What is a Rotator Cuff Tear in the Shoulder?

First, a quick explanation on how the shoulder works. Because the shoulder is used constantly in many activities that require effort in pulling, pushing and lifting motions, a torn tendon in the shoulder is a common injury. The rotator cuff refers to a group of muscles and their corresponding tendons, whose main function lies in…

The Correlation Between Back Pain and Fractures

What is a Fracture? In medical terms a fracture is defined as a break in the structure of the bones. However there are several different types of fractures which a doctor needs to consider before he or she makes a diagnosis. There are thirteen different types of fractures i.e. complete, avulsion, pathologic, compressed, comminuted, incomplete,…

Shoulder Injuries, Conditions, Surgery and Treatment

If you have injured your shoulder, consult an orthopedic specialist for correct diagnosis and treatment of the problem, as this can make a big difference in the long run. How does the shoulder work? Your shoulder is made up of a ball-and-socket joint that has three bones: the upper arm bone (humerus), the shoulder blade…

Children With Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy is a medical condition that involves complete or partial paralysis of certain muscles of the body, usually in the legs and arms. A leg, arm or hand can either be stiff with weak, jerky movements or completely immobile. This can affect both arms and legs, both legs, or an arm, leg and trunk…

Practical Ways to Overcome Analysis Paralysis

Are you experiencing Analysis Paralysis or avoidance issues in your business? This is something that occurs in many businesses – you can get so involved with analyzing everything, that you forget you are in business to achieve something – like making money and helping your clients. Of course, you could just be avoiding doing something…

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: What You Need to Know

Throughout the State of California, there are many surgeons who perform spinal surgeries and other procedures pertaining to the back. However, only the best of the best offer minimally invasive spine surgery due to the delicate nature of the method and equipment used. If you do not know much about minimally invasive spinal surgery, you…

History of the Honda CB125 Motorcycle

In the 1970s, Japanese motorcycles were becoming a common sight on UK streets. Simple machines with excellent fuel efficiency, they were also much cheaper than the larger UK bikes or US imports. The CB125 entered the arena in 1972 as a basic commuter motorcycle that could also quicken your heartbeat! A single-cylinder, four-stroke bike, the…

How to Treat Morton’s Neuroma With Surgery

Surgical management of Morton’s Neuroma Surgical excision remains the most common procedure for Morton neuroma. It is most commonly performed through a dorsal or plantar longitudinal incision approach. these procedures are essentially the same, with the same goal of neurectomy (to simply cut out the nerve), differences exist in the dissection. You will lose feeling…

How to Tell If You Have Strep Throat

Sore throats are among the most common of the minor illnesses that plague parents and children. Often sore throat is one of the earliest signs of an upper respiratory illness, and it is even more often one of the several symptoms. So how do you as a parent tell whether your child may benefit from…

Diabetes – A Day in the Life

For people that live without diabetes it is hard to understand how the disease impacts the flow of daily life. Every day begins with a “stick” and a drop of blood. A “stick” is the term we use to describe using a lancet to pierce the skin and draw a drop of blood for a…

Cold Sores Remedies – Home Remedies For Cold Sores

There are many home remedies for cold sores. In some cases such traditional treatment options have already been shown to work just as well as antiviral supplements or the freezing type ointments. A particular advantage of using a home remedy is that therapy can start straightaway, since there is no need to visit a medical…