Archive | July, 2017

Overview on dengue

Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral infection reported in various countries all over the globe. Generally, the infection is mild and settles in a week without triggering any lasting effects. In rare instances though, it can become serious and life-threatening. Even today, there is no specific treatment or vaccine which is why it is vital to […]

What is a neck headache?

A neck headache or cervicogenic headache is a secondary headache disorder which is brought about by a neck joint issue. Luckily, dealing with the neck issue can help in alleviating the neck headache. What are the causes? The neck headache can start from any of the musculoskeletal and neurovascular structures in the upper region of […]

Overview on golfer’s elbow

Golfer’s elbow involves injury to the muscles the flex the fingers and wrist. The site of injury is the medial epicondyle which is bony protrusion on the interior of the elbow where the muscles are attached. Indications Generally, an individual with golfer’s elbow experiences pain during gripping motions or resisted flexion of the fingers or […]

Overview on a hamstring strain

A hamstring strain is a prevalent injury to the leg that involves a tear in one or several hamstring muscles. The injury can range from minor to severe involving a full tear of the muscle. What are the causes? The usual causes for a hamstring strain can be categorized as primary or secondary. Primary There […]

Overview on spondylolysis

Spondylolysis is simply described as a stress fracture of the back. It is the usual root of physical back pain among children, teenagers and young adults with active lifestyles. This is a non-displaced form of stress fracture of the spinal vertebra. Among children or teenagers, it typically arises from a fault or stress fracture involving […]

What is Charcot foot?

Charcot foot involves weakening of the foot bones that occurs among those with significant nerve damage. The bones are weakened to a point where it breaks and if one continues to walk, the foot eventually alters shape. As the condition progresses, the joints collapse and the foot takes on an unusual shape such as a […]