Orthopedic Disorders

Orthopedic disorders involve anything to do with muscles, joints and ligaments. Common orthopedic conditions include knee problems, whiplash, torn cartilage, dislocated shoulder, fibromyalgia, foot pain and many more. Read about the causes of these conditions, symptoms, diagnosis treatment methods and surgery.

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  • A Guide to Bone Spurs: What Is It and How Does it Occur?
    A bone spur or osteophyte is extra bone, or bony projections that develop on the edges of normal bones, usually in the spine, shoulders, hands, hips, knees and feet. The causes for bone spurs are many, extending to stress, repetitive movements and aging.
  • Spurring of Tibial Spines in Humans
    Tibial bone spurs develop on the shin and can cause pain and threaten knee or ankle mobility. When this occurs, surgery may be needed to remove the bone spurs.
  • Signs and Symptoms of Thoracic Bone Spurs
    Thoracic bone spurs occur on the thoracic region of the spine. The symptoms these spurs produce are similar to those produced when the spurs occur on other areas of the spine; however, there a many treatment options available.
  • Arthroscopic Surgery for Jaw Disorders
    Arthroscopic surgery for the TMJ is currently accepted as a popular alternative to conventional surgery, when medical treatment does not relieve disorders of the jaw. Learn what TMJ disorders are and how they can be treated by this endoscopic procedure.
  • Acute Back Injury: Causes, Signs and Symptoms, and Treatment Options
    More than 90 percent of Americans experience an acute back injury some point in their lives, reports the American Family Physician. Read on to learn about what causes this painful condition and the treatment options that are available.
  • Types of Broken Bones
    Bone breaks or fractures cause acute or chronic pain and often need immediate repair. Causes can be trauma, disease, malnutrition or overuse. Bone breaks are classified as simple or complex and the bones may fracture in varied patterns.
  • Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH): Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment
    Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) is a disorder that may cause a bewildering array of symptoms including difficulty swallowing, extremity pain, and neurological disturbances. This article covers some of the hallmark signs, diagnostic methods, and treatments.
  • Signs and Symptoms of Rotator Cuff Injury
    Rotator cuff injuries are one of the most common shoulder ailments. Learn about the different types of rotator cuff injury, the signs and symptoms of each type, and when to seek treatment.
  • TMJ Physical Therapy Techniques
    TMJ disorder symptoms can make everyday tasks difficult and painful. Using physical therapy for TMJ, you can learn how to overcome the symptoms of a TMJ disorder.
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