Posts tagged as: surgery

Feb

17
2015

Bunions: Cause & Treatments

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Bunions are bony humps that form at the base of the big toe. When this happens, the big toe will curve towards the other toes and cause the base of the toe to push towards the first metatarsal bone. It usually occurs at a joint and the entire body weight will be acting on it. This will result in tremendous pain and discomfort. Causes As we grow and develop, more pressure is acting on the foot due to the need to support the body’s entire weight. Therefore, it gets worse as age increases. Bunions is hereditary and will run inRead more


Feb

10
2015

Femur Shaft Fractures (Broken Thighbone): Cause & Treatments

Orthopaedic Injuries, Sports Injury     0

Our femur is the strongest and longest bone in our body. Due to the high strength, an extremely large force is necessary to cause any fracture. These situations can include a high speed car crash and this is the most common reason for such fracture. A force that is beyond the normal limits of the femur will result in a fracture. The long and straight part of the femur is called the femoral shaft and when there is a break along the femoral shaft fracture, it is known as a femoral shaft fracture. Causes of a femoral shaft fracture FemoralRead more


Jan

06
2015

Morton’s Neuroma: Symptoms & Treatment

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Morton’s neuroma is a medical condition affecting one of the many nerves running between the metatarsals in our foot. Metatarsals are one of the many bones found in the foot. The other bones are the tarsal bones and phalanges with metatarsals being the longest ones. There are a total of five metatarsal bones and the first is the largest and the smallest is the last. Morton’s neuroma is named after a doctor who first described this condition in 1876 – Dr Morton. It affects the plantar digital nerves running between the metatarsals and usually affects the third and fourth bone.Read more


Dec

30
2014

Lisfranc (Midfoot) Injury: Cause & Treatments

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Lisfranc or midfoot injuries are often the results of broken bones in the midfoot or torn ligaments. Lisfranc injuries can vary from complex to simple depending on the number of joints and bones that are involved. Many patients often mistaken their midfoot injury to that of a simple sprain. As a result, many choose to self-medicate with pain relief cream. However, Lisfranc injury is not as simple as it seems and may even require surgery in some cases. Located in the midfoot are clusters of small bones forming an arch at the top of the foot. There are five longRead more


Dec

02
2014

Arthritis of the Hand: Symptoms & Treatment

Hand Pain, Joint Pain     1

Arthritis is the generic name for inflammation in the joints. It can take many different form and the most common one is osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is the medical condition when the protective cushioning known as the cartilage is worn out due to wear and tear. It usually happens in areas such as the hand. In this article, we will look at some of the symptoms and treatment for hand arthritis. Pain Pain is the most straightforward symptom for any kind of medical conditions. In the initial stages of hand arthritis, the surrounding area will start to have a burning sensation especiallyRead more


Nov

25
2014

Bennett Fracture: Cause & Treatments

Hand Pain     0

A Bennett fracture happens when the bone located at the base of the thumb dislocates and breaks. It can be due to a sudden trauma during high impact sports or accidents. A Bennett fracture will result in swelling of the thumb, pain and the inability to use the thumb. In this article, we will look at the causes and treatments for Bennett fractures. Causes The causes of a Bennett’s fracture can differ. However, it happens when the metacarpal bone located in the arm fractures and breaks. This can be due to any kind of forces that will result in aRead more


Nov

18
2014

Hamstring Muscle Injuries: Cause & Treatments

Sports Injury     1

Hamstring injuries are a common occurrence in athletes. They are usually known as “pulled hamstring”. Sports requiring frequent sprinting such as soccer, rugby and basketball poses a higher risk of a hamstring injury. Hamstring injuries happen when the muscle location at the back of the thigh is injured in the form of a strain. Fortunately, this type of injury respond well to nonsurgical treatment. In this article, we will look at the causes and treatment methods for a pulled hamstring. The main cause of a hamstring injury is due to overloading of the hamstring muscle. The hamstring is a tendonRead more


Nov

04
2014

Adult Forearm Fractures: Cause & Treatments

Hand Pain     0

Our forearm is connected by two bones, the radius and ulna. In an event of a forearm fracture, both of the bones are often broken. The location of the fracture can be in several areas. It can appear at the wrist area, middle of forearm or nearer to the elbow. The main function of the forearm is to facilitate rotation of the wrist. This rotation movement allows us to turn our palms upwards or downwards. A forearm fracture will severely limit the amount of work we can do. Causes Fractures are usually caused by a sudden stress acting on itRead more


Oct

28
2014

Olecranon Fractures: Treatment & Management

Elbow Pain     1

Our elbow is a complex hinge joint made up of three different bones. It can also perform various functions. The elbow is able to bend and straighten up, rotate and turning up and down. When you try to bend your elbow, the sharp tip protruding out is called the olecranon. Olecranon fractures are injuries that affect the particular bone. Treatment After a patient suffers from an Olecranon fracture, the first thing a doctor will administer is ice and pain relief medication followed by elbow immobilization. The doctor will then determine if surgery is required depending on the extent of theRead more


Oct

14
2014

Scoliosis: Symptoms & Treatments

Spine Injury     0

Our spine is the structure that gives our body its shape and provide support to it. The entire spinal column consists of multiple small bones stacked together. The spine is designed to be curved naturally although it looks straight when it is viewed from the front. In fact, there are two S-curves at the spine. Scoliosis is a medical problem arising from the abnormal curvature of the spine. Patients who suffer from scoliosis have got spine that looks curved even when viewed from the front. Research has shown that scoliosis are more prevalent in females than males and affects 3Read more