Learn more on the role of orthobiologics in orthopedic surgery and their potential to promote healing.
The elbow is a hinge joint which enables a person to pull or push objects. People can sometimes injure their elbow from overusing it, and athletes and weightlifters are particularly prone to elbow injuries. These injuries can vary from simple inflammation to more serious tears.
All women have experienced finding that perfect, fabulous looking high heel shoe. However, we've all also experienced wearing these shoes that we thought would change our lives only to discover the tortured agony they bring to our feet. Using these few tips and precautions, you can certainly lo
Foot pain can be caused by injury (trauma), disease, or continuous physical stress. The foot is a very intricate structure. The interaction of muscles, bones, joints, and tendons is very much defined. For instance, if continued trauma is placed on the feet, the internal structures will become inflam
Leg pain is often a problem that accompanies diabetes. Anodyne light therapy reduces instances of skin oversensitivity caused by diabetes and nerve damage due to neuropathies of the peripheral nervous system.
Having hip replacement surgery is a huge ordeal. You have had major surgery and endured a long and torturous bout of rehabilitation. Your life has been restored to most of its normal activities, and you feel better than you did before your surgery. Now you want to ride again. Riding horses enables y
Which osteoporosis medications effectively reduce fractures in post-menopausal women?
Ultrasound therapy has often been used for deep tissue healing, but there are questions as to whether or not it can be used for bone healing as well. Some research confirms that it can in fact aid in healing certain types of bone fractures.
In order to remain mobile you must make sure that you take good care of your legs and feet at all times. The kinds of health problems that can affect your mobility and which happen quite regularly are varicose and spider veins. Not only does these make the feet and legs look ugly but can prove very
Toenail fungus is bad news as it leads to a lot of discomfort and embarrassment. Called as onychomycosis in medical jargon, it is often caused due to moisture lingering over the feet. This usually happens when people wear socks and shoes for a long time, allowing perspiration to get trapped between
The forearms are often neglected in body building, yet a few simple exercises to isolate the forearm can dramatically increase its strength. And these workouts are not limited to using weights. Exercises like hanging from a bar or squeezing a stress ball can also effectively work different muscles i
Is the WOMAC consistent across subgroups? This study examines the differential item functioning in a UK-based population.
What are the trends in obesity and comorbidity in primary THA patients? This study examines data over a 13-year period.
Foot pain can have a variety of causes and there are many factors involved that contribute to different types of foot pain you can suffer. The principal cause of painful feet is footwear, particularly women's shoes that do not fit properly causing calluses, corns and bunions.
What's the connection between osteoporosis and bone fractures from falls or injuries?
Elastic knee braces are great for helping an injured knee as well as keeping the flexibility of the knee. They are very useful in preventing injuries and are used widely in various sports. Not only are they helpful for injured knees and in the prevention of injury, they are also very easy to wear.
Recovery from a prolapsed disc is often complicated, depending upon the extent of the injury. While many people have weakened discs, they do not feel pain until the disc bulges onto a root nerve, typically the sciatic nerve in the lower back. This may be triggered by improper lifting, an injury, agi
Having sudden attacks of intense pain and swelling in your joints at night may mean a flare-up of gout. Although gout cannot be cured, it is a treatable condition that you can manage with medications and self care. According to the Mayo Clinic and the National Library of Medicine, the causes of gout
Some of the old black and white movies had scenes where a character would rub his lower back saying, "My sacroiliac is killing me!" Those scenes were played for the comedic effect as sacroiliac is a funny sounding word. Perhaps we have become more sophisticated as we rarely hear that "funny" word an
What is the relationship between self-reported knee instability and passive mechanical stiffness? This study takes a look at the association in patients with medial knee OA.