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Musculoskeletal conditions affect the movement of the body through the muscles, joints, ligaments or bones. Learn about common ailments here.

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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.


Can you really get a bone infection?

Can you really get a bone infection?

Bone infections are uncommon, but can happen. Get informed about bone infections at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Can kids with cerebral palsy still play outside?

Can kids with cerebral palsy still play outside?

Approximately 800,000 Americans have cerebral palsy. Learn more about whether kids with CP are able to play outside from this article. See more »

Flat Feet

Flat Feet

Flat feet can mean a lot of pain, but there are ways to lessen the effects of the condition. Learn about the structure and creation of flat feet. See more »

Function of the Shoulder Blades

Function of the Shoulder Blades

The function of the shoulder blades is to provide a foundation for proper joint function. Learn about the function of the shoulder blades. See more »

Shin Pain

Shin Pain

Shin pain often afflicts people who have just begun a walking or running routine. Learn about the causes and treatment of shin pain. See more »

Shouldering the Pain

Shouldering the pain can be difficult. Learn about complications associated with shoulder and rotator cuff injuries and irritations. See more »

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy (CP) is the result of damage to the brain that occurs in utero or in early childhood. Learn about life with cerebral palsy. See more »

Multiple Sclerosis Overview

Multiple Sclerosis Overview

Multiple sclerosis, also known as MS, causes the body to attack itself. How do you get multiple sclerosis, and why are twice as many women as men affected? See more »

Parkinsons Disease Overview

Parkinsons Disease Overview

Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative conditions that damages brain cells. Learn about Parkinson's disease, treatment and Parkinson's patients. See more »

How ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) Works

How ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) Works

ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease is a degenerative disease that affects muscle nerve cells. Learn about ALS and read the stories of people who had ALS. See more »