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Health Warning: Dangers of Sprains and Strains

Debra Murray

  Everyone has heard the medical axiom that strains and sprains can be worse than breaks. This is true primarily because when the body experiences a bone break the affected area of the body becomes immobile. With strains and sprains, pain is present, but extensive damage can be done because the body is still able to flex, bend and move. Movement of an injured area can result in great internal damage and possible irreversible harm.   Whereas breaks and tears are obvious, sprains and strains are not. Bones and muscles are joined through complex rubbery ligaments and tendons that allow...

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Breaking Health News on Sprains and Strains

Debra Murray

Sprains and strains are two very common injuries. Their names might sound the same but there are some significant differences between these two conditions.   Sprains Ligaments are the connective tissues in a joint that attach bones to other bones. A sprain occurs when a ligament is stressed beyond its capacity and begins to tear or separate from the bone to which it is connected. Many sprains are minor, where only a portion of the fibers of a ligament tear.   A more severe sprain can result in the ligament being torn in two or completely separated from the bone....

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Avoid Frozen Shoulder

Debra Murray

Adhesive Capsulitis or Frozen Shoulder is an immobilizing and painful condition attacking the shoulder joint and surrounding ligaments. As the name implies, this ailment essentially restricts all movement of the afflicted shoulder causing the joint, for all intents and purposes, to freeze. It more often assails females over the age of forty.   In a healthy shoulder, ligaments surround the joint and work to hold the shoulder bones together. When a person develops Frozen Shoulder, the joint capsule or protective covering becomes inflamed. This "Capsule-itis" results in painful swelling and leads to a stricture of the ligaments and acts as an adhesion...

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Simple Health Tips for Knee Pain

Debra Murray

Arthritis is a family of incurable musculoskeletal disorders. There are more than 100 different arthritis conditions that destroy joints, bones, muscles, cartilage and connective tissues. These conditions cause pain and hinder physical movement.   The disease affects approximately 50 million adults and 300,000 children and it is actually the nation’s leading cause of disability. When you experience knee pain due to an injury damaged nerves in that area dispense chemical signals. Other nerves then send the signals to your brain which recognizes them as pain. Knee arthritis pain is caused by the following factors:   Inflammation in the joints. Damage to joint tissues caused...

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Dangers of Lower Back Pain

Debra Murray

  With all of the wear and tear the spine endures, it’s no wonder most people will experience some form of back pain in their lives. Anyone who has ever suffered with an achy back knows it’s no joke. Lower back pain goes far beyond physical symptoms. If it’s serious and persistent, it interferes with every aspect of your life and can damage your emotional health.   The spine and back muscles have the big job of stabilizing the body. Over time, this can cause overuse of the muscles, joints and ligaments. Sometimes, relentless pressure on the lower back can result...

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