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Torn meniscus

A torn meniscus is defined by knee pain and limited movement of the joint. The injury can occur if the knee is twisted forcefully from an abrupt stop and turn movement. Oftentimes, kneeling or squatting are possible causes. What are the indications? The usual signs of a torn meniscus include: Knee pain Swelling Difficulty bending […]

Diarrhea

Diarrhea is a common ailment that affects individuals at some point in life. If diarrhea occurs, the stools are watery or loose. In most instances when diarrhea arises, multiple episodes occur in a day, but the frequency is not necessarily a determining factor. What are the causes? There are various possible causes for diarrhea such […]

Overview on turf toe

Turf toe is a sore injury at the center of the big toe that affects athletes playing baseball, football or soccer. The condition involves damage once the individual strongly strikes the toe into the floor or flexes the toe backward beyond its usual limits. The injury typically occurs on playing fields of grass or artificial […]

Puncture wound injury

A puncture wound can be shallow or deep. The treatment for the wound is based on its seriousness as well as the size and object responsible. In addition, the treatment is also based on whether the object is still left in the body or removed. Any object that protrudes out of the skin is called […]

What is a wrist sprain?

A wrist sprain involves the wrist ligaments. These ligaments are durable tissue bands that link one bone to another to form the joints. When the ligament is impaired, it might be strained, partially torn or completely ripped apart. A sprain is generally brought about by abrupt activity that twists or tears the ligament. This is […]

Posterior cruciate ligament injury

Posterior cruciate ligament injury involves damage to one of the knee ligaments. This ligament links the thighbone to the shinbone at the rear part of the knee. Once the ligament is damaged, it can be stretched, partly torn or fully ripped apart. A full tear can cause the knee to loosen and become unstable. The […]

Jersey finger

A jersey finger involves a tear in one of the hand tendons. These tendons are sturdy tissue bands that links muscles to bones. In most cases, the flexor tendon is usually torn. The flexor tendons link the hand muscles to the bones close to the fingertips. These tendons are utilized to bend or flex the […]

Close look on a head injury

A head injury is any form of damage on the skull, scalp or brain. Some injuries can result to minor pain but without any lasting issues. Other injuries are considered serious. In some cases, a head injury can lead to a concussion while severe injuries can lead to lasting disability or even death. What is […]

Electric shock

An electric shock occurs if an individual is exposed to an electric current which moves through the body. Remember that once this occurs, it can cause significant injury or even death. An electric shock can occur from the following: Lightning Contact with open parts of electrical machines or wiring Machinery Electric arcs from any high-voltage […]

Third-degree burn

A third-degree burn is a serious form of burn. It affects all the skin layers and might involve damage to other underlying tissues beneath the skin. The injury can be deep that only the borders recuperate. Scars will later cover the burned area if a skin graft is not carried out. What are the possible […]