Shoulders are among the most frequently injured joints in the body, with the main culprit stemming from the rotator cuff, the part of the shoulder that allows you to lift and rotate your arms. Over 3 million Americans each year are affected by rotator cuff problems.
For patients with severe ankle arthritis, total ankle replacement provides better function over the long haul than the traditional surgical treatment, a new study finds.
A sprained thumb is an injury to a ligament, which is a soft tissue that connects bones to each other at the joints to keep it stable, as opposed to a thumb fracture (break) which is an injury to the bone. The ulnar collateral ligament is the most injured ligament in the thumb. This particular ligament connects the thumb to the hand on the side closest to your index finger.
Anyone of any age is susceptible to musculoskeletal pains whether it is from stress or injury. Everyday activities such as carrying laundry, playing sports, or driving to the grocery store can result in unexpected injuries. These types of injuries, or worsening bone disorders, can prevent you from normal mobility and quality of life.
Nobody likes to fall. Even the smallest tumble can lead to potentially serious health consequences — depending on how hard you fell and what part of your body was injured. It’s also a fact that your risk of injury from falls increases with age due to diminishing bone mass.