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Silica has many applications. These include being used a dietary supplement for nutritional purposes. Recent studies have found silica supplements help repair torn ligaments and muscles in the body, aid in the mineralization of bones and promote the growth of collagen, the cartilage that holds our b
Comorbid psychopathology is an important predictor of poor outcome for many types of treatments for back or neck pain.
About FibromyalgiaFibromyalgia is a rheumatological disease associated with chronic pain and increased sensitivity to physical stimuli. No one is sure what causes this disorder, but sufferers have been found to have an increased amount of Substance P in their spinal fluid. Substance P...
Short LivedOne major cause of hip pain is a condition known as transient synovitis. This is generally seen in children between the ages of 3 and 10 years of age. The tissues around the hip inflame and swell causing pain. This condition is more common in boys than girls and it is usually...
Some cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiation can destroy a patient's bone marrow, leaving him in need of a transplant. Leukemia and lymphoma can be treated with a bone marrow transplant. Being a bone marrow transplant donor could mean saving a cancer patient's life. Before deciding to dona
People who suffer from chronic knee pain are, quite literally, in a world of hurt. The knee is the largest joint in the body, and when it is injured or diseased, the quality of life for the patient can become severely affected. Everyday activities become an effort, and even moderate physical exercis
The two common ways in which toenail removal becomes inevitable are ingrown toenails and an inside curved, thick toenail. An ingrown toenail usually makes the skin fold at one side and the thick skin surrounding it swells and becomes erythematous. The procedure for the removal of a nail begins with
Eating disorders, especially anorexia nervosa, cause bone loss, which contributes to osteoporosis and osteopenia. Caused by calcium deficiency, malnutrition and low body weight, the symptoms are not present until it becomes severe. Severe osteoporosis and osteopenia treatment is usually included as
Joint replacement surgery is usually the last in a series of treatments for arthritis. Most often it is fine to delay joint replacement until nonoperative treatments no longer relieve your pain.
Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a congenital heart condition characterized by an absence of arterial closure that can adversely affect blood flow within the heart. Treatment for PDA can involve the administration of medication and, in some cases, may require surgery.
Every organism is made up of cells, from the smallest single-celled organisms to the largest mammals and trees. According to "Merriam-Webster Dictionary," a "Somatic cell is one of the cells of the body that compose the tissues, organs, and parts of that individual other than the germ cells." In oth
The menisci are in the gap between the knee bones.knee xray image by JASON WINTER from Fotolia.comThe menisci are two pieces of C-shaped cartilage that form a buffer between the tibia and femur bones in the knee. The medial meniscus, on the inside of the knee, provides joint stability and...
The hip joints allow a wide range of movement.bone 153 image by chrisharvey from Fotolia.comHip joints consist of a ball and socket that allow the highest range of movement possible compared to other joint types in the human body. The ball portion of the hip joint contains only one bone:...
Sesamoiditis is an inflammatory condition which affects the sesamoid bones. While the condition can strike any of these bones in the body, it is most commonly the two bones in the foot which are affected. They are located at the base of the big toe, and when they become inflamed they can be highly p