream Products

The Right Foot Regimen and the Role of Foot Cream Products

Do you really care much about your physical appearance? If you do, then you should properly take care of your feet because they can make or break your polished appearance.......[Read More]
Ultrasound to Accelerate Fracture Healing

Ultrasound to Accelerate Fracture Healing

Ultrasound is sometimes used by patients to help broken bones heal faster. Ultrasound is used in many medical applications, including fracture treatment. Ultrasound is probably most useful in patients who have medical conditions that lead to slow healing of broken bones.......[Read More]
Natural Cures For Nail Fungus - 4 Effective Natural Remedies

Natural Cures For Nail Fungus - 4 Effective Natural Remedies

Some patients argue that the natural cures for nail fungus represent a far safer option than the pills recommended by conventional clinicians. Of course the health system is primarily based on patient choices. Therefore people that are striving for organic medical solutions cannot be held back by co......[Read More]
How to Swim With Your Head Up

How to Swim With Your Head Up

Water polo players and synchronized swimmers benefit from swimming with their heads above the water, but casual swimmers can gain confidence and learn how to breathe while swimming by mastering this technique. In general, freestyle swimming is the easiest style in which to swim with your head up bec......[Read More]
Can Exercise Cure a Bulging Disc?

Can Exercise Cure a Bulging Disc?

A bulging disk can be an extremely painful, debilitating condition of the lower back that occurs when a spinal disk bulges through a crevice in the spine. Exercise is just one component of bulging disk treatment, which also may include rest, pain medications, chiropractic manipulation, physical ther......[Read More]
Exercise vs Decompressive Surgery for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Exercise vs Decompressive Surgery for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

How does land based exercise compare to decompressive surgery in the management of lumbar spinal stenosis?......[Read More]