Browsing: Bone Health

The page provides quick access to a list of common diseases, syndromes, health conditions, and other topics of health importance related to bones and joints. The list is organized alphabetically. Links are provided to respective diseases sections that serve as a comprehensive and ultimate guide about the disease or health condition.

Bones make the structural framework of the body. It provides structural support and helps in movement of the body. A joint indicates a junction of two or more bones such as knee, hip, elbow, or shoulder. Bones and joints are damaged by different types of injuries or diseases. Its treatment mainly depends on its cause and may vary from person to person.

One of the most common symptoms of bones and joints disorders is pain and difficulty in movement of the affected region. The symptoms of bones and joint diseases may range from mild to severe, and in severe cases, the disease may be chronic and spread to other body parts.

Diseases and injuries of bones and joints majorly indicate abnormalities of the human skeletal system. The universal cause of bone disorders includes physical injury, fracture and effect of other diseases. Doctors may refer these bone and joint injuries as conditions that were more mechanical than metabolic body changes.

Bone and joint disorders are one which affects the musculoskeletal system of the body, such as osteoporosis, arthritis, bone cyst, osteomyelitis and hypocalcaemia and bone cancer. Here are listed common bones and joint diseases for your review. Click on any of them to redirect to respective disease containers.

Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) treatment options include medication, physical therapy, surgery, and combination therapy. NSAIDs, DMARDs, TNF inhibitors and biologic agents are used for medication treatment, physical therapy helps to improve mobility and reduce pain, surgery correct joint damage caused by AS. An individualized treatment plan is important.

Laminectomy is done to create a space by removing the lamina, which is the back part of the vertebra that covers the spinal canal. Your doctor will also remove bone spurs or other structures that cause spinal stenosis.

Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy is a type of motorized traction that can relieve your back pain due to spinal stenosis. The therapy aims to stretch the spine gently, thereby changing the force and position of the spine. The purpose of therapy is to relieve pain and promote a healing environment for the spine.