Category Archives for Skeletal System

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...

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...

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....

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...

Underarm Pain

Underarm pain can is an acute or chronic health condition that is characterized by mild to severe pain in the left armpit or right armpit. There are various factors that affect the etiology of this condition like doing strenuous activities. To know the medicines that patients should take, it is necessary that they ask their physicians about the real cause of this health condition. In this regard, it is important to undergo medical procedures recommended or required by medical experts or health professionals...