To help prevent osteoporosis and spinal injuries attributed to it, assessing a patient’s risk factors is the first step. The next step is to conduct a Bone Density Test, aka a Bone Mineral Density Test, or BMD. The test measures a patient’s bone mass. The BMD is not only the most innovative test for assessing bone mass; it’s quick, easy, and painless!
Physical therapy for neck pain focuses on two things, Improving strength and flexibility. Active exercise is the best way to do this. Working the surrounding muscles will gradually expedite healing. The type and amount of activity, though, may vary depending on the neck pain level.
The kneecap is also known as the patella. A dislocated kneecap is not uncommon, especially among athletes. Treatment, however, depends on the severity of the injury. Some kneecaps will relocate themselves. On the other hand, others need the help of a physician or knee specialist.
If you’ve had an injury, such as a broken ankle, sprain, or strain, then chances are your doctor recommended the RICE (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) method. This method is simple and reduces swelling, eases pain, and helps speed up recovery.
Over 20% of knee arthritis patients have a torn ligament. Torn ligaments are common injuries. Treating it properly can reduce the risk of knee osteoarthritis. Studies found a common link between a torn ACL and knee arthritis.
Runner’s knee is when pain occurs in the front of the knee. Specifically, pain in the patellofemoral joint, which is caused by an abnormality in the joint. The patella (kneecap) normally slides along the femur when you move.
Pinched nerves and degenerative disc disease cause back pain. The two conditions are different, despite causing similar symptoms.
Your clavicle is also known as your collarbone. This is a thin and long bone running between your neck and shoulder. A broken collarbone can cause serious difficulty. You have two clavicle bones, hollowing out at your throat.
There are several types of arthritis but rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most common. The inflammation of the joints with this disease cause pain, immobility, and can interfere with your daily activities. There are medications that can help reduce inflammation and slow the progression of the disease down, but once joint damage is severe, these drugs will no longer be effective. Surgery may be the best option at this time.
Many of us live with nagging neck pain. Sometimes the pain starts gradually while other times it’s a sharp intense pain. Unfortunately, many Americans do experience neck pain. Thankfully, we have some tips to consider when managing neck pain that you probably haven’t heard of!
Your hamstring muscle is connected to the ischial tuberosity in the pelvis by three tendons. Sports and repetitive movements can cause the collagen in these tendons to lose elasticity. As the collagen breaks down, an injury becomes more likely. The chronic inflammation and degeneration
Muscle cramps are a common issue, and we’ve all gotten them at one point or another. There are dozens of reasons why they manifest – dehydration, stress, overexertion, menstruation – but regardless of where they come from, they’re never a welcome guest.
Our knees help us do our everyday activities, from cleaning the house to playing those sports we love. When you experience a torn meniscus the symptoms are similar to that of knee osteoarthritis. Thus, making it hard to locate the pain source.
We typically don’t think about our shoulders too much until we experience pain in one of them. And it’s difficult to live with shoulder pain since we use them so often in our everyday lives. When this occurs, small tasks can seem so monumental.
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