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Knee Replacement

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...

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Osgood Schlatter Disease

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,...

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Eversion Sprain of the Ankle

It is very common to twist your ankle, and it often occurs in childhood. If your ankle becomes swollen and painful following that twist, you might have sprained it. This means you have probably stretched or town the ligaments that make up...

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Costochondritis

Costochondritis is when the cartilage connecting the breastbone and the rib becomes inflamed, the junction is referred to as the costosternal joint. Pain from this condition can mimic the signs of a heart attack and various other conditions...

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Cervical Radiculopathy (Pinched Nerve)

Some individuals suffer with neck pain that could end up radiating down into the arm and the shoulder. Most of the time, this pain is caused due to an injury near the spinal nerve root. This type of injury is often called a pinched nerve...

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Jersey Finger

Jersey finger is an injury to one of the different finger tendons. Most of the time, athletes will sustain this injury while participating in sports that require tackling like rugby or football. While the athlete is trying to grab the other...

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Dystonia

Dystonia is a disorder that affects movement, causing a person's muscles contract uncontrollably. When these contractions occur, the muscle group or affected body part twists involuntarily and results in repetitive movements or abnormal...

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Trochanteric Bursitis

Bursitis occurs when the small sacs of fluid cushioning and lubricating the areas between the bones and the tendons become inflamed. The trochanteric bursa are larger sacs that separate the greater trochanter (a bony protuberance on side of...

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Knee Bursitis

Bursitis is an inflammation of a sack of fluid called a bursa (plural = bursae). There are lots of bursae around the knee. They help to protect all the moving parts of the knee, such as the patella (knee cap), the tendons, and the...

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Finger Sprain

Finger sprains are injuries to your ligaments or any one of the three joints within the finger.  Since these injuries are often referred to as jammed fingers, it only makes sense that they are caused by jamming the finger into another...

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Anterior Wedge Fracture to the Vertebra

Anterior wedge fractures are fractures that occur when the vertebrae in the spine break down from some form of trauma. The fracture can also be caused by cancer, osteoporosis and any number of other conditions. Symptoms often include...

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Growth Plate Fractures

Growth plate fractures often affect the layer of tissue growing near the end portions of the child’s long bones.  Growth plates tend to be the weakest and softest parts of the skeleton.  Sometimes, they are even weaker than that of the...

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