Muscles & Bones & Joints Diseases : Health & Medical
If you recently went through a mastectomy surgery, exercise is probably not your first thought. However, following a mastectomy, specific exercises speed up the recovery process, both mentally and physically. The sooner you begin to introduce movement, the faster your body heals, provided you perfor
A pulled muscle is also known as a muscle sprain or strain and is usually caused by physically overworking a muscle that results in a tear or stretching of the muscle fibers, according to Mayo Clinic. The symptoms that normally occur are inflammation, bruising, inability to move the affected area an
A foot cramp occurs when the muscles in your feet contract. A cramp may be short and pass quickly or last for long periods of time and cause your foot to curl inward. Cramps are unpleasant and may be frequent in certain people. Poor circulation, dehydration, poor diet or a pinched nerve are a few ca
Could exercise improve depressive symptoms in patients with rheumatic diseases? This review examines the effects.
ELISA, or enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, is used as a diagnostic tool in medicine and in biological research to quantify the amount of a specific protein. ELISA uses antibodies to detect the protein of interest and a reagent that produces a color. The amount of color relates to the amount of pro
Can a patient's pre-operative expectations impact health-related quality of life outcomes after total knee and hip replacement?
We seldom care about our feet, until and unless something serious happens to them. We even refrain from going to doctor for mild foot pain. When foot pain becomes intense then we think prevention and treatment. Our foot bears body weight all through the day whether we are jumping, walking, running o
Orthopedists get paid for fixing problems, not preventing them, a noted sports medicine doctor observes. But motivating patients to take control of their fitness is the most important part of the job.
I have heard so many people saying that their toenail fell off. What this means, how this is caused and how to prevent this will be covered in this article. This condition basically has two main causes. One is the traumatic falling off of the nail and the other can be due to certain systemic disease
If you find that your best-fitting jeans are suddenly snug on your body, then you may be suffering from water retention, a condition in which fluids collect in your muscle and body tissues. Your body tends to retain fluids when your body isn't getting regularly hydrated, or you may be consuming too
For foot pain many people suffer from neuropathy, or an impingement of nerves located in the back, hips and legs. Neuropathy is characterized by a tingling and prickly sensation in the lower extremities, which is most commonly seen in the legs and feet. One of the best ways to treat neuropathy is to
When the a toenail begins to grow into the surrounding skin rather than across the nail bed, it can lead to infection and pain. For patients with circulatory issues, diabetes or toe numbness, ingrown toenails can actually pose a very serious risk of complication, up to and including loss of a limb.