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...

What Causes Gout?

Gout is a common painful kind of arthritis caused by uric acid crystals forming in one or more joints. Uric acid is formed when the body breaks down a substance called purines. Purines are found in all of the body’s tissues and normally dissolve in the blood and pass through the kidneys into the urine and out the body. Gout occurs when there is an abnormally high amount of uric acid in the blood. Persons with gout will experience swollen, red, hot and stiff joints. High uric acid levels in the...

Symptoms of a Torn Rotator Cuff

The shoulder is the most mobile part of the body. It is supported with tensile muscles that are meant to provide stability and mobility to the shoulder. The rotator cuff muscles are important groups of tendons attached to the shoulder. Injury to these muscles results to symptoms of torn rotator cuff. It is important to determine the proper symptoms of torn rotator cuff to obtain proper diagnosis and treatment to the condition. It is notable to know that the shoulder needs muscular support being...

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...

Arm Pain

The arm is made up of muscles, nerves and bones, all of which are subject to the possibility of injury as well as damage. The same goes for some ligaments and tendons that are found within that same area. In general, a sharp pain can affect the right and left parts, as well as the lower and upper parts of the arm. Sometimes, this stabbing pain may come from the chest and neck areas. For these reasons, it is highly important for people to be knowledgeable about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis as well...