Tibia Fractures: Types, Symptoms, & Treatments
The benefits of being active are undeniable: better physical and mental health, improved sleep, and lower disease rates. For those who are regularly active or looking to increase activity levels, a broken leg can be a major setback. Our legs are made up of three main bones: the tibia, the fibula, and the femur. The […]
How Long Does It Take a Humerus Fracture To Heal?
The humerus is the upper arm’s only bone. It connects the shoulder to the elbow and is strong enough that breaking it typically requires significant force. A humeral fracture can take several weeks to a few months to heal and sometimes requires surgery. Symptoms of a Broken Humerus The humerus connects the shoulder to the […]
Hip Dislocation: Symptoms, Treatment, & Recovery
A hip dislocation is when the hip’s ball joint comes out of its socket. This painful medical emergency typically prevents you from walking until it’s repositioned. Most hip dislocations result from a traumatic event and take months to heal, sometimes requiring surgery. Keeping your hips healthy and practicing general safety precautions are important for preventing […]
Types of Fractures
A bone fracture, commonly known as a broken bone, is a common injury that affects millions of people yearly. Most types of fractures result from falls, sports injuries, and car accidents. People who engage in certain repetitive activities or have a medical condition like osteoporosis are at increased risk for broken bones. Where the break […]
What Is a Radial Fracture?
The radius and ulna are the two bones of the forearm that connect the elbow to the wrist. The radius is the thicker of these two bones and runs along the thumb side. Interestingly, the radius is shorter than the ulna, and it rotates when you twist your wrist so that it is always on […]
Do All ACL Tears Require Surgery?
ACL tear surgery repairs or replaces an injured anterior cruciate ligament, which is the band of soft tissue that runs down the middle of the knee and connects your thighbone (femur) to your shinbone (tibia). Partially torn ACLs may not need surgery, but completely torn ACLs cannot heal on their own and require surgical repair […]
What Causes Elbow Bursitis?
Also known as Popeye’s elbow, elbow bursitis has the characteristic look of a bulbous lump on the tip of one’s elbow. Elbow bursitis is caused by a hard blow to the elbow, an extended period of pressure on the tip of the elbow, an infection, or certain medical conditions like arthritis and gout. Most cases […]
How to Heal an AC Separation
We use our shoulders for a wide range of movements. They allow us to raise, swing, bend, and rotate our arms. Thanks to them, we can throw a ball and scratch our noses. Our shoulders are the most flexible joint in our bodies and also the most complex. The flexibility of our shoulders does not […]
How To Get Rid of Plantar Warts
A plantar wart is a bumpy growth on the skin that is caused by a viral infection. Plantar warts can be found anywhere on the foot, but are usually on the bottom. They are most common in children, adolescents, and the elderly, though anyone can get a plantar wart. These growths may last for months […]
Flexor Tendon Tear
The flexor tendons of the hand and wrist are cord-like bands that connect the bones of the fingers and thumb to the muscles in the forearm. These strong and smooth tendons flex or bend your fingers and thumbs as you pick up or grip something. Flexor tendons are like rubber bands. A complete flexor tendon […]