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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Is it possible to break the bones in the top of your foot from foot hyperextension?

Sure its possible: Forceful hyperextension is common in an automobile accident, sometimes from a fall injury and usually the rearfoot bones are more affected, but it is certainly possible. ...Read more

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What could cause pain from the joint of your thumb to the wrist. It is hard to move and don't have a lot of flexibility. It is in both hands.

What could cause pain from the joint of your thumb to the wrist. It is hard to move and don't have a lot of flexibility. It is in both hands.

Arthritis: This is a common area where osteoarthritis develops after wear and tear and i see it more in women than men. Less common would be tendonitis or chronic sprain from certain activities. If you can tolerate meds like Ibuprofen it may help. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the cause of stiff and painful finger joints in the arm?

Please advise what is the cause of stiff and painful finger joints in the arm?

Thats odd...: To have painful and stiff finger joints in the arm you would have to have fingers in your arm. Did somebody with arthritis pinch your arm really hard? Please clarify. ...Read more

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Which muscle is located to the left of your spine, in the middle of the back? How do you differentiate between a pull or tear? Laying down hurts!

Which muscle is located to the left of your spine, in the middle of the back? How do you differentiate between a pull or tear? Laying down hurts!

Several: There are several muscles in that area that form approximately three layers. The most superficial group include the trapezius and the latissimus; the next level deeper has the muscles that primarily extend the spine, and then the deepest level contains the rotators of the spine among others. In general, a "pulled" muscle will get better more quickly than a tear. ...Read more

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What injury of the knee could lead to pain behind the kneecap and the inability to fully extend the leg?

What injury of the knee could lead to pain behind the kneecap and the inability to fully extend the leg?

Several things: Cartilage wear behind the knee cap called chondromalacia, or degenerative arthritis, quadriceps tendinitis, patella tendinitis, and possibly an anterior horn meniscus tear. If it was a impact injury a patella fracture or bone contusion could do the same. ...Read more

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What can I do to address the swelling around the left hand small finger joint and pain at the base of thumb?

What can I do to address the swelling around the left hand small finger joint and pain at the base of thumb?

Find the reason for : It then treat it, usually the doctor give anti-it then treat it, usually the doctor give anti- inflammatory medication( motrin, naproysen, celebrax ..) or go higher to give steroids check with your doctor which is better for you. ...Read more

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What kind of head is typically on screws which hold tissue into the bunion to keep the big toe straight?

What kind of head is typically on screws which hold tissue into the bunion to keep the big toe straight?

Hex: Interesting question. There are a number of manufacturers of the screws that we use in bone; and so there are a number of different screw drivers. That being said, the majority of screws have a hex head. ...Read more

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What causes joints in the body to start popping with movement and being a little stiff?

What causes joints in the body to start popping with movement and being a little stiff?

Usu osteoarthritis: Joints pop when the gas in the joint fluid is pulled out of solution by negative pressure. This can be seen in a normal joint but is seen more often in injured joints and in joints with osteoarthritis. Stiffness is usually associated with arthritis. ...Read more

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Pain in the joints of the right hand where the fingers meet the palm. What could this be? Arthritis? I'm in mid-30's. Is that too soon?

Pain in the joints of the right hand where the fingers meet the palm. What could this be? Arthritis? I'm in mid-30's. Is that too soon?

Pain in hand....: Joint pain in the hand could be from a variety of reasons, to include but not limited to early form of dupuytren's contracture, arthritis, pain related to carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger. Further evaluation and management by your physician is recommended. ...Read more

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How can a limitation of motion or pain at the vertebral column affect movement in the hip, knee, and ankle?

Only if the movement: Of that leg may increase your back pain if there is muscular tightness or spasm or if there is a disc herniation creating leg pain where leg motion may aggravate the sciatic pain. See your doctor if this is not getting better. ...Read more

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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more