Osteoarthritis

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Osteoarthritis, commonly known as wear – and – tear arthritis, is a condition in which the natural cushioning between joints – cartilage – wears away. When this happens, the bones of the joints rub more closely against one another with less shock – absorbing benefits of cartilage. The rubbing result in pain, swelling, stiffness, decreased ability to move and sometimes, the formation of bone spurs. Who gets Knee Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. It can occur…

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful disorder of hands caused by pressure on nerves that run through the wrist. Symptoms include numbness, pins and needles, and pain (particularly at night). Anything that causes swelling inside the wrist can cause carpal tunnel syndrome, including repetitive hand movements, pregnancy and arthritis. Possible treatments include rest, splinting, cortisone injections and surgery. Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome The Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome include: • Numbness • Pins and Needles • Pin, particularly at…

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Calcaneal spur

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A bone spur is a bony growth formed on normal bone. Most people think of something sharp when they think of a “spur” but a bone spur is just extra bone. It’s usually smooth, but it can cause pain if it presses or rubs on other bones or soft tissues such as ligaments, tendons, or nerves in the body. Common places for bone spurs include the spine, shoulders, hands, hips, knees, and feet. There are altogether 2 types of Calcaneal…

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Bell’s Palsy

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Bell’s palsy is a paralysis of the facial muscle. It usually effects on one side of the face and develops rapidly. The cause is not clear but most cases are probably due to viral infection. Most people make a full recovery within 2 to 3 months. However, you should be alarmed if you cannot close your eyelids fully. What is the facial nerve? Everyone has facial nerve on each side of your face. Each facial nerve comes out from your…

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Frozen Shoulder

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Frozen Shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis, causes pain and stiffness in the shoulder. Overtime, the shoulder becomes very hard to move. Frozen shoulder occurs in about 2% of the general population. It usually affects people between the ages of 40 and 60 and occurs more in women than men. In frozen shoulder, the shoulder capsule thickens and becomes tight. Stiff bands of tissue – called adhesions – develop. In many cases, there is less synovial fluid in the joint. The sign…

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Spondylolisthesis

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Spondylolisthesis occurs when the bones in your spine come together at several small joints that keep the bones lined up while still allowing them to move. Spondylolisthesis is caused by a problem with one or more of these small joints that allows one bone to move out of line. Spondylolisthesis may be caused by any problems with the small joints in your book. You could have:- • a defective joint that you’ve had since birth • a joint damaged by…

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Gout

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Gout is caused by a chemical in the blood having higher-than-normal levels of uric acid in your body. This may occur if: ● Your body makes too much uric acid ● Your body has a hard time getting rid of uric acid If too much uric acid builds up in the fluid around the pints (synovial fluid), uric acid crystal form. These crystals cause the joint to swell and become inflamed. The exact cause is unknown. Gout may run in…

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Tennis Elbow Symptoms

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Tennis elbow is a type of tendinitis swelling of the tendons that causes pain in the elbow and arm. These tendons are bands of tough tissue that connect the muscles of your lower arm to the bone. The causes of Tennis Elbow Tennis elbow usually develops over time. Repetitive motion like gripping a racket during a swing- can strain the muscles and put too much stress on the tendons. That constant tugging can eventually cause microscopic in the tissue. Tennis…

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Fibromyalgia

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What causes Fibromyalgia? The exact cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, but it’s thought to be related to abnormal levels of certain chemicals in the brain and changes in the way the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and nerves) processes pain messages carried around the body. Fibromyalgia, also called Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), is a long term condition that cause pain all over the body, people with fibromyalgia may also have: ● Increased sensitivity to pain ● Fatigue (extreme tiredness) ●…

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