Archive | February, 2015

Knee joint infection

It is a known fact that the knee is a complex structure comprised of cartilage, ligaments and other components that allow movement of two adjacent bones. The joint is lubricated by synovial fluid which allows smooth movement. It is important to note that the fluid within the knee joint can become acutely infected which is […]

What is diabetic foot?

Diabetes is a condition that involves high blood sugar that affects millions of individuals all over the world. Diabetic foot issues have been a main health issue and a common cause of hospitalizations. Most cases of foot problems among diabetics are caused by two serious complications of the disease – nerve damage and poor circulation. […]

Calcaneus fracture

A heel bone or calcaneus fracture is considered as a debilitating injury. This type of fracture most often occur during high-impact collisions such as falling from a height or a vehicular accident. Due to this, a calcaneus fracture is often severe and can result to long-term issues. To learn to recognize and manage bone injuries including […]

What is burning thigh pain?

It is important to note that the nerves are responsible for bringing information to the brain about the environment and sending messages from the brain to activate the muscles. In order to achieve this, the nerves pass over, under, around and throughout the bones, joints and muscles. In most cases, there is adequate room to […]

Throwing injuries of the elbow among children

Once spring season starts, there is an increase in the cases of elbow issues among young children who play baseball. The usual elbow issues among children include medial apophysitis which is commonly called as Little Leaguer’s elbow. It is important to note that Little Leaguer’s elbow as well as osteochondritis dissecans can affect baseball pitchers […]

When pets cause allergies

It is a known fact that furry animals are considered as the most common and potential cause of allergies. Nevertheless, the fur is not usually the only animal allergen. Even the short-haired, non-shedding animals leave behind a trail of saliva and dander. Cats are usually allergenic than dogs. Even though certain dog breeds are considered […]