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Inflammation Of The Backbone With Stiffness In The Joints
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more
Arthritis: The joint at the end of the finger, closest to the nail, is a common location for osteoarthrtis. As arthritis develops the joints can swell, and bone spurs form which feel like hard bumps. Diffuse swelling about the joint is typically related to inflammation. Sometimes a more localized swelling will occur which may represent a cyst. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My Xray of both the knee joints shows that the epiphyses of the upper end of the tibia are in the process of fusion. Will its fusion increase height?
Not necessarily: That they are open means some growth is left, yet if they are far along in the process of fusion, no further growth is possible. The better area to assess growth potential are the bones of the wrist and hand. There are dozens of growth centers there and their sequence of closure has been studied and cataloged for docs to predict growth. ...Read more
Capsular Ligament: The capsular ligament consists of two types of fibers, circular and longitudinal. Some of the longitudinal fibers form the retinacula and the circular fibers form the zona orbicularis. It is attached to the acetabulum and anterior inferior iliac spine; and connects to the transverse ligament, iliofemoral ligament, pubocapsular, and ischiocapsular ligaments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can a limitation of motion or pain at the vertebral column affect movement in the hip, knee, and ankle?
What is the real difference between joint mobilization and joint manipulation, in the context of treating neck and lower back pain?
See below: There are probably no specific differences but there are various manipulation and mobilization techniques. Some come from chiropractic, some from osteopathic medicine and some from physical therapy. There are techniques that involve hi velocity, low amplitude thrusting techniques as well as more gentle manipulations like muscle energy technique and counterstrain technique.All seek to move joints. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can limitation of motion or pain at vertebral column affect movement in the hip, knee and ankle joint?
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