Changing direction rapidly, slowing down when running, and landing from a jump may cause tears in the ACL. Athletes who participate in skiing and basketball, and athletes who wear cleats, such as football players, are susceptible to ACL injuries.
Lupus occurs when an unknown trigger causes a person’s own immune system to attack their tissues, damaging the tissues and producing widespread inflammation. There is no known cause or cure for lupus; however, treatments are available. People with lupus have weakened immune systems, which can make them more likely to develop complications from the flu. Read More »
Your knee is the largest joint in your body and one of the most complex. Because you use it so much, it is vulnerable to injury. Because it is made up of so many parts, many different things can go wrong. Meniscal tears are among the most common knee injuries. Athletes, particularly those who play Read More »
Nerves are fragile and can be damaged by pressure, stretching, or cutting. Pressure or stretching injuries can cause the fibers carrying the information to break and stop the nerve from working, without disrupting the insulating cover. When a nerve is cut, both the nerve and the insulation are broken. Injury to a nerve can stop Read More »
It may not be Carpal Tunnel syndrome (CTS). Although carpal tunnel syndrome is common, it is not the only cause of numbness, tingling, and pain in the forearm and hand. Most of the lay public and some of the medical community are not aware of other causes, so numbness, tingling and pain may be mistakenly Read More »
Your first sign may be a bit of discomfort and stiffness in your groin, buttock, or thigh when you wake up in the morning. The pain flares when you are active and gets better when you rest. When the cartilage wears away completely, bones rub directly against each other. This makes it very painful for Read More »
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 »