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What to know about kyphosis

What to know about kyphosis

Kyphosis is an abnormal rounding of the upper back. It is a relatively common condition that often develops in adolescence or young adulthood. Having a small curve in the upper back is normal. Kyphosis is an excessive spinal curve that can cause discomfort and lasting issues throughout the body. Poor posture, abnormalities in the spine, […]

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Sunken fontanel: Everything you need to know

Sunken fontanel: Everything you need to know

A sunken fontanel occurs when the soft spot on a baby’s skull becomes more deep set than usual. One of the major causes is dehydration. The human skull is made up from several bones that are connected by tough fibrous tissue called sutures. These sutures give the skull some flexibility, allowing the head to pass […]

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What causes a lateral collateral ligament sprain?

What causes a lateral collateral ligament sprain?

A lateral collateral ligament sprain occurs when the ligament on the outer side of the knee tears. This type of sprain is most common in people who play contact sports, such as football. While knee injuries represent up to 39 percent of all injuries in athletes, lateral ligament injuries are less common. Many lateral collateral […]

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What are bone metastases in prostate cancer?

What are bone metastases in prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer can sometimes spread from the prostate to the bones, which is known as bone metastasis. Although there is no cure for bone metastases, treatment can help relieve symptoms and extend life. Metastasis is the term for cancer spreading to other parts of the body. Although prostate cancer can spread to any part of […]

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Through my eyes: Bilateral hip dysplasia

Through my eyes: Bilateral hip dysplasia

My name is David Brown, and I am grateful for the opportunity to write this article. I decided to have a more open dialogue with my chronic condition. It has not come easily to me, but I am progressing to a healthier relationship with what has been lifelong pain. ‘I have congenital bilateral hip dysplasia, […]

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What’s the best way to get rid of a bunion?

What’s the best way to get rid of a bunion?

Bunion removal is when doctors use surgery to remove a bony bump, or bunion, that forms at the base of the big toe. People may require bunion removal if other treatments do not bring relief. It is usually successful. Bunions can cause intense pain and may increase the risk of other foot problems. Research estimates […]

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What is wryneck and how is it treated?

What is wryneck and how is it treated?

Wryneck occurs when the neck muscles twist beyond their usual capacity, causing the head to tilt. The condition is also known as torticollis or loxia. Wryneck may develop over time. It can also occur after an injury to the area, or because of a reaction to medication. A person with wryneck may find it uncomfortable […]

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Vitamin A supplements could harm bone health

Vitamin A supplements could harm bone health

Vitamin A is a vital nutrient that supports the body’s development and strengthens the immune system. Because our bodies do not naturally produce vitamin A, some choose to take supplements. However, too much vitamin A is likely to harm bone health, researchers warn. When does vitamin A pose a risk to bone health? A new […]