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Muscles and Bones

Muscles are defined as contractile tissue of the body, and their function is to produce force and cause motion. Bones are termed as dense connective tissue. They protect the various organs of the body and support the muscles when they move.

Our online support group will help you locate others who live with muscle and bone conditions and doctors who deal with it; right in your neighborhood or anywhere around the world.
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Rheumatic Fever

The term "rheumatic" refers to synovial joints of the body ("rheum" refers to viscous fluid, such as synovial fluid), hence "rheumatic fever" connotes an illness associated with abnormalities of synovial joints. Synovial is a clear fluid that helps in lubrication of a joint. Any joint in the body which produces this fluid is known as a synovial joint. When a common strain of bac ... Read More

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that causes pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of function in the joints .It has several special features that make it different from other kinds of arthritis. Being is a systemic disease, hence it tends to affect other organs in the body as well. ... Read More

Spondylolisthesis

Spondydolisthesis is the slipping of part of the vertebrae of the spinal column so that they are out of place in relation to the vertebrae beneath. This can happen due to degeneration of the tissue or injury. It can cause debilitating back pain.

Join our online support group for spondydolisthesis to learn more about the condition, ask your questions to experts, and find treatment possibilities.

Spondylosis

Spondylosis is degenerative arthritis or osteoarthritis that affects the spine. It causes the spine is loose its structure and can affect the neck, mid-back, or low-back regions of the spine. Usually, aging is the cause.

Our online support group for people with spondylosis will help you know more about the disease and get in touch with doctors or other patients.

Strabismus

Squint is a misalignment of the two eyes so that both the eyes are not looking in the same direction.This misalignment may be constant,being present throughout the day or may be intermittent. Strabismus is the medical term for the eye condition commonly called as squint, crossed eyes or deviating eyes.It occurs due to the improper alignment of the muscles that maintain the eyeballs ... Read More

Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is a common injury and got its' name because tennis players tend to get it. It could equally well be called "plasterer's elbow" or "mechanic's elbow" or "painter's elbow". The medical name for tennis elbow is lateral epicondylitis of the humerus. Lateral means "on the side" and refers to the area of the elbow away from the body. The humerus is the largest bone in the upper arm and ... Read More

Tetanus

The master of a large ship mashed the index finger of his right hand with the anchor. Seven days later a somewhat foul discharge appeared; then trouble with his tongue--he complained he could not speak properly. The presence of tetanus was diagnosed, his jaws became pressed together, his teeth were locked, then symptoms appeared in his neck: on the third day opisthotonos appeared with sweating. Six ... Read More

Torticollis / Stiff Neck / Wryneck / Cervical Dystonia

Spasmodic torticollis is a chronic neurological movement disorder causing the neck to involuntarily turn to the left, right, upwards, and/or downwards. The condition is also referred to as "cervical dystonia".







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