Bisceps Tendinitis

Tendinitis: Causes, Symptoms, Precautions, Cure

Tendons (thick fibrous cords) are connective tissues at the end of the muscles which connects the muscles to the bones. An inflammation or an irritation in the tendon is called Tendinitis. It is also called an ‘occupational disease’. Injury to tendons around the upper and lower limb area is very common. The different types of tendinitis are Wrist tendinitis, Achilles tendinitis, posterior tibial tendinitis, Patellar (kneecap) tendinitis, rotator cuff tendinitis and Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). Read more about Tendinitis: Causes, Symptoms, Precautions, Cure

Charcot Marie Tooth Disease

Charcot Marie Tooth Disease

In US alone, the dreadful Charcot Marie Tooth disease affects about 150,000 people. Basically, CMT is a condition of the brain that progresses from your nervous system to your body muscles. It affects brain, nerves outside the spine and the peripheral ones. Interestingly, the disorder is hereditary and runs in the family. If you find the name a bit weird, you should know that it is a reference to the three doctors who discovered the disease in 1886 – Pierre Marie, Howard Henry Tooth and Jean-Martin Charcot. Read more about Charcot Marie Tooth Disease

Osteomalacia

Osteomalacia: definition, symptoms, precautions, care, causes

Osteomalacia isn’t a rare condition – people all over the world get affected by it. In fact, in US alone 1 out of 1000 suffer from this discomforting condition in which bones of an adult gets soft and cause problems like muscular weakness and pain. Out of the 20-25 million US citizens that suffer from this condition, around 25% are post-menopausal women. In kids, the soft bones condition is known as Rickets and could be due to environmental, genetic or dietary factors. Mostly, it is because of low level of Vitamin D in the diet. Read more about Osteomalacia: definition, symptoms, precautions, care, causes

Torn meniscus

TORN MENISCUS: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

First let us understand the exact location of the torn meniscus. Our knees give full support to the body by equally distributing the body weight on both the legs and allow flexible movement. Our knees are joint together by three main parts that is – the femur bone (thigh bone),  the patella (knee cap)and the tibia (shin bone) . The meniscus, located at the surface of the bones, connects these parts together and acts as a shock absorber. Read more about TORN MENISCUS: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Trochanteric Bursitis

Trochanteric Bursitis: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Pictures

Round the globe, people get affected by the very discomforting condition known as Trochanteric Bursitis. It is caused when bursa, the pouch filled with fluid and located near the joint close to the lateral top of the hip gets swollen. Mainly, outer side of the hip or thigh and buttock pains due to the swelling and makes it difficult for a person to get up from a chair or sit comfortably. Patient experiences worst kind of pain when he is lying on the impacted side and it may even develop if finger pressure is applied. Read more about Trochanteric Bursitis: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Pictures

Greenstick Fracture

Greenstick Fracture: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment

Greenstick fracture is a mild fracture of bone which happens due to breaking of bones that are soft. Usually, this condition is seen in kids and infants; they get affected by it the most. Other than Greenstick Fracture, it is also called Torus or Buckle Fracture. It has been named Greenstick Fracture owing to its analogy. A young twig is when broken after bending, one part of it remains stressed but still unbroken while the other breaks. It is common in kid because their bones are much more flexible and fragile than of those of adults and thus, more open to damage. This often happens due to a direct hit or a fall – young kids, those who can’t express themselves in words just cry incessantly when they get this fracture. Read more about Greenstick Fracture: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment

Compact Bone

Compact Bone

Compact bone or cortical bone is an osseous tissue, one of the two that are found in body (the other is Spongy bone), which makes bones. Cortical bone, as the name suggests, forms the outer shell or the cortex of bones and gives the outer layer a smooth appearance. It is hard and stiff and contributes to 80% of the weight of the skeleton. Moreover, it has larger mass as compared to the spongy bone. Some of the common differences are as discussed below. Read more about Compact Bone

Metatarsalgia

Metatarsalgia: Symptoms, Precautions, Care, Causes

The medical term for foot pain, metatarsalgia, comes from the name of the bones that are in this part of the foot. It is a common forefoot disorder, which affects the ball of the foot and is marked by pain and inflammation in that area. Each foot has five metatarsal bones that run from the arch of your foot to the toe joints. Together it is called the metatarsal region. The main purpose of the metatarsals is to support the body weight when the person is walking, jumping, running, and specifically when the person is pushing up with the feet. The pain, burning or discomfort often occurs in the area where the second, third and fourth toes meet the ball of the foot, or more isolated at the first metatarsal head (near the big toe). It is not a disease but a symptom which is not generally serious. Read more about Metatarsalgia: Symptoms, Precautions, Care, Causes

Brachialis

Brachialis

Brachialis muscle is found at the upper arm. It flexes the joint of elbow while assisting the biceps all the way through the endeavor. This muscle originates in the lower half of the humerus’ front close to insertion of the deltoid muscle. However, this muscle doesn’t get involved in pronation and supination of the forearm because they are not inserted in the radius. Read more about Brachialis