Joints emit a variety of noises, including popping, snapping, catching, clicking, grinding, grating and clunking. The technical term for these noises is "crepitus", from the Latin "to rattle".
Osteoarthritis is a disease that can cause serious discomfort in the joints, which affects 15% of the World population and costs more than 4,900 million each year.
If you live with chronic pain and don’t want to get addicted to painkillers, you may be wondering what pain management and regenerative medicine treatments are.Chronic pain can significantly hamper your lifestyle making it almost impossible to remain independent,
Outcomes and the speed of recovery were similar between patients who underwent rotator cuff repair with bicep tenodesis and patients who underwent only rotator cuff repair, according to a presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting.
MCL injuries often happen during contact sports. Direct contact to the outside of the knee during a collision can push the knee sideways. This puts a lot of pressure on the MCL, which can tear. Contracting the muscle while running and turning can also put enough stress on the ligament to sprain or tear it.
University of Kansas researcher Jenny Robinson is studying how estrogen may protect the menisci, the crescent-shaped pieces of fibrocartilage that absorb shock between the thighbone and shinbone.
Why are fat deposits more likely to occur after tears of the shoulder's rotator cuff, compared to other types of muscle injuries? An increased propensity of stem cells within with rotator cuff muscles to develop into fat cells may explain the difference.
A rake-like device that sweeps up cells could give new life to arthritic knees. It collects stem cells — which can form new tissue — from the joint lining, then brushes them into blood clots to help the knee heal itself.