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Can Your Orthopedic Doctor Treat Fibromyalgia

Can Your Orthopedic Doctor Treat Fibromyalgia

by Stephanie Meadows
I am sure that you have heard about fibromyalgia on television advertisements. However, without a visit to the orthopedic surgeon, not many people may know what this condition exactly is, and the symptoms that come with it.

Causes of Shoulder Pain

by Stephanie Meadows
Your shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint. The ball portion of the joint consists of the rounded head of the upper arm bone (humerus), and the socket portion is made up of a depression (glenoid) in the shoulder blade. The humeral head (ball) fits into the glenoid (socket) creating the joint that allows you to move your shoulder. The joint is surrounded and lined by cartilage, muscles, and tendons that provide support and stability and make it easy for you to move. It's your shoulder joint that lets you rotate your arm in all directions. Your range of motion depends on the proper articulation of the humeral head upon the glenoid.

Hip Pain, Shoulder Pain and Fibromyalgia

Hip Pain, Shoulder Pain and Fibromyalgia

by Stephanie Meadows
Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes aches and pain all over the body. People with fibromyalgia also have "tender points" throughout their bodies. Tender points are specific places on the neck, shoulders, back, hips, arms, and legs that hurt when pressure is put on them.

Could Your Sports Career Lead to Knee Pain?

Could Your Sports Career Lead to Knee Pain?

by Rismary Cabrera
The knee is made up of bones, cartilage, muscles, ligaments, and tendons, all working as one. The knee sits in the middle of three bones: the tibia (your shinbone), the femur (your thigh bone), and the patella (the kneecap). The patella is a flat, round bone that protects the knee joint. Your knees provide stability and allow your legs to bend, swivel, and straighten. Due to their intricacies, the hip and knee joints are the least stable in the body, susceptible to accelerated aging, deterioration, strain, and repetitive injuries. If the knee becomes injured, it can be due to many different things, but your sports career is a common one.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Vs. Arthritis

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Vs. Arthritis

by Stephanie Meadows
Like everybody else, you rely on the use of your hands for almost everything you do on a daily basis. Unfortunately, when you start to experience constant pain and discomfort in your hands and wrists, these simple tasks often become uncomfortable and more difficult. Two big culprits of this type of pain are Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and both conditions are infamous for the pain and discomfort they bring to the hands and wrists. Since both of these conditions lead to a similar type of pain, they can be easily confused. You should know that Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and arthritis are different conditions, and ultimately may have different treatments and outcomes.

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