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Trigger finger surgery: What to expect

Trigger finger surgery: What to expect

Trigger finger can leave the finger or thumb stuck in a crooked position. It causes pain and stiffness and makes it hard to move the affected digit. If other treatments are not successful or the condition is severe, surgery is usually successful in restoring full movement. The recovery time for trigger finger surgery is quick, […]

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Knee osteoarthritis: What’s the best weight loss plan?

Knee osteoarthritis: What’s the best weight loss plan?

A new study set out to explore the best weight loss regimen for overweight and obese people living with osteoarthritis of the knees. Knee osteoarthritis can sometimes lead to knee replacement surgery, as cartilage damage cannot be reversed. Osteoarthritis is the commonest form of arthritis and the most common joint disorder in the United States. […]

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What is overpronation?

What is overpronation?

When the arch of the foot collapses excessively downward or inward, this is known as overpronation. Sometimes, people call this condition flat feet. The way a person’s foot strikes the ground can have significant effects on their body. People with flat feet or who overpronate may be prone to more injuries than people with normal […]

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All you need to know about myositis

All you need to know about myositis

In today’s wording, the suffix –itis means a disease or inflammation of a specific organ or tissue. In the case of myositis, it is the muscles that are inflamed or diseased. Myositis can cause muscle diseases known as myopathies. Sometimes, a person may have myositis and not know the underlying cause. Fast facts on myositis: […]

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What is facet arthropathy?

What is facet arthropathy?

Like any joint, the facet joints can develop arthritis. This type of arthritis is called facet arthropathy. It may also be called facet joint osteoarthritis (FJOA). The facet joints, which are located along the back of the spine, keep special bones called vertebrae together and allow for a range of motion in the spine. What […]

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What is prolotherapy and what is it used to treat?

What is prolotherapy and what is it used to treat?

Prolotherapy is a procedure where a natural irritant is injected into the soft tissue of an injured joint. Supporters believe that it may provide significant relief for joint or back pain. The disruption to the lives of those who experience joint and back pain can be serious. From missed work to decreased mobility, the impact […]

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All you need to know about dwarfism

All you need to know about dwarfism

Dwarfism occurs when a person is unusually short. Dwarfism itself is not a disease and, as a result, it has no single medical definition. Different organizations define dwarfism according to various criteria. The advocacy group, Little People of America, define dwarfism as a condition that results in an adult height of less than 4 foot […]

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Anti-inflammatory diet: What to know

Anti-inflammatory diet: What to know

The human body uses inflammation to help fight illness and also protect areas from further harm. In most cases, inflammation is a necessary part of the healing process. However, some medical conditions cause faulty inflammatory responses. These are called chronic inflammatory diseases. One of the best measures a person can take to prevent or reduce […]