Category Archives for Skeletal System

Ankle Pain

The ankle is a very important part of the human body connecting the leg with the foot. It is comprised of all-important muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones. However, because of so many undesirable factors, it is subject to injury and chronic pain, which significantly affect the left, right, lower and upper parts of the ankle. Common causes include stress fracture, impingement of the ankle and footballer’s ankle. In order to understand it more, it is good to know its symptoms, treatments as...

Knee Pain

Knee pain is one of the most annoying conditions because it causes too much discomfort and chronic pain to the lower and upper parts, as well as to right and left parts of the knee area. It is good to know its symptoms for better understanding of what people are experiencing. Likewise, learning about its causes is also important so that patients can do certain measures to stop aggravating such medical condition. Diagnosis is also needed, mainly for determining the cause of severe pain. Meanwhile,...

What Causes Scoliosis?

What is scoliosis Scoliosis is a musculoskeletal disorder that causes an abnormal curve of the spine, or backbone. The spine has normal curves when looking from the side, but it should appear straight when looking from the front. Kyphosis is a curve seen from the side in which the spine is bent forward. Lordosis is a curve seen from the side in which the spine is bent backward. People with scoliosis develop additional curves to either side, or the bones of the spine twist on each other like a corkscrew. If...

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...

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....

Elbow Pain

Elbow pain is often associated with strain of the elbows and the arms. People normally experience elbow pain after activities that involve using their elbows after a day of scrubbing windows, operating manual screw drivers or playing sports such as tennis or golf. Since elbow pain is a normal sensation after a day of strenuous activity involving the arms, one should know about the basics of elbow pain. Symptoms Elbow pain symptoms involve a painful sensation to the joint when moving, folding or event...

Lower Leg Pain

Due to many different factors, people can experience severe pain in the lower, upper, right and left portions of their legs. Of course, lower leg pain is one of the most common, which is basically caused by injuries, accidents and other medical conditions. The most common causes include lateral compartment syndrome, deep vein thrombosis and contusion of the calf muscles. Overall, it is good to know its symptoms, causes and treatments in order to be free from the discomforts that this condition can...

Arthritis Pain

People who experience arthritis suffer from severe pain because of the stiffness of their joints. This medical condition causes patients discomfort due to the chronic, tingling and shooting pain that it brings. It usually affects the right, left, lower and upper portions of the joints, which can eventually slow down and hamper the mobility of people. To fight off the bad effects that this stabbing pain brings to the human body, it is good to learn the different treatments, symptoms, causes and diagnosis...