Health Articles

  • Golfer’s elbow is similar to tennis elbow (both are forms of elbow tendonitis) but occurs on the inside of the elbow rather than the outside. There will be inflammation along the inner side of the elbow, where the tendons of the forearm muscles attach to the bony bump on the inside of the elbow.

  • The shoulder is composed of the shoulder blade (scapula), collarbone (clavicle), and upper arm bone (humerus). With two joints, the glenohumeral and acromioclavicular, the shoulder is widely considered to be the most unstable joint.

  • The cause of trigger finger is generally unknown. However, it is found more commonly in women than men as well as in those suffering from other health issues, such as diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis.

  • A herniated disc is the rupture of a spinal disc, which is the soft cushion that sits between each vertebra of the spine. When the disc ruptures, a small part of the spinal disc is pushed outside its normal boundary, and the spinal nerves and spinal cord may become pinched.

  • Lifting improperly can lead to a plethora of problems. Whether you are lifting a small child or helping your neighbor load his moving truck, employing proper lifting techniques can help you avoid both acute and chronic back problems.

  • Your neck is the upper portion of the spine, called the cervical spine. It is made up of seven small vertebrae, intervertebral discs to absorb shock, joints, the spinal cord, eight nerve roots, vascular elements, 32 muscles, and ligaments.

  • Though osteoarthritis is more common in hips and knees, its symptoms are the same when in the ankle. Patients experience pain, inflammation, cartilage damage, and immobility, which can hinder a person’s lifestyle at work, home, and in recreational activities.

  • While you may feel outside of your comfort zone without your trusty pair of shoes, hanging on to them can put you at risk for serious injury. As time passes, running shoes start losing stability as well as their impact absorption capabilities. Replacing them is the answer—but when?

  • Plantar fasciitis is an irritation of the thick tissue, known as the plantar fascia, located on the bottom of the foot.

  • Located in the back of the leg, the hamstring is made up of three muscles that connect at the pelvis and the lower leg.