Orthopedics Overview

Multi-Directional Instability of the Shoulder

Multi-Directional Instability of the Shoulder

Multi-directional instability is when a shoulder is unstable and may come out of the socket or dislocate. Learn the causes and treatment of MDI. The shoulder joint is a complex joint that allows more motion than any other joint in the body. This...

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Osteoporosis Fractures: Treatment & Prevention

The most common osteoporosis fractures are in the hip, spine, and arm. Learn the risks associated with each injury, plus ways to avoid them. Osteoporosis is a bone disease that causes decreased bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue, which...

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The Best Herbs for Osteoporosis

For sufferers of osteoporosis looking for a more natural method of treatment, some traditional Chinese herbs may be the answer. Osteoporosis is a condition that results in bones that are weak, brittle, and prone to fractures. As we age, a...

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Can Osteoporosis Be Reversed?

Osteoporosis cannot be reversed, but you can take steps to prevent further bone loss. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes the bones to become weak and brittle. In people with osteoporosis, bone fractures can occur from something as mild as...

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Physical Therapy Exercises for Pectus Excavatum

Pectus excavatum is a condition in which the sternum has sunk into the chest cavity. Here are some physical therapy exercises that can help. Pectus excavatum is a condition in which your sternum (breastbone) has sunk into your chest cavity. The...

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What Is Swan Neck Deformity?

Swan neck deformity occurs in certain finger joints due to injuries or medical conditions. Learn more about its causes and treatments. Swan neck deformity is an abnormal positioning of the joints in your fingers. It’s named because of the way an...

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What Your Osteoporosis T-Score Says About Your Risk

A bone density scan measures your osteoporosis risk with T- and Z-scores. Learn where you can have the test and what your results mean. Osteoporosis is a bone disease that develops because of bone loss. The result is weak and brittle bones that are...

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Physical Therapy Exercises for Achilles Tendonitis

Exercises that focus on building flexibility, eccentric strengthening, and progressive loading can help to relieve the pain of Achilles tendonitis. Achilles tendonitis is a condition that causes pain along the back of the ankle or heel due to acute...

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An Overview of Osteoporosis in Women

Osteoporosis can affect anyone, but older women usually have the greatest risk of developing the condition because of bone structure and hormones. Osteoporosis is a condition that weakens bones. It can affect anyone, but older women usually have the...

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An Overview of the Stages of Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis can be hard to detect, especially in the first stages. Learn about the stages of osteoporosis and the causes, symptoms, and treatments. Osteoporosis is a condition that develops over time as your bones get weaker with age. You may not...

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