Musculoskeletal Disorders

January 19, 2022
What a Pain in the Knee! Occasional Knee Pain and How to Deal With It

The knee is the largest joint in the body, one of the most complex, and one of the joints that suffer the greatest load. The risk of knee injuries and degenerative diseases is high, and few can say they have never experienced knee pain. In most chronic diseases, the pain is persistent and dull. On […]

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December 20, 2021
Is Peroneal Tendon Tear Dangerous?

If you’ve just received the diagnosis of peroneal tendon tear, you may be wondering whether this is a serious injury. ‘A tear’ sounds quite concerning, and you’re probably worried about treatment possibilities and potential consequences. Let this text help you learn more about what to expect during and after diagnostics and treatment.   Understanding the […]

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October 17, 2021
Causes of Knee Pain in Young Adults

When I was younger, I imagined this part of my life to include less creaky joints. Who has knee pain at 25 years old?! That always felt like problems of our parents’ age-- that the groan of stiff joints came after the dad jokes had time to ferment and become embarrassing to our teenage kids. […]

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September 9, 2021
Can Stretching and Exercise help with Low Back Pain?

Chronic low back pain is a pain in the lower back (between the lowest rib and gluteal area)that persists for more than three months. Many conditions can cause a painful back, yet, chronic back pain has no evident cause in most cases, and is therefore referred to as non-specific. Studies say that 80-90% of adults […]

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August 3, 2021
Can a Back Brace Fix Scoliosis? Here's the Recent Research

Scoliosis affects 1% to 3% of adolescents in the United States - a significant number of young people with a deformity that impairs their physical appearance and brings a potential risk for complications. Precisely those, who are at risk from complications, usually need bracing, which may be equally aesthetically unacceptable for an adolescent as the […]

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July 26, 2021
Common Habits and Activities that are Harming Your Posture in the Long Run

Our health does not always lean on big events like opening a gym membership or starting a new diet. Often, it is built on a dozen small habits we engage in daily. Health is in the decision to bike to the grocery store instead of taking the car. The habit of mindlessly snacking may open […]

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July 3, 2021
What a Pain in the Neck! -- Explaining Text Neck Syndrome

No one likes going to the hospital.   Yet, a 16-year-old girl found herself being admitted into a pediatric unit for a set of puzzling symptoms. Her head would often hurt, with dizziness as a twin that followed close behind. She had a sudden onset of pain in her neck. Imagine something dull and twisted […]

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May 5, 2021
Is it Ever Too Late to Save your Posture?

What Causes Poor Posture? A few variables can cause poor kyphotic posture, the most common one being our seating habits. We tend to slouch over and protrude our shoulders forward for a prolonged period without changing position, for example, sitting at the computer desk, slouching to use your mobile phone, watching TV etc. (1). These […]

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April 8, 2021
Beware of the Bone Thief - A Guide to Osteoporosis

More than two decades ago, the famous NHANES III study found that approximately 10% of people aged 50 and over suffer from osteoporosis. In 2010, these results were supplemented with the new findings: apart from 10% suffering from osteoporosis, 43% more have osteopenia. In other words, over 50% of people older than 50 have low […]

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April 5, 2021
Living with Osteoarthritis: Management and Lifestyle Recommendations

Joint failure, as such when all joint structures undergo damage (e.g. cartilage loss, joint-bridging muscle weakness, sclerosis of bony plates), is the biggest thief of independence. Joint injury in the setting of failure of protective mechanisms has robbed off people of their ability to perform daily activities and lead satisfying, productive lives. Osteoarthritis is the […]

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March 31, 2021
Upper Crossed Syndrome: Symptoms, Diagnosis, And Management

No doubt, the use of cell phones and computers has completely revolutionized our world. Many businesses now became online, and has reduced the need for 9 to 5 jobs. Unfortunately, that must come with a price. The prevalence of heart disease, hypertension, and other chronic conditions had a monkey jump in the last few years. […]

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March 27, 2021
A Trap in the Bend: Why Do People Keep Slouching When It Is Bad?

Everyone, at some point, has been told to keep their backs straight or else they’re risking themselves to a lifetime of chronic back pains. Yet, slouching has been almost universal among people no matter the age, background, and fitness level. It is deemed easier to maintain and more comfortable over time. So how does something […]

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March 12, 2021
Common Spinal Disorders in the Elderly and Their Treatments

Mobility is one of the central functions of humans. For it to be fulfilled, the spine, which is the central component of this function, has to work together with the rest of the musculoskeletal system in an intricate, complex manner to execute the required movements in a pain-free fashion. It has evolved through time to […]

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March 9, 2021
Dynapenia, A Silent Killer of the Elderly

Dynapenia is the age-related loss of muscle strength and force. Tough it is a normal process that happens with aging, as the population grows older, dynapenia is gaining in importance, just like many other geriatric conditions. In 2008, CDC reported that 16-18% of women and 6-8% of men cannot stoop, kneel, or lift 10lbs (ca. […]

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February 26, 2021
Distal Muscular Dystrophy: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Management

What is Distal Muscular Dystrophy? Distal muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a distal disease that consists of a group of rare muscle diseases (i.e., myopathies). These diseases generally start from distal muscles (i.e., muscles of hands and feet) and then spread to the rest of the body.  Causes: DMD is a genetic disease and may be […]

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