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Health News - Bones/Orthopaedics

What factors influence a person's height?
Genes determine around 80% of a person's height, but environmental factors can also affect it. This article looks at how people can increase their height during development. (Medical News Today)

What to know about knee stiffness
Knee stiffness can limit mobility and prevent a person from carrying out regular tasks and activities. Learn about the causes of knee stiffness and their treatments here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about symphysis pubis dysfunction
Symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD) occurs when joint stabilizing ligaments around the pelvic bones become too stretchy and relaxed. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Causes of leg and ankle swelling
Some causes of swollen legs and ankles are relatively harmless, while others can be more serious. Discover the different causes and their associated treatments. (Medical News Today)

Osteoporosis: Researchers find another possible risk factor
A new study has found an association between poor bone health — which can be a sign of osteoporosis — and exposure to high levels of air pollution. (Medical News Today)

What to know about wrist tendonitis
Wrist tendonitis is the inflammation of a tendon within the wrist. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of wrist tendonitis here. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about trigger point injections
Trigger point injections can help relieve chronic muscle pain. Here, learn about the possible side effects, how the injections work, and who may benefit. (Medical News Today)

How to treat and prevent leg muscle cramps
Leg muscle cramps are common, but they can be uncomfortable and very painful. In this article, learn about how to treat and prevent them. (Medical News Today)

What to know about neck tension
Neck tension occurs when the neck muscles remain contracted for prolonged periods. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of neck tension here. (Medical News Today)

Do soft drinks affect women's bone health?
People in the United States drink more than almost every other country. A new study asked if this might impact the bone health of postmenopausal women. (Medical News Today)

Fixing bird wings with sheep bones
The current method of fixing broken bird bones is not ideal. A recent study investigates whether pins made of dog or sheep bone might be more effective. (Medical News Today)

Osteoporosis: Could selenium reduce risk?
A recent study concludes that consuming higher levels of dietary selenium shows an association with a reduced risk of developing osteoporosis. (Medical News Today)

Trigger finger: 7 home remedies
Trigger finger is a condition in which a person’s finger locks or catches if they try to straighten or bend it. Home remedies can often treat it. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Short sleep may harm bone health in older women
A study of 11,000 postmenopausal women has linked sleeping for no more than 5 hours per night to a higher risk of having low bone mass and osteoporosis. (Medical News Today)

What to do about a dent in the head
There are many possible causes of a dent in the head, including injury, surgery, congenital conditions, and tumors. The treatment for a dent in the head depends on the cause. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about bone marrow transplants
Bone marrow transplants help treat certain health issues by replacing damaged blood cells with healthy cells. Here, we look at the types and risks of these transplants, as well as how to prepare and the recovery process. (Medical News Today)

What to know about shoulder impingement
Shoulder impingement is a painful problem that occurs due to the overuse of this joint. Learn about the common symptoms and treatment of shoulder impingement here. (Medical News Today)

What are hinge joints? Anatomy and function
Hinge joints allow bones to move in one direction back and forth, much like the hinge on a door. This article looks at their anatomy and function and includes an interactive diagram. (Medical News Today)

What can cause shoulder cracking or popping?
A shoulder can crack or pop for many reasons, ranging from injuries to chronic conditions. Learn more about the causes here, along with when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

The temporal bone: Anatomy and function
The temporal bone is one of the thickest bones in the skull. In this article, we look at the structure and function of this bone and the injuries that can affect it. (Medical News Today)

What can cause back pain and nausea?
Back pain and nausea can often occur at the same time and cause much discomfort. Learn about the causes and symptoms, when to see a doctor, and appropriate treatment options here. (Medical News Today)

Causes and treatments for burning in the knee
Burning pain in the knee can occur as a result of an injury or strain. Learn about the various causes and treatment options, as well as when to see a doctor, here. (Medical News Today)

Locked knee: Causes and what to do
Locked knee refers to an inability to either bend or straighten the knee. This article outlines two types and their associated symptoms and causes. We also discuss the available treatments. (Medical News Today)

Causes and treatments for stiff fingers
Stiff fingers can cause much discomfort and loss of motion in the hands. We look at the various causes and treatment options, as well as stretches and exercises that may help. (Medical News Today)

What to know about CT head scans
A computed tomography (CT) scan of the head creates images of the skull, brain, and other parts of the head. Read about the uses, procedure, and risks of CT head scans here. (Medical News Today)

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