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Condition. Plantar Fasciitis
November 30, 2021
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What is plantar fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is one of the frequent reasons people experience heel pain—more specifically, pain on the bottom of the heel. It occurs so often that about two million people are treated for the condition each year. Irritation and inflammation of the plantar fascia cause plantar fasciitis development. This strong band of fibrous […]
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Condition. Meniscus Tear
November 26, 2021
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Torn meniscus definition A torn meniscus is a commonly occurring injury of the knee. It happens when the knee is severely rotated or twisted and is most likely to occur when the knee is twisted or rotated while it is bearing the body’s weight. What is a meniscus? The knee consists of the large bone […]
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Condition. Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injury
November 26, 2021
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Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries to the knee occur less often than injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), and they frequently are not recognized. The ACL is the more familiar of the two structures, but both ligaments contribute to the knee’s stability. Therefore, if either of these ligaments is torn or injured, the person […]
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Condition. Psoriatic Arthritis
November 24, 2021
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Psoriatic arthritis definition Psoriatic arthritis is a type of arthritis that sometimes develops in people who have a condition known as psoriasis. The last is a skin disorder that causes a rash of red, scaly patches, mainly on the ankles, feet, elbows, and knees. Most often, psoriasis develops first, and psoriatic arthritis is diagnosed later, but […]
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Condition. Rheumatic Fever
November 24, 2021
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Rheumatic fever definition Rheumatic fever is a condition that sometimes develops when scarlet fever or strep throat are not adequately treated. Both scarlet fever and strep throat are bacterial infections that are caused by group A streptococcus bacteria. Rheumatic fever can develop in people of any age, but it most commonly occurs in children between […]
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Condition. Patellar Tendinitis
November 29, 2021
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Patellar tendinitis is an injury that involves the tendon that connects the patella or kneecap to the bone in the front of the lower leg or the shin. This tendon, along with the muscles in the front portion of the thigh, allows the knee to extend in movements like jumping, kicking, and running. Patellar tendonitis […]
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Condition. Flatfeet
November 24, 2021
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Flatfeet is a condition that occurs when the inside arch of the foot disappears. It allows the entire bottom of the foot to touch the ground when a person is standing. Usually, flatfeet don’t cause any pain. The condition may occur during childhood when the arches that normally form in the foot as a child […]
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Condition. Rheumatoid Arthritis
November 24, 2021
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What is rheumatoid arthritis? Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, autoimmune, inflammatory ailment that most often damages the small joints in the feet and hands. It can affect other systems and bodily organs such as the blood vessels, the lungs, the skin, and the eyes. Osteoarthritis causes wear-and-tear damage of the joints, but rheumatoid arthritis damages […]
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Condition. Pseudogout
November 24, 2021
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What does pseudogout mean? Pseudogout is also called calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease, or CPPD. It is a form of arthritis, but unlike other forms of arthritis, which typically slowly develop, the symptoms of pseudogout come on suddenly. Like other types of arthritis, it is characterized by pain and swelling in one or several of the […]
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Condition. Osteochondritis Dissecans
November 24, 2021
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Osteochondritis dissecans is a disorder that occurs in a joint. It happens when a section of cartilage and a small portion of the bone below it detaches from the bone’s end. Osteochondritis dissecans most often occurs in children and young men, especially after a joint has been injured. Osteochondritis dissecans happens most often in the […]
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