Category Archives for Skeletal System

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...

Arthritis Remedies

Arthritis is defined as a group of conditions involving damage to the joints of the body. Arthritis is used to describe over 100 rheumatic conditions and diseases affecting the joints and surrounding tissues, as well as other connective tissues. The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease) that results from trauma to the joint, infection of the joint, or age. Other popular forms are: rheumatoid arthritis a systemic inflammatory disorder that may affect the tissues,...

Rib Pain

Rib pain is a very difficult experience for patients considering the severe and stabbing pain that usually goes with it. This medical condition significantly affects the lower, upper, left and right portions of the rib, causing a shooting pain, a tingling sensation and a dull feeling in the affected areas. However, patients can easily reduce the discomforts brought about by this problem if they are equipped with the proper knowledge and right information regarding its symptoms, causes as well as...

Gout Remedy

Gout results from abnormally high levels of uric acid (a substance produced when the body breaks down purines found in human tissue and many foods) in the blood stream. The excess uric acid leads to the formation of tiny crystals of urate that deposit in tissues of the body, especially the joints. The crystallization causes persistent attacks of inflammation in the joints. Uric acid is carried through the bloodstream to the kidneys where it is dispelled from the body through urine. When the body...

Hip Pain

Just like in the leg, arm and ankle, pain in the hip area can easily slow down people. It is characterized by sharp pain, which usually affects the lower, upper, left as well as right parts of the hip. To help identify this medical condition, people need to understand its various symptoms. Add to that, it is also important to know its causes. The diagnosis of this painful condition is important to determine the major causes of the chronic pain that patients are experiencing. To help alleviate this...

Pain in Pinky Finger

The pinky finger is one of the most sensitive parts of the human body, mainly because of its relatively small frame compared to other fingers. For this and many other reasons, it is prone to injury and various painful conditions, which greatly affect the left, right, upper and lower parts of the pinky finger. Here is a quick look at some of its important aspects including its symptoms, causes, treatments and diagnosis. Symptoms of Pain in Pinky Finger For people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis,...

What Causes Ankles to Swell?

Swelling of the ankle occurs when there is an accumulation of fluid in the tissues surrounding the ankle or in the ankle joint. Swelling of the ankle can be caused due to various reasons. Some Causes of Ankle Swelling Let us now study some of the causes that lead to the swelling of ankles. rheumatoid arthritis obstruction of blood flow peripheral edema gout injury diseases rheumatoid arthritis: This is a condition that is caused due to the inflammation around the joints. It can lead to pain in...

Degenerative Disc Disease

Degeneration of the intervertebral disc, often called “degenerative disc disease” (DDD) of the spine, is a condition that can be painful and can greatly affect the quality of one’s life. While disc degeneration is a normal part of aging and for most people is not a problem, for certain individuals a degenerated disc can cause severe constant chronic pain. As discs lose their water content because of disease or age, they lose their height, bringing the vertebrae closer together....