Discus hernia involves degenerative changes in the disc itself, as well as other structures of the spinal column: bone elements and ligament structure. Due to weaknesses in the prevertebral and stomach musculature, injuries, sedentary lifestyle, or lifting heavy loads, one can dislocate the intervertebral disc, shatter the anulos pulposus fibres or prolapse the nucleus pulposus.
De Quervain Syndrome is characterised by a cluster of symptoms in the wrist and thumb base regions. Physiological changes in the tendons that move the thumb (extensor policis brevis and abductor policis longus) lead to inflammation and a painful affliction with limited scope of movement.
Exercising during pregnancy has many advantages for pregnant women and for the development of the foetus. Employing appropriate physical activity decreases the possibility of developing preeclampsia (pregnancy-induced hypertension) and gestational diabetes. Exercise can also help in delaying lower back pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, urinary incontinence and chronic muscular-skeletal afflictions.
Shoulder impingement syndrome is a painful affliction of the shoulder joint, which results from the collision of soft tissue structures and bony tissue. This syndrome is also known as “swimmer’s shoulder” or “pitcher’s shoulder”. Causes of the syndrome vary, depending on the type of physical activity and means of injury. The most common cause is overexertion of the shoulder muscles.
Arthrosis of the hand most frequently afflicts the distal interphalangeal joints (Heberden’s nodes). The condition was named after William Heberden, a physician that described the disease in the 17th century. Heberden’s nodes are firm bone swellings of the distal phalanges of some or all fingers of the hand, and are a result of osteoarthritis.
The scaphoid bone is one of eight small bones that form the hand skeletal structure or the carpal wrist portion. Carpal bones are structured in two rows, one close to the lower arm (proximal row), and the other, which is closer to the fingers (distal row). The scaphoid bone has a unique function, as it joins both the proximal and distal bones.
Knee arthrosis or gonarthrosis is among the most frequent joint afflictions brought about by damage to the knee cartilage. Symptoms include constant knee pain and limited mobility, which affects and impedes daily activity. The greater the damage, the greater the pain during rest.
ACUPUNCTURE Acupuncture is a technique of Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that dates back thousands of years, which saw increased popularity in the so-called Western world, to which we also belong. Many controversies followed and still follow this fusion of East and West, a consequence of deep-rooted misunderstanding in the West, and an almost fanatical acceptance in the East.
The sedentary lifestyle practiced by most people today has led to problems and diseases of the musculoskeletal system, as well as many chronic diseases, occurring more and more often. Pain and reduced mobility in different body area, and most often in the cervical and/or lumbar spine, significantly reduce the quality of life as a whole.
The heel bone (calcaneus) is surrounded by a special fat cushion, consisting of specialized fat cells placed in smaller parts. The function of this fat cushion is to unburden the heel, to contribute to the heel’s softness during walking and standing. There are a lot of ligaments touching the bottom of the heel. The inflammation of these ligaments usually progresses to the condition called Plantar Fasciitis.