Category Archives for Skeletal System

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...

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...

Thumb Joint Pain

The thumb joint is susceptible to different kinds of injuries, which can eventually cause severe stabbing pain at the right, left, upper and lower parts of the thumb. Besides injury, other medical conditions can also lead to chronic pain, dull feeling and tingling sensation to the affected areas such as peripheral nerve compression, peripheral artery disease and metacarpal fractures. Get to know more about this painful condition by checking out its causes, treatments and symptoms. Thumb Joint Pain...

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...

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...