Joints can emit many noises, often described as popping, snapping or catching. These noises are termed “crepitus”, meaning “to rattle”. People can experience crepitus at any age, but it is more common with seniors. What causes noises in the joints? Popping noises are usually caused due to air bubbles forming in the joint spaces, where

While many people undergo successful knee replacement every year, many are still not able to benefit from this effective treatment because they are not aware of the signs that indicate the need for knee replacement. Signs of Knee Damage The sooner you seek treatment, the better your chances are of a complete recovery. Here are

Intercostal Muscle Strain

Tuesday, 16 July 2019 by

Intercostal muscle strain is an injury affecting the muscles between the ribs. These muscles help build the chest wall and assist in breathing by lifting the rib cage and thereby expanding the chest cavity. An intercostal muscle strain occurs when an intercostal muscle gets twisted, strained, or stretched too far. Signs and symptoms and the

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Friday, 12 July 2019 by

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a painful condition associated with autonomic, motor and trophic changes. It most often affects one limb (arm, leg, hand, or foot), typically after an injury, which causes damage to the peripheral and central nervous systems. CRPS is rare in extremes of ages but can occur at any age, It

Parkinson’s disease causes severe tremors in patients, and can even affect speech and the brain. As it progresses, it can begin to decrease your quality of life and limit your mobility. There is no known cure for this condition, only medications, and potential brain surgeries to manage or improve your life-long symptoms. Stem cells therapy

Life with debilitating knee pain can interfere with your overall quality of life.  Knee arthritis is a leading cause of disability.  When conservative treatments fail, partial or total joint replacement surgery may be an effective treatment option for you. If you are experiencing the following, it may be time for you to undergo a knee

Shoulder impingement syndrome is one of the most common shoulder complaints that doctors see every year. It can limit mobility and greatly decrease a patient’s quality of life from chronic pain. It may cause pain when you move your shoulder, shooting pains down your arm, stiffness of the shoulder, and pain during sleep. Shoulder bracing

Frozen Shoulder 101

Tuesday, 25 June 2019 by

If you are suffering from a frozen shoulder, a.k.a. adhesive capsulitis, you may be feeling pain and stiffness in your shoulder. As the condition progresses, you may lose several degrees of motion. Frozen shoulder affects more women than men, between the ages of 40 and 60. Stages of Frozen Shoulder Frozen shoulder consists of 3

Unicameral bone cysts sound quite scary but can be easily managed with the right treatments. They are very common in children and teenagers because their bones are still growing. While they are treatable, sometimes they grow in size and become more of a problem because they can weaken the bone. Corticosteroid injections, bone marrow injections,

Quadriceps Tendon Tear

Tuesday, 18 June 2019 by

Tendons are strong cords of fibrous tissue that attach muscles to bones, and therefore constitute a very important part of the musculoskeletal system. Quadriceps is one of the strongest and bulkiest muscles in the body and is located in the anterior compartment of the thighs functioning as a sole extender of the knee joint to

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