Category Archives for Skeletal System

Osgood Schlatter Disease

Osgood Schlatter disease is an inflammation of the bone, cartilage, and/or tendon at the top of the shinbone (tibia), where the tendon from the kneecap (patella) attaches. Most often only one knee is affected. OSD usually strikes active adolescents around the beginning of their growth spurts, the approximately 2-year period during which they grow most rapidly. Growth spurts can begin any time between the ages of 8 and 13 for girls, or 10 and 15 for boys. OSD has been more common in boys, but as more...

Hand Pain

Pain is very common in the hand because it is one of the most used parts of the body. For dexterity and movement, there are different types of muscles, bones and ligaments that can be found in the hand. Whenever pain occurs, most physicians agree that there are problems with the sheaths, ligaments and muscles located in the hand. To ease the ache, patients should consult with their physicians so that medical experts can help them identify the cause of hand pain. If they cannot see their physicians...

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...

Neck Pain

Neck pain can be a very uncomfortable experience. Also referred to as cervicalgia, this medical condition can cause stabbing pain that may seriously affect the upper, lower, left and right side of the neck. Based on reports, about two-thirds of the world’s population has been affected by this illness. This condition is linked to many factors and causes, some of the most famous of which are emotional health, physical health and spinal issues. Neck Pain Symptoms The symptoms of neck pain include...

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...

Rheumatic Disease

Rheumatic heart disease is a disorder in which the heart valves are permanently damaged by a bout of rheumatic fever. Read more