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What are hinge joints? Anatomy and function

What are hinge joints? Anatomy and function

Hinge joints are a type of joint that functions much like the hinge on a door, allowing bones to move in one direction back and forth with limited motion along other planes. The fingers, toes, elbows, knees, and ankles contain hinge joints. Hinge joints are complex and contain many muscles and tissues. Osteoarthritis and trauma […]

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What can cause shoulder cracking or popping?

What can cause shoulder cracking or popping?

Hearing a cracking or popping in the shoulder can be unsettling. However, unless it accompanies pain, swelling, or other symptoms, joint cracking and popping are generally harmless. Cracking, clicking, and popping sounds are quite common in the joints. Doctors refer to this as crepitus. Though crepitus happens often, the reason that joints pop is not […]

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The temporal bone: Anatomy and function

The temporal bone: Anatomy and function

The temporal bone consists of a pair of bones that help make up the skull. Many cranial nerves and blood vessels pass through the temporal bone. Injuries to this bone can cause a loss of function in the facial muscles, as well as hearing loss and heavy bleeding. Keep reading to learn more about the […]

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Locked knee: Causes and what to do

Locked knee: Causes and what to do

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Causes and treatments for stiff fingers

Causes and treatments for stiff fingers

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What to know about CT head scans

What to know about CT head scans

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Tendons and ligaments: What is the difference?

Tendons and ligaments: What is the difference?

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What can cause toe swelling?

What can cause toe swelling?

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