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About Electrical Muscle Stimulation

Electrical muscle stimulation, also called EMS, is a type of therapy in which electrical impulses are generated by a machine and travel through electrodes on the patient's skin and then into their muscles. The electrical impulses mimic the central nervous system's impulses and cause the muscle to co

What Are the Treatments for a Damaged Achilles Tendon?

A tendon is a cord made of strong tissue. Its job is to connect your muscles to your bones. The Achilles tendon is located along the backside of both of your lower legs. It connects your heel bones to your calf muscles. This tendon is essential for activities as it walking and running, as it aids in

Plantar Fascitiis Treatments Described and Explained

Mistakenly regarded by many as a mere heel pain, plantar fascitiis is a more critical condition requiring urgent treatments. Although several symptoms of the two illnesses resemble each other, there are still a lot ways to tell a case of plantar fascitiis apart from ordinary heel pain. This way, all

Types Of Photovoltaics

Photovoltaics is the direct conversion of sunlight into electric current. This is done through photovoltaic cells, also called solar cells. A photovoltaic cell is made from silicon, which is doped with other elements to affect the behavior. The quality of electricity produced from solar cell depends

How to Explain Goniometry to a Patient

Goniometery is used for a variety of diagnostic medical procedures, and also to assess the range of motion of a joint that has sustained injury. Some orthopedic doctors as well as physical therapists are very familiar with the uses of the goniometer, but need to understand how to explain its use to

What Are the Treatments for RSD in the Right Ankle?

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) is a medical condition that causes chronic pain in one area of the body. The condition is characterized by intense pain, swelling and increased sensitivity of the nerves in the affected area. Unfortunately, there is no cure for RSD. However, a comprehensive treatme

How to Know When Spinal Stenosis Is a Problem?

The word stenosis means "narrowing or stricture," so spinal stenosis is a condition in which there is a narrowing of the spaces in your spine. The result is increased pressure on the spinal cord or nerve endings. In rare cases, spinal stenosis is present at birth, but it most commonly develops after

Make Sure Your Surgery Goes Well

Wrong-site surgery has become a focus of quality improvement in hospitals. Performing the wrong surgery, performing surgery on the wrong body part or patient, have been termed "never events," meaning there should be no reason or excuse for allowing these mistakes to occur.

Dislocated Ankle Treatment

A dislocation of the ankle is an injury in which the bones are separated by force affecting an unnatural, painful position in the ankle. This injury results in temporary deformity and can be complicated by subsequent torn ligaments, bone fractures and soft tissue damage. Ankle dislocations are not l

DMD Symptoms

DMD can cause permanent muscle deformities.man in wheelchair image by jimcox40 from Fotolia.comDMD, or Duchenne muscular dystrophy, is a more severe form of muscular dystrophy. It is caused by a defective gene that is responsible for protein in the muscles. Due to the nature of this gene,...

What Are the Treatments for a Sprained Ankle?

Sprained ankles are common. All it requires is a bad roll or twist of the foot. Sprained ankles can take place in an athletic event or during daily movement. The awkward movement can extend or tear the ligaments in the ankle. Sprained ankles happen when the ligaments are stained beyond the normal ra

Post Knee Surgery Pain

Knee surgery can be simple or complex, and the pain that accompanies it can be mild enough that a simple dose of Tylenol can fix it, or it can be so severe that morphine alone seems to be able to numb it. The amount of pain a person will feel is as personal as their sense of smell, it can vary from

About Dislocated Fingers

A dislocated finger is a common injury, especially for athletes. A finger can become dislocated when the bones are moved from the usual position. Although a finger can become dislocated at any joint, it will normally occur in the knuckle in the middle of the finger. Treatments for this potentially q

Recovery Time for Pulled Muscle

Pulled muscles strikes fear in the heart of professional athletes and are an uninvited nuisance for fitness junkies. There are techniques to streamline your workout and minimize the risk of injury, but accidents happen and being proactive about recovery can speed it along.

Activities for Supination

Supination leads to ankle sprains.man with sprained ankle image by Joann Cooper from Fotolia.comSupination is the outward rolling or rotation of the foot, through the ankle joint. The opposite of supination is pronation. Healthy feet moves through a balanced and stable range of motion...

Diseases Causing Muscle Spasms

Nerve PathwaysMuscle spasms are not always a symptom of muscle injury, but many times they are caused by an underlying disease that makes the muscles feel tight and painful. The pain often restricts movement and can occur anywhere in the body. Normal muscle contractions are regulated by...