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Musculoskeletal Conditions

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

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

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 »

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 »

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 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 »

Foot Injuries

Feet are among the most complex and hardest-working body parts we have--no wonder they get injured every now and then. Learn how to ease, treat, or even avoid, the pain of blisters, gout, ankle sprains, fallen arches, and other ailments in your feet. See more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Knee injuries are common in rigorous activities but they can also occur with less strenuous activity as you age and the cartilage weakens. Learn more about knee injuries and what you can do prevent them. See more »