Posts Tagged ‘Muscles and skeleton conditions’

Toe sprain

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Disease, Condition & Injury, Foot conditions, Legs conditions

Toe sprain – Definition

A toe sprain is caused by a partial tear of the ligaments that support a toe. Ligaments are strong bands of tissue that connect bones to each other.

The Toes (Phalanges) of the Foot

Hip dislocation

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Disease, Condition & Injury, Muscles and skeleton conditions, Pelvis - muscle, bone conditions, Pelvis conditions

(Dislocated Hip; Dislocation, Hip)

Hip dislocation – Definition

A hip dislocation occurs when the ball of the thighbone (femur) moves out of place within the socket of the pelvic bone (acetabulum). This ball and socket forms the hip joint.

Spondylolysis

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Back & spine, Chest conditions, Disease, Condition & Injury

Spondylolysis – Definition

Spondylolysis is a stress fracture. It occurs in a part of the vertebrae (spinal bone). The pars interarticularis is a portion of the bone between the facets. There is a right and left section.

This condition occurs in the lower back. About 90% of the time it is in the lower back. It can fracture on one or both sides (bilateral). Left untreated, it can lead to spondylolisthesis. This is a more serious condition. The vertebra slips forward on the one below it. Both conditions can cause back pain.

This fracture is the most common cause of back pain in adolescent athletes.

Spinal stenosis

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Back & spine, Chest conditions, Disease, Condition & Injury

Spinal stenosis – Definition

Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal. The spinal canal is located within the backbone. It is a small space that holds the nerve roots and spinal cord. If this space becomes smaller, it can squeeze the nerves and the spinal cord. This causes pain and other symptoms. Stenosis can occur anywhere along the spinal cord. It is most common in the low back (lumbar) region.