Cervical Spondylosis (Arthritis of the Neck)

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Neck pain is extremely common. It can be caused by many things, and is most often related to getter older. Like the rest of the body, the bones in the neck (cervical spine) slowly degenerate as we age. This frequently results in arthritis. Cervical spondylosis is the degeneration of the joints in the neck. It becomes increasingly more common as people age. More than 85% of people over the age of 60 are affected. Risk Factors There are several factors…

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Golfer’s Elbow

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Golfer’s Elbow is a condition that causes pain on the inner side of your elbow, where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to the bony bump on the inside of your elbow. The pain may spread into your forearm and wrist Golfer’s Elbow is characterized by: • Pain and tenderness on the inner side of your elbow. Sometimes the pain extends along the inner side of your forearm. • Stiffness. Your elbow may feel stiff, and it may hurt…

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HNP: Herniated Nucleus Pulpous

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HNP or Herniated Nucleus pulpous is the more medical term for what most people called “Herniated Disc”. The nucleus pulpous is the gel-like inner material found within the thick, outer walls intervertebral discs, which are soft, sponge-like bodies responsible for providing support and flexibility along the entire length of the spine HNP Symptoms: When nerve compression occurs, the symptoms can potentially be tiredness. They can include: • Chronic pain • Pain traveling through the length of a nerve • Numbness…

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Plantar Fasciitis

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Plantar Fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia, the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot. It connects the heel bone to the toes and creates the arch of the foot. Plantar fasciitis occurs when the thick band of tissue on the bottom of the foot is too overstretched or overused. This can be very painful and make walking a lot more difficult. The pain usually occurs mostly: • In the morning when you take your first steps. •…

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Piriformis Syndrome

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The piriformis is a muscle that is behind the hip jointin the buttocks. The piriformis muscule is small compared to around the hip joint. When people are diagnosed with piriformis syndrome, it is thought that the piriformis tendon may be tathering the sciatic nerve, and causing an irritation to the nerve. Common signs and symptoms experienced by people who have been diagnosed with piriformis syndrome include: • Pain behind the hip in the buttocks • Electric shock pains traveling down…

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Ankle Sprain

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Most people have twisted an ankle at some point in their life. But if your ankle gets swollen and painful after you twist it, you have most likely sprained it. This means you have stretched and possibly torn the ligaments in your ankle. You might get a sprain if your foot lands on the ground at an angle, or with too much force. Your risk of an ankle sprain is higher if you: • Have had previous ankle sprains •…

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Scoliosis

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Scoliosis is not a disease, but an abnormal curving of the spine. Your Spine is your backbone; it runs straight down through your back. Everyone’s spine naturally curves a tiny bit, but people with scoliosis have a deformed spine. When Scoliosis Occurs, the spine can curve in one of these three ways: • The spine that curve to the side as a single curve to the left (Shaped like the letter C) called Levoscoliosis. • The spine that curve to…

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