Category Archives for Skeletal System

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,...

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....

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...

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...

Wrist Pain

Whether one is athletic or non-athletic, wrist pain is a common ache. Before we take a look at the appropriate relief measures that can be taken to tackle wrist pain, let us first look at some of the common causes of wrist pain. Tendon Inflammation When the tendons that surround the wrist joint are inflame or irritated, this could lead to swelling and a stabbing pain, especially when the part affected is moved at a certain angle. This is one of the common causes of wrist pain. In case the wrist or...

Tailbone Pain

Pain in the tailbone or coccyx is also referred to as coccygodynia or coccydynia. People suffering from this chronic medical condition usually experience sharp pain, tingling sensation and dull feeling somewhere within the right, left, upper and lower parts of the tailbone. Possible causes include coccygeal fractures, pilonidal cyst and muscle spasm. Patients can easily avoid the severe and stabbing pain associated with these medical conditions by learning its causes, symptoms as well as treatments. Tailbone...

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is one of the common complaints and problems associated with musculoskeletal symptoms that cause patients to seek help from health professionals. The condition may be localized or it can spread to the lower, upper, right and left areas of the shoulder. To know the appropriate treatments for the pain, it is necessary that patients know the different factors that can cause the condition. To assist patients who frequently experience pain in their shoulders, let us have a closer glance...

Treatment for Gout

Gout is one of the most painful kinds of arthritis anyone can ever endure. It usually occurs when someone’s body has accumulated too much uric acid. This increased build up has several effects. Some of these effects include lumps on the skin, kidney stones, and uric acid deposits formed in the big toe. Due to the pain they experience, people look for a treatment for gout just to relieve the symptoms. Signs and Symptoms of Gout The most common sign of acute gout is found on a patient’s big toe...