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Breaking Health News on Psoriatic Arthritis

Debra Murray

  What is Psoriatic Arthritis?  Individuals with skin psoriasis often also develop psoriatic arthritis that affects the nails, tendons and joints. Medical researchers have determined that a particular inherited skin tissue type is usually responsible for the condition. Patients often have inflammation in the bones of the vertebral column such as various forms of arthritis.    Additional symptoms of psoriatic arthritis include pain in the ligaments, tendons, joints and muscles of the feet. Plantar fasciitis creates pain on the sole of the foot throughout the connective tissue. Most patients have tears in the tissue of the feet that develop over many years...

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Health Warning: Dangers of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)

Debra Murray

    Carpal tunnel syndrome, or CTS, is a wrist condition that afflicts between 2 and 3 percent of all men and women at some point during their lifetimes. It is slightly more common in women and most prevalent in women over 55. The hormonal changes during pregnancy and the onset of menopause often signal the development of CTS.    The Anatomy of CTS  Located within the wrist is a ligamentous structure called the carpal tunnel. The carpal nerve runs through the carpal tunnel. When the soft tissue adjacent to the tunnel becomes inflamed or there is too much fluid in the surrounding wrist tissue, it places pressure on the carpal tunnel. This, in turn, exerts pressure...

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