MUSCULOSKELETAL CONDITIONS

Musculoskeletal conditions affect the movement of the body through the muscles, joints, ligaments or bones. Learn about common ailments here.
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How ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) Works

In the 1938 baseball season, slugger Lou Gehrig suddenly lost his swing. His slip was a sign of ALS, the degenerative disease that would eventually kill him. What is ALS?

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  • 10 Ways to Deal With Bursitis

    10 Ways to Deal With Bursitis

    Sometimes, too much of a good thing can hurt. And if you've aggravated your bursa -- a fluid-filled cavity that protects and lubricate your joints -- it's not something to be ignored. See more »

  • 5 Most Commonly Broken Bones

    5 Most Commonly Broken Bones

    If you've ever broken a bone, chances are, it was one of these five. They're the ones we break more than any others in the body. See more »

  • Cerebral Palsy

    Cerebral Palsy

    Pregnant women have a lot to worry about, and cerebral palsy is one of those worries. The brain damage that causes CP happens in the womb, during childbirth or in early childhood, and some cases are quite serious. See more »

  • Hip Dysplasia Overview

    Hip Dysplasia Overview

    Many people think of hip dysplasia in the context of big dogs or little babies. But adults, especially women, can have it, too. What causes this malformation of the hip, and how can doctors treat it? See more »

  • How ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) Works

    How ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) Works

    In the 1938 baseball season, slugger Lou Gehrig suddenly lost his swing. His slip was a sign of ALS, the degenerative disease that would eventually kill him. What is ALS? See more »

  • How Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) Works

    How Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) Works

    What if your muscles, tendons and ligaments turned to bone? What if you formed a second skeleton on top of the one you already have? That's what happens with FOP. See more »

  • Multiple Sclerosis Overview

    Multiple Sclerosis Overview

    At first, you're tired all the time. The migraines set in, along with tingling and temporary vision loss. Your doctors are stumped -- until the MRI and spinal tap reveal the culprit behind your pain: multiple sclerosis. See more »

  • Parkinsons Disease Overview

    Parkinsons Disease Overview

    Parkinson's disease damages the brain cells that allow muscles to move smoothly. Who gets this neurodegenerative condition, and is there a cure on the horizon? See more »

  • 6 Suggestions for the Treatment of Gout

    6 Suggestions for the Treatment of Gout

    Gout comes on very suddenly, produces severe pain, and usually lasts three to five days if untreated. Joints can become so swollen and inflamed that the patient develops a fever and chills. See more »

  • Everyday Foot Problems

    Everyday Foot Problems

    Feet are like snowflakes: no two are the same--even those on the same body. While many foot problems are hereditary, many can be caused by your shoes. Learn some easy suggestions to treat more common foot problems like calluses, corns, and bunions. See more »

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