Obesity may be a risk factor for the frail bone disease osteoporosis, a study suggests. US researchers have discovered that some people who are overweight have hidden fat…

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This will cause muscle weakness or paralysis, and usually masks the loss of muscle co-ordination. The ascending tracts refer to the neural pathways by which sensory information from…

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Osteomalacia is more common in women and often happens during pregnancy. It’s not the same as osteoporosis. Both can cause bones to break. But while osteomalacia is a…

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If you have RA, your immune system becomes overactive and attacks healthy parts of your body leading to inflammation and fatigue. RA may even lead to changes in…

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Internal oblique- a laterally lying muscle that is deep. Arises from the iliac crest and inserts into the inferior ribs and the xiphoid process. It compresses the abdomen,…

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That means the immune system, which normally protects the body from foreign substances, attacks the body instead. The disease is also idiopathic, which means that no exact cause…

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According to data published by Blue Cross Blue Shield in Jan. 2019, the average price for an inpatient knee replacement is $30,249, compared to $19,002 in an outpatient…

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The entire nail or only part of the nail can be removed. Surgical nail removal can be done in your doctor’s office. Your doctor will give you an…

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If osteoarthritis of the shoulder causes aching pain and limits your ability to move without discomfort, your doctor may recommend an over-the-counter pain relief medication. Many doctors recommend…

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A cortisone shot can be used to treat some problems in the arm and hand. These can include trigger fingers, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, tennis elbow and…

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