Archive | February, 2017

Tennis leg

Tennis leg is a term utilize to describe ache or discomfort in the leg due to a tear in the interior dome of the big calf muscle or the plantaris muscle or even both. The individual might experience pain and weakness if attempting to stand up on tip toes. Tennis leg involves a rupture or […]

Patella tendon rupture

The patella tendon links the patella to the shin bone. A partial rupture of the tendon is often due to a jumping or explosive load on the tendon. The patella tendon or ligament connects the patella to the anterior part of the tibia at a protrusion known as the tibial tuberosity. It serves as a […]


Discitis involves inflammation of the vertebral disc space in the spine. The condition is common among children below 9 years of age and can also develop after a surgical procedure to the spine as a complication, but this is rare. The inflammation of the intervertebral discs is usually due to an infection in any part […]

Lower right abdominal pain

Lower right abdominal pain is usually acute. The pain can occur abruptly or chronic in nature. The other usual symptoms that might be present include vomiting, nausea, tenderness, constipation, bloating, gas, fever and appetite loss. Common causes of lower right abdominal pain Appendicitis Appendicitis is a condition where the appendix is inflamed and has been […]

Gunshot wound to the shoulders

A gunshot wound is caused by a projectile from any type of firearm which can be accidental or intentional. A gunshot wound might have only an entry wound or sometimes an exit wound. The degree of damage and severity of the injuries depends on the bullet and firearm, path of the projectile and type of […]

Celiac disease

Celiac disease is an autoimmune digestive condition caused by the consumption of foods that contain gluten. A proper diet should be maintained if diagnosed with the condition. If an individual is diagnosed with celiac disease, the lining of the small intestines is damaged by these foods. Gluten is a protein present in large amounts in […]

Indications of a calf strain

A calf strain involves a tear of the muscle fibers at the rear part of the lower leg and ranges from minor to severe. Injuries to the calf muscle typically occur from abrupt pushing off movement or excessive stretching during jumping activities or rapid directional changes. What are the indications of a calf strain? The […]

Achilles bursitis

Achilles bursitis is a common cause of foot pain among runners. It is oftentimes mistaken as Achilles tendonitis or can also occur along with it. The bursa is a small-sized sac of fluid that is found between a tendon and bone to promote smooth movement over the bone. The retrocalcaneal bursa is in the foot […]

High ankle sprain

A high ankle sprain involves injury to the anterior tibiofibular ligament that links the tibia and fibula right above the ankle. Indications The indications include the following: Pain when pushing on the tibiofibular ligament that links the tibia and fibula at the base of the leg/top part of the ankle. Difficulty walking Pain is reproduced […]

Hammer toe

Hammer toe is characterized by the bent upwards position of the smaller toes in the foot. The toe might be straightened out but if ignored, it can become a lasting deformity. In every small toe, it is comprised of 3 bones known as phalanges which form 2 interphalangeal joints. The toe flexes at the 1st […]