Osteochondritis dissecans is a medical condition caused by bone under cartilage dying from lack of blood circulation. Bone particles can dislodge to cause pain with joint movement. It can occur from an injury or months of high-impact activities. The condition can affect any joints on the body. Symptoms may include swelling or tenderness around the... Read More »
Osteomyelitis is an infection that can infect any bones inside the body. A recent injury to a bone can cause the disease to occur. Infection can travel through the bloodstream to reach other bones inside the body. People suffering from diabetes can develop the disease in their legs and feet. Chronic health problems can make... Read More »
Osteonecrosis develops in stages. Hip pain is typically the first symptom. This may lead to a dull ache or throbbing pain in the groin or buttock area. As the disease progresses, it will become more difficult to stand and put weight on the affected hip, and moving the hip joint will be painful.
Runner’s knee is dull pain around the front of the knee. Patellofemoral pain may be the result of irritation of the soft tissues around the front of the knee. Strained tendons are fairly common in athletes. Other contributing factors to patellofemoral pain include overuse, muscle imbalance and inadequate stretching. Pain that begins in another part... Read More »