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Diagnosis of Polymyalgia

Polymyalgia, also known as polymyalgia rheumatica, is an inflammatory disease of the muscles similar to rheumatoid arthritis. It typically causes pain and stiffness in the neck, shoulders and hips.

Ball of Foot Pain - Causes and Treatments

Ball of foot pain can be caused by a number of conditions, but the common causes are metatarsalgia, neuroma and 2nd metatarsal overload syndrome. This article describes the condition, the common causes and recommended treatments for metatarsalgia, a common cause of ball of foot pain.

Signs & Symptoms of Hip Disease

Many diseases and disorders can affect the hips.hip bones image by JASON WINTER from Fotolia.comThe hips are types of joints called ball-and-socket joints because the top of the thigh bone is shaped like a ball and fits within the socket of the pelvic bone. There are many diseases and...

How to Support Bone Health

Bone health is an important consideration for people of every age group and gender. A calcium rich diet and daily exercise is the recommended supplement for bone health in childhood and adults. The average woman needs 1,000 mg of calcium daily, but girls between the ages of nine and eighteen need 1,

Suffering From Plantar Fasciitis

It wasn't long ago that, while exercising, I experienced a painful tear in my left foot. The pain was sharp and radiated at my heel. In all fairness, it was torture and nearly brought me to my knees. My workout ended immediately and, after a day of elevation, icing and no improvement, I knew so

What Is a Split Tendon?

Tendons are stretchy bands of tissue that connect muscles to bones. They consist of several individual strands of tissue, known as fibers. The more a tendon is used, the quicker these fibers tend to split. Tendon splits are often mild, but should be attended to immediately to prevent further damage

How to Reduce Knee Pain From a Torn Cartilage

Your knee cartilage acts as a shock absorber between your shin and thighbones. Your knee cartilage, or the meniscus, is prone to injuries because you use your knees so much. A torn cartilage may be caused by twisting your knee or by degenerative changes in the cartilage. If you play contact sports,

What Is Fluid on the Knee?

Fluid on the knee, or water on the knee, is a condition involving an excessive amount of fluid accumulating inside the knee joint or around it. The fluid builds up due to an injury or an underlying medical condition.

How to Treat Frozen Shoulder With Massage

Frozen shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis, happens when the shoulder capsule is injured, limiting movement or making movement painful. Frozen shoulder is diagnosed when the range of movement is limited when the shoulder is moved by the patient or the attending physician. Frozen shoulder is painful, bu

Big Feet Help - Answers to Your Questions

Have you given up on finding cute shoes in your size? Women living with big feet can be problem, but you don't have to stress out about your big feet another day.

Diet for Gout Arthritis

Gout is a form of arthritis in which uric acid crystals form in the joints. Uric acid, a substance that breaks down purines, softens in the blood and leaves the body as urine. These crystal formations cause swelled, painful joints. The American Academy of Family Physicians says gout arthritis start

How to Heal From Total Knee Replacement

A total knee replacement is a surgical procedure whereby a knee joint diseased by arthritis is removed and replaced with artificial metal and plastic components. An injury that damages the knee joint can also make knee replacement surgery necessary. A report published in the June 22, 2009, issue of

How to Rebuild & Strengthen Tendons

Injuries to the tendons are common for athletes and active individuals. Rebuilding and strengthening a tendon after injury is straightforward. With patience, rest and strength exercises, the tendon can regain its full strength and functionality.

How to Treat Tendon Injuries in the Arm

A tendon is a fibrous tissue that attaches the muscle to bone. Although rare, a tendon rupture could be a serious problem, resulting in pain and permanent disability when left untreated. Tendon ruptures can take place in arms, legs, feet or anywhere where there has been an impact. An affected arm ne