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Knee Tendon Bursitis: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

Knee Tendon Bursitis: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

Knee Tendon Bursitis is a condition affecting the Pes anserinus (goose’s foot) bursa, a small fluid filled sac located between the tibia and tendons of the hamstring muscles, sartorius, gracilis and semitendinosus. The condition occurs as a result of inflammation of the bursa, causing it to produce too much fluid and swell which, in turn puts pressure on the adjacent structures within the knee joint. People who are obese, aged 50 to 80 years or involved in high impact sports activities are more likely to suffer from Knee Tendon Bursitis. Causes Repetitive knee movements...

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Shoulder Instability: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

Shoulder Instability: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

Shoulder Instability occurs when the ligaments, tendons and connective tissues wear out as well as are unable to hold the joint bones together. The shoulder is the most mobile joint of the body that allows you to lift and rotate the arm. However, during certain movements, excessive stress may be put on the joint capsule, causing the ligaments to tear. As a result, the shoulder joint may become loose and the bones may slide excessively over each other. This condition is known as Shoulder Instability. It may either cause the humerus to move partially (subluxation) or completely...

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Heel Pain: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

Heel Pain: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

The heel bone (calcaneus) is the largest among all the bones in the foot and bears the maximum impact of body movement. It is protected by a thick covering of fatty tissues which not only protects but also gives it its shape. Heel pain is a common problem that affects people irrespective of age and gender. Causes Running, walking and jumping on uneven or hard surfaces Wearing shoes that do not provide adequate support Being overweight Stepping on a hard or pointed object Direct injury to the heel bone Formation of bony outgrowths or heel spurs Diabetes Sprains or strains which...

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Wrist Fracture: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

Wrist Fracture: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

Wrist fracture or Distal Radius Fracture is a medical term used to denote a broken wrist. The human wrist comprises of 8 small bones which are together joined with the two bones of the forearm, ulna and the radius. Breakage or crack in any of these ten bones is referred to as a wrist fracture. Most of the wrist fractures involve the breaking of the radius bone and are termed as the Distal Radius Fracture. Fractures increase the risk of Osteoarthritis in the affected joint if not treated properly. Causes A direct fall on an outstretched hand Physical combat Automobile accident...

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Treatment Options For Sciatica

Treatment Options For Sciatica

The nerve roots that branch out towards the base of the spine together form the sciatic nerve which begins near the lower back and extends into the legs, feet and toes. Sciatica is a medical condition which causes pain, numbness and tingling sensation radiating from one side of the buttock downwards into the legs and feet. It generally affects only one side of the body Causes Spinal Stenosis - narrowing of the spinal canal Development of bone spurs in the spine Herniated Disc Arthritis Compression of the nerve root Pregnancy Injuries to the spine Degenerative disc disease...

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