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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regularly stretching the calf, ankle, and peroneal muscles. wearing footwear that appropriately supports the foot. maintaining proper form when doing exercises that involve the calf, ankle, or peroneal…

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grade 1 (doubtful): doubtful joint space narrowing and possible osteophytic lipping. grade 2 (minimal): definite osteophytes and possible joint space narrowing. grade 3 (moderate): moderate multiple osteophytes, definite…

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A study in the Netherlands found that far-infrared sauna use helped patients with rheumatoid arthritis feel less fatigue, pain and stiffness. A Japanese study tracked several patients as…

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The spinal nerves are numbered according to the vertebrae above which it exits the spinal canal. The 8 cervical spinal nerves are C1 through C8, the 12 thoracic…

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Swelling around the joint, or recurrent joint effusions. Feeling as though your knee wants to “give out” when you’re standing, walking, or going up and down stairs. Noticeable…

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For many people, sciatica responds well to self-care. Rest for a couple of days after a flare-up begins, but don’t wait too long before resuming activity. Long periods…

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How long does it take to heal tendonitis? Tendonitis is when a tendon swells (becomes inflamed) after a tendon injury. It can cause joint pain, stiffness, and affect…

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If you have an injury lower in your spinal cord at or below anatomic level of TH12/L1 you lose muscle tone in the bladder and sphincter. Due to…

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Once this type of joint damage occurs, it usually cannot be reversed with medications. See if you can find the erosions on the X-rays or MRI below. Arthritis…

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