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What to know about shoulder subluxation
Shoulder subluxation happens when the ball of the upper arm bone comes partly out of its socket. This is usually the result of trauma or sports injuries, and it is also common after a stroke. Exercises can help, but a person may need surgery. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of shoulder subluxation here. (Medical News Today)

What is the difference between a cyst and a tumor?
While cysts and tumors may look and feel similar, there are key differences. Hearing the word “tumor” may be frightening, but many tumors are benign, and while some cysts are harmless, others can cause problems. In this article, learn the difference between cysts and tumors. We also describe conditions that cause them. (Medical News Today)

What to know about tricompartmental osteoarthritis
Tricompartmental osteoarthritis, or osteoathrosis, is a form of osteoarthritis that affects all three compartments of the knee. It can be more painful and debilitating than other forms. Here, we give an overview of tricompartmental osteoarthritis, including what causes it, and how it can be treated to ease symptoms. (Medical News Today)

Sitting positions for good posture
A person's sitting position can have a significant impact on their posture and back health. Many people have to sit down for extended periods during the day and should take care to maintain a good posture, especially when working at a desk. Learn how to achieve good posture and improve back health here. (Medical News Today)

What could cause bone pain?
People may feel aches or pains in their bones for a variety of reasons. Many people worry when they experience bone pain because it can be a sign of bone cancer. For this reason, prompt diagnosis is essential. Learn more about bone pain symptoms, the signs of cancer, and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

These simple lifestyle changes may improve osteoarthritis symptoms
A new study investigates the effect of diet on the symptoms of osteoarthritis. They found that small changes could relieve pain and reduce damage. (Medical News Today)

What to know about bone spurs
Exostosis is a bone spur or outgrowth from the surface of a bone. Exostosis can affect any bone, including the knee and heel of the foot. The spur can occur inside the skull, for example, in the mouth, sinuses, or ear canal where it is called surfer’s ear. Hereditary exostoses can increase the risk of osteochondroma. (Medical News Today)

What are the treatments for plantar fibroma?
A plantar fibroma is a non-cancerous growth in the foot. It grows in the plantar fascia, in the arch of the foot. It has a range of potential causes including genetics and chronic liver disease. Diagnosis is often achieved through X-ray. Treatment depends on the underlying cause. Learn more about plantar fibroma here. (Medical News Today)

What causes heavy aching legs?
Feeling stiff, tired, or a weighted sensation in the legs can have a range of potential causes. Poor nutrition, obesity, and pregnancy can all contribute to this feeling. There is a variety of home remedies people can try for relief, but treatment depends on the underlying cause. Learn more about heavy legs here. (Medical News Today)

What causes a lump on the collarbone?
Finding a lump on the collarbone can be concerning. While anyone with a suspicious lump should see a doctor, there are many simple causes of a lump in this area, including swollen lymph nodes from a cold. Other causes include cysts, fractures, and infections. Learn about treatment options and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

What to know about a tibia fracture
The tibia or shinbone is the most common long bone in the body for someone to fracture. The severity of symptoms depends on how it breaks, which is usually from a traumatic injury or overuse injury. Recovery takes 4 to 6 months, and treatment includes rest, leg braces or cases, surgery, and sometimes physical therapy. (Medical News Today)

Experimental glue could soon fix broken bones
Currently, fixing bone fractures is no easy feat in the absence of a suitable adhesive. But researchers from Sweden may have just solved this problem. (Medical News Today)

What to know about trochanteric bursitis
Trochanteric bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa in the hip. The main symptom of trochanteric bursitis is pain outside the hip at the tip of their thighbone. It can be very painful, especially at night, and can interfere with daily life. This condition can be treated at home, and in severe cases, with surgery. (Medical News Today)

What to know about cuboid syndrome
Cuboid syndrome is an injury related to a dislocation of the cuboid bone in the middle of the foot. Cuboid syndrome often results from injury or overuse and is more common in athletes and dancers. It causes pain in the outside of the foot. Learn more about diagnosis, treatment, risk factors, and recovery here. (Medical News Today)

What are the main functions of the muscular system?
The human muscular system is complex and has many functions in the body. These include mobility, stability, posture, circulation, digestion, and more. There are several different types of muscles that enable these roles, including skeletal and cardiac or heart muscles. We explain all about the muscular system here. (Medical News Today)

What to do about a hyperextended elbow
A hyperextended elbow can occur when the elbow moves outside its normal range of motion. This can result in a variety of symptoms, such as pain, swelling, and muscle spasms. Treatment involves rest, using a brace, and sometimes, surgery. It can often be prevented by using proper techniques during sporting activities. (Medical News Today)

What are the risks of being underweight?
A person is considered to be underweight if they have a body mass index (BMI) of under 18.5. Being underweight is associated with a range of health risks including bone, skin, teeth, and fertility problems. Learn more about the symptoms, causes, and treatments for being underweight here, including dietary changes. (Medical News Today)

What does it mean if you're born with more than five fingers on a hand?
Some people are born with extra fingers or toes. Known as polydactyly, the condition occurs genetically and can be inherited. If polydactyly does not impact a person's ability to use their hand or foot, it may not need treatment. There are several types of polydactyly, and a variety of treatment options are available. (Medical News Today)

What is Crouzon syndrome?
Crouzon syndrome is relatively rare genetic condition that affects the features of a person's face and head. It impacts bone development and has a range of distinctive symptoms and characteristics. Treatments may include surgery. Most people born with it will go on to live healthy lives after they have been treated. (Medical News Today)

What is the best thing for stiff joints?
Bones are heavy and moving them around can put strain on the joints. Overuse, injury, age, or a medical condition can cause joint strain and stiffness. Depending on the cause, joint stiffness may not require medical treatment. Many remedies are available to ease the stiffness, some of which can be tried at home. (Medical News Today)

What is calcific tendonitis and what causes it?
Calcific tendonitis is a condition where deposits of calcium build up in a tendon or muscle, which can lead to pain and reduced movement. It often occurs in the shoulder. We look at the possible risk factors for this condition, its signs and symptoms, the available treatment options, and how long recovery takes. (Medical News Today)

How to treat a crick in the neck
A crick in the neck is a widespread but uncomfortable experience. Most of the time, it is caused by muscle stiffness or injuries caused by poor posture or sleeping in an uncomfortable position. Other times, a crick or stiffness in the neck can indicate an underlying health problem, such as osteoarthritis. Learn more. (Medical News Today)

Gene study solves mystery of 'alien' skeleton
Researchers have not only confirmed that the 'Ata' skeleton is human; they have also uncovered gene variants that may explain its serious bone deformities. (Medical News Today)

Jammed finger vs. broken finger: What to know
A jammed finger is a common injury that can cause pain, swelling, and difficulty moving the finger. Learn more about the symptoms and treatment. (Medical News Today)

What could be causing my collarbone pain?
Collarbone pain is common. Some causes are easy to manage, while others require emergency treatment. Learn more about symptoms and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

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