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Spondylosis: Orthopedic Treatment

Spondylosis: Orthopedic Treatment

Spondylosis or Osteoarthritis of spine refers to degeneration of the spine which can be physically limiting. It leads to pain in the neck, shoulder, arms and head. If the problem occurs in the neck, it is termed as Cervical Spondylosis, if it affects the lower back it is termed Lumbar Spondylosis and the Thoracic Spondylosis affects the middle portion of the back. The condition results from the wear and tear of the intervertebral discs and stress caused to the spinal nerves. Normal vertebrae have smooth margins but as we age, the cushioning effect of the cartilage tissue and...

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Hyperextended Knee

Hyperextended Knee

Knee Hyperextension occurs when the knee is bent too far backwards in the wrong direction. It is in a way pushed beyond its normal limits. Hyperextension can be mild or severe. In case of mild hyperextension, the symptoms usually subside within a few weeks but in case of severe hyperextension the ligaments that support the knee joint (ACL, PCL) may also be damaged. In addition, cartilage tissues may also be affected. The bones in young children are still forming and are very tender. Hyperextension in them may lead to chipping of a piece of bone from the main bone. Causes...

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Orthopedic Treatment For Cervical Pain

Orthopedic Treatment For Cervical Pain

The neck is a flexible joint that supports the weight of the head. It undergoes a lot of movement and is therefore prone to stress and injuries. Cervical or neck pain is a common problem affecting the people irrespective of gender or age. It is generally not a symptom or indication of a serious underlying disorder. Causes Maintaining a poor posture, hunching or slouching while sitting are common contributing factors Sitting and working on the computer for too long or using the mobile phone continuously Osteoarthritis- loss of cushioning between the neck joints due to ageing...

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Subscapularis Tendon Tears: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

Subscapularis Tendon Tears: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

A group of four muscles, known as the rotator cuff muscles, control the movement of the upper arm and shoulder. The subscapularis muscle is the strongest muscle of this group that is located on the front side of the upper arm. It keeps the muscle stable and helps in inward rotation of the arm. This muscle also prevents the head of the humerus from slipping out of the shoulder socket. About two- thirds of this muscle is made up of tendons which makes it prone to injuries, particularly in athletes who indulge in swimming, playing tennis or throwing actions. Damage to the tendon...

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