Category Archives for Skeletal System

Joint Pain

Known to medical professionals as arthralgia, joint pain is a common health condition that is characterized by swelling, stiffness as well as mild or severing aching in a person’s joints. The pain can result from minor injuries, bruises, disorders, illnesses as well as tumors. To avoid experiencing chronic conditions that are related to joint pain, it is important to identify the symptoms that require patients to ask for immediate medical assistance. In addition, patients should also undergo diagnostic...

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...

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...

Shin Pain

Shin pain causes people a lot of discomfort, which usually comes with inflammation, severe pain and swelling in the lower, upper, right and left parts of the shin. A result of periostitis or shin splints, this type of shooting pain causes redness, bumps and lumps in the affected areas. Some of its common causes include decreased flexibility, inadequate footwear and overpronation of the feet. Here is a quick take at its symptoms, causes and treatments. Shin Pain Symptoms Some of the people with...

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...