The elbow joint connects the upper arm and the forearm. It is one of the body’s most frequently used joints, and many important structures pass through or around it. The elbow contains a large amount of lubricating liquid (which is, sadly, not called elbow grease). This lubricant allows the elbow to make smooth, precise movements even when it is bearing a substantial weight load.
Bone mineral density (BMD) is the mass of bone mineral per volume of bone tissue. A BMD test, also known as a bone mass measurement test, is used to gauge a person’s risk of developing osteoporosis and bone fracture. Read on to learn more about BMD and the benefits and risks of getting a BMD test.
ACL injuries are among the most common types of knee injuries, usually occurring during activities that require sharp turns, high-impact jumping and landing, physical force to the knee, and sudden stops and starts. These include sports such as basketball, soccer, football, tennis, skiing, and mixed martial arts.
In today’s post, we’re going to take a closer look at this little ligament.
The knee is the largest joint in the human body, comprising of four bones, four main ligaments, two main tendons, and cartilage. It supports the weight of the body and functions as a hinge, allowing lower leg movement. Crucial movements such as standing, walking, running, and squatting rely on healthy knees.
Read on to learn about the structure and function of the knee.
Does your shoulder hurt when you carry your purse? Or maybe when you try and reach for something behind your seat when in the car? If it feels stiff or even immoveable, it could be a temporary condition of the shoulder joint called frozen shoulder.
While most think of cartilage as the connective tissue in joints or the lobes of your ear, it is also found in your nose, spine, and trachea.
Cartilage is made up of proteins and water. In fact, it can be up to 80% water, but can diminish with age, when dehydrated, or when a daily diet lacks nutrients that support cartilage health.
Proteins give cartilage its shape and the properties necessary for its function in the body. Together, proteins are often referred to as a matrix, as they form a mesh or webbing.
Unless you’re in the medical field or have had a recent visit with your physical therapist or orthopedic doctor, you probably weren’t aware that you even had little structures called bursae (plural of bursa).
Bursae…what the heck are they? Let’s dig in…
Of all the joints in the body, the shoulder joint is capable of having the most range and flexibility.
In many ways, the shoulder joint is a mechanical marvel because it can move in directions no other joint can with minimal architecture.
Have you ever wondered whether your back discomfort is originating from somewhere other than your back?
Such is the case for an estimated 15% to 30% of people with chronic low back pain, for whom their primary source of dysfunction is actually the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Often overlooked, this joint can lead to significant impairments if it becomes injured or damaged because we rely on this joint for so much of our day-to-day function.
Do you get confused by the terms tendon and ligament? If so, you are not alone.
These two types of connective tissue tend to be used interchangeably by many because they are, in fact, similar. Yet, they do have different and essential functions. d