Category Archives for Skeletal System

Rotator Cuff Pain

A group of tendons that is highly important in stabilizing the shoulder joint, the rotator cuff allows the shoulder to move in different directions especially when healthy. However, just like all the other parts of the human body, it is subject to injuries and diseases. These factors can contribute a lot in producing sharp pain and dull sensation, which greatly affect the lower, upper, left and right parts of the rotator cuff. It is easy to be in control over this type of severe pain by learning...

Sternum Pain

Pain in the sternum area is caused by many factors. One of its major causes is sternal fracture, which is characterized mainly by severe pain, tingling sensation and dull feeling in the left, right, upper and lower parts of the chest area. Likewise, it can also be a result of other medical conditions including septic arthritis, costochondritis and fibromyalgia. Knowing its symptoms can actually help a lot in determining the actual cause of the problem. Meanwhile, knowledge of its causes can teach...

What Causes Arthritis?

Definition Arthritis is a joint disorder featuring inflammation. A joint is an area of the body where two different bones meet such as your elbows or knees. Ligaments hold the two bones together. The ligaments are like elastic bands, while they keep the bones in place your muscles relax or contract to make the joint move. Cartilage covers the bone surface to stop the two bones from rubbing directly against each other. The covering of cartilage allows the joint to work smoothly and painlessly. A capsule...

Paget’s Disease

Named after the British surgeon, Sir James Paget, Paget’s disease is a chronic disorder that is characterized by deformities in bone structuring and growth during the remodeling process. The process of bone remodeling is essential for normal calcium levels in our bodies (blood). A person afflicted with Paget’s disease will suffer from the consequence of having a bone remodeling process that is disturbed and not synchronized properly. This disturbance in bone remodeling results in the...

Osgood Schlatter Disease

Osgood Schlatter disease is an inflammation of the bone, cartilage, and/or tendon at the top of the shinbone (tibia), where the tendon from the kneecap (patella) attaches. Most often only one knee is affected. OSD usually strikes active adolescents around the beginning of their growth spurts, the approximately 2-year period during which they grow most rapidly. Growth spurts can begin any time between the ages of 8 and 13 for girls, or 10 and 15 for boys. OSD has been more common in boys, but as more...

Bone Pain

Also known as osteodynia or ostealgia, bone pain is a general term commonly used by patients and medical professionals to refer to severe or mild pain felt within or around a bone. It can be caused by minor disorders or injuries, but patients should be aware of the symptoms that can indicate serious conditions related to the pain. To identify the prognosis of osteodynia, physicians should determine the underlying problem that causes the pain. To ease the pain felt by patients, it is also important...

Joint Pain

Known to medical professionals as arthralgia, joint pain is a common health condition that is characterized by swelling, stiffness as well as mild or severing aching in a person’s joints. The pain can result from minor injuries, bruises, disorders, illnesses as well as tumors. To avoid experiencing chronic conditions that are related to joint pain, it is important to identify the symptoms that require patients to ask for immediate medical assistance. In addition, patients should also undergo diagnostic...

Rheumatic Disease

Rheumatic heart disease is a disorder in which the heart valves are permanently damaged by a bout of rheumatic fever. Read more

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