Costochondritis is a form of chest or upper abdominal pain which develops in the costochondral joints of the chest. As the term costo (rib), chondr (cartilage), … [Read more...] about What Causes Costochondritis And How Can It Be Treated?
Bone, Muscle, & Joint
Each knee has two menisci -- the lateral meniscus and the medial meniscus. The menisci are crescent-shaped pads of cartilage that serve as cushions between the … [Read more...] about What Is A Torn Lateral Meniscus And How Is It Treated?
I would like more information on hip replacement surgery. I expect to undergo this procedure in the next few months. In hip replacement surgery, all or part of … [Read more...] about What To Do Before Hip Replacement Surgery
I am only 32 but have been diagnosed with osteoporosis. I experience debilitating pain in my upper back. My doctor says the pain is "in my head" and recommends … [Read more...] about Does Osteoporosis Cause Back And Joint Pain?
I read that young females should be on a calcium supplement to prevent osteoporosis. My 16-year-old daughter takes a multivitamin, but should she take a medium … [Read more...] about Should Young Females Take Calcium Supplements?
What happens in bone marrow transplants? Why is it difficult to find a match? The concept of bone marrow transplants (BMTs) is remarkably simple, but the … [Read more...] about Why Do People Need Bone Marrow Transplants?
I have been diagnosed with costochondritis. What is it? Will it go away completely and will I be able to resume an active lifestyle? Do I need to take any … [Read more...] about What Is Costochondritis And What Is The Treatment?
I'm interested in getting information on people's experience with knee replacements. What are the information sources to tap into? I like the way you think. … [Read more...] about Patient Experiences With Knee Replacement Surgery
What does tennis elbow have to do with golf? Is it caused by a new-fangled golf swing that incorporates the tennis swing into the golf swing? No, tennis elbow … [Read more...] about Taking Tennis Elbow Out Of Your Golf Swing
I got a stress fracture in track a few months ago. Although the pain is practically all gone, my doctor said that I have to refrain from strenuous activity for … [Read more...] about How Can I Stay In Shape While Recovering From A Stress Fracture?
I am 74 years old and have never taken hormone therapy. My doctor put me on Fosamax last year, and since I can't actually see any results, I would like to know … [Read more...] about Is Fosamax Effective For Strengthening Bones?
I have been told that I have a piriformis muscle that spasms. I have been to chiropractors and physical therapy, but have not found a really good stretch for … [Read more...] about Do You Know Any Stretches For The Piriformis Muscle?
What is Charcot joint? How does it happen? What are the various treatments? Is bone fusion the only option or are there less invasive treatments available? The … [Read more...] about What Is Charcot Joint And What Are The Treatments?
Carpal tunnel syndrome has been much in the news in recent years, as it has become better understood, and because of changes in the workplace in recent years … [Read more...] about The Symptoms And Treatment Of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Most women between 25 and 50 years old get only about one-third of the U.S. recommended daily allowance of calcium their bodies require. Broccoli, cauliflower, … [Read more...] about Osteoporosis Prevention Exercises And Diet
The development of osteoporosis is not necessarily a natural by-product of aging. There are things that you can do now to help keep the disease at bay. … [Read more...] about Risk Factors Associated With Osteoporosis
Thirty-one year old Heidi Gerstein is like many young women today. Between working full-time as an attorney and raising two small children, she has little time … [Read more...] about What Causes Osteoporosis
Temporomandibular disorder, or more commonly known with the acronym TMJ, is a condition affecting the temporomandibular joint that is associated with your hinge … [Read more...] about Causes Of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
What is TMJ and when it is accompanied by fever? What is the treatment? TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, which operates the jaw. It connects the lower … [Read more...] about Temporomandibular Joint – What Is TMJ?
Sounds like a weed in your garden, but plantar fasciitis is actually a common foot problem. It is the most common cause of heel pain, and the pain can sometimes … [Read more...] about Plantar Fasciitis: That Aching Pain in Your Heel
Charley horses, or muscle cramps, are very common. In one recent survey, about a third of all those asked said they had suffered at least one muscle cramp in … [Read more...] about What Causes “Charley Horses” And How Can They Be Prevented?
Trigger finger is a condition that makes it difficult to straighten a finger after bending it. This is caused by inflammation or swelling of the fibrous sheath … [Read more...] about What Is Trigger Finger And How Is It Treated?
Common treatments for asthma and prostate cancer could affect bone health, according to two new studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine … [Read more...] about Some Life Enhancing Drugs May Weaken Bones