arthritis in the hand

Pain and Stiffness Caused by Arthritis

Arthritis is the swelling and tenderness of the joints. It is a term used to describe over 200 types of joint conditions. Two of the main symptoms that are associated with arthritis are pain and stiffness.  Arthritis Pain Arthritis pain can be debilitating. In fact, the CDC reports that over one-third of adults who suffer from arthritis are limited in …

Degenerative Scoliosis

What is Adult Degenerative Scoliosis

Adult degenerative scoliosis, also known as adult onset scoliosis, is when the facet joints and intervertebral discs deteriorate and lead to a curve in the spine. This side-to-side curve occurs over time as a person gets older. It commonly begins after age 40, and is more frequently seen in patients who suffer from osteoporosis. Osteoporosis causes the bones to lose …

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myalgia in the leg

What is Myalgia: Causes, Treatment, and Prevention

Muscle pain is common, and can originate in any muscle of the body. The medical term for muscle pain is myalgia. Myalgia can be described as muscle pains, aches, and pain associated with ligaments, tendons, and the soft tissues that connect bones, organs, and muscles.  Causes of Myalgia Myalgia can typically be localized to one area of the body, or …

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herniated and bulging discs

What’s the Difference Between Herniated and Bulging Discs?

Discs are the cushions between the vertebrae in the spine. They are made up of cartilage – soft cartilage on the inside with an outer layer of tough cartilage. The 23 vertebral discs in the back have three main roles: to act as a shock absorber, to allow for spinal mobility, and to act as ligaments that hold the vertebrae …

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nutrition and osteoporosis

Nutrition and Osteoporosis: How Your Diet Can Protect Your Health

Like the rest of your body, your bones need nutrients to thrive. Having a healthy diet is crucial to maintaining your overall health, as well as the well-being of your bones and preventing conditions like osteoporosis. An important way of maintaining proper bone health and preventing bone diseases like osteoporosis is by focusing on proper nutrition. Diets rich in nutrients …

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plantar fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

One of the most common causes of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. This inflammation affects a band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot, connecting the toes to the heel bone. Pain may decrease throughout the day, but is typically more severe in the morning or after long periods of sitting.  Causes of Plantar Fasciitis Our body …

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