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Ganglion Cyst

Posted on Sep 11th, 2018

Ganglion cysts are a noncancerous lump that tends to develop along the joints or the tendons within the hands and the wrists. They can also occur in the feet and the ankles. They are generally a round or oval shape and consist of a jelly-like fluid. A small cyst can be the size of a pea, while...
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Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy

Posted on Aug 31st, 2018

One of the most common types of physical complaints is that of pain in the shoulder. The shoulder is composed of multiple joints, tendons and muscles that all join together to provide you with an increased range of movement in the arm. Since so many different structures make up the shoulder, it is...
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Ischial Bursitis

Posted on Aug 24th, 2018

A bursa usually sits between a tendon/muscle and the bone. It helps to protect the tendon from rubbing against the bone. The bursa is a sac of fluid so it acts similar to a small cushion, proving protection and dampening from surrounding friction and pressure. The ischium is a bony protuberance at...
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Retrocalcaneal Bursitis

Posted on Aug 15th, 2018

 This common foot pain is often seen in athletes, especially runners. Often times, the condition is thought to be Achilles tendonitis, but it can also occur at the same time as Achilles tendonitis. Common symptoms include a pain in the back part of the heel, especially when trying to run uphill or...
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Osteosarcoma

Posted on Aug 13th, 2018

Osteosarcoma is considered to be the most common form of cancer developing within the bone. Just like all of the other osteoblasts within normal bones, the cells forming this cancer complete the bone matrix, but this matrix isn't as strong as that of normal bones. Most of the time, this condition is...
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Thoracic Spine Pain

Posted on Aug 02nd, 2018

Upper back pain is common, although less prevalent than lower back pain. Typically pain is caused between the shoulder blades. The pain can be felt across the shoulders, upper back, shoulder blades and ribs. Sometimes the pain can travel around to the front of the chest, although this is unusual....
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Hip Replacement

Posted on Aug 02nd, 2018

Hip replacement surgery involves removing an arthritic hip joint and replacing it with an artificial one, known as a prosthesis. The prostheses consists of a ball component, made of ceramic or metal, and a socket, which is composed of a liner or insert that is made of ceramic, metal or plastic. The...
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Bunions

Posted on Jul 31st, 2018

If the joint connecting your big toe to your foot is swollen, sore or has a bump, you might be dealing with a bunion. It’s an extremely common problem affecting middle to late-aged women. This deformity is often attributed to wearing shoes that are narrow and tight, as well as high heels. 90%...
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Knee Replacement

Posted on Jul 29th, 2018

If your knee is significantly damaged from injury or arthritis, it might be difficult for you to perform some of the simplest activities, such as climbing stairs or walking. You might begin feeling pain when lying down or sitting. If non-surgical treatments aren’t helpful, you might have no other...
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Osgood Schlatter Disease

Posted on Jul 26th, 2018

Osgood Schlatter disease causes a painful lump just below the kneecap in adolescents and children who are going through a growth spurt attributed to puberty. The disease often occurs in those who participate in sports that involve running, jumping and changing directions quickly, such as in soccer,...
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