Archive | July, 2017

What is diabetes insipidus?

Diabetes insipidus is an uncommon ailment where an individual produces excessive amounts of urine and often feels thirsty. The condition is not linked to diabetes but it shares some of the same indications. The 2 main indications of diabetes insipidus include: Excessive thirst Passing out significant amounts of urine even during night time In severe […]

Close look on a wry neck?

A wry neck involves neck pain and stiffness that can be accompanied by spasms of the adjacent neck muscles. This results to neck pain and inability or difficulty in turning the neck in full range of motion. This condition is quite common but can be disabling due to the constant episode of intense pain during […]

Close look on tennis elbow

Tennis elbow involves damage to the muscles responsible for extending the wrist and fingers. The site of damage is usually the lateral epicondyle or bony protrusion on the exterior of the elbow where the muscles attach. If the condition lasts more than 6 weeks, it is considered as sub-acute. In case it lasts longer than […]

What is chronic ankle instability?

Chronic ankle instability is described as recurrent giving away of the lateral side of the ankle. This usually develops after sustaining repeated cases of ankle sprains. In most cases, the “giving away” arises while walking or engaging in other activities but can still occur while standing. Individuals with chronic ankle instability often end up with […]

Overview on piriformis syndrome

Piriformis syndrome occurs once the sciatic nerve is crushed and/or irritated by the piriformis muscle as it travels deep through the buttock, resulting to discomfort. The piriformis muscle starts mostly from the sacrum and inserts on the thigh bone. When standing, the piriformis muscle is a lateral hip rotator muscle but changes into a medial […]

Close look on rotator cuff calcific tendonitis

Calcific tendonitis triggers the formation of a small-sized calcium deposit inside the rotator cuff tendons. These deposits are generally found among individuals 30-40 years of age and those with diabetes. These calcium deposits are not always painful and if they trigger pain, they often settle spontaneously after 1-4 weeks. What are the causes? The main […]

What is psoriatic arthritis?

Psoriatic arthritis involves sore inflammation in and around the joints. It generally affects individuals who already have psoriasis which is a skin condition that results to reddened, scaly rash on the knees, elbows, buttocks, back and scalp. Nevertheless, some individuals develop arthritic symptoms before psoriasis while others do not have the skin condition. What are […]