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- Ankylosing spondylitis
Early signs and symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis might include pain and stiffness in your lower back and hips, especially in the morning and after periods of inactivity. Neck pain and fatigue also are common. Over time, symptoms might worsen, improve or stop at irregular intervals.
The areas most commonly affected are:
The joint between the base of your spine and your pelvis (sacroiliac)
The vertebrae in your Read More
- Flatfoot (pes planus)
Flatfoot (pes planus), commonly called flat feet, is a relatively common foot deformity. A flat foot is defined by the loss of the medial longitudinal arch of the foot where it contacts or nearly contacts the ground. The arch connects the forefoot and hindfoot and is formed of elastic ligaments, tendons, and fascia. Its function is to store mechanical energy within the stretched elastic ligaments during the gait cycle. A flat Read More
Mild kyphosis may produce no noticeable signs or symptoms. But some people experience back pain and stiffness in addition to an abnormally curved spine.
When to see a doctor
Make an appointment with your doctor if you notice an increased curve in your upper back or in your child's spine. Read More
Osteoporosis is a condition of fragile bone with an increased susceptibility to fracture.
Osteoporosis weakens bone and increases risk of bones breaking.
Bone mass (bone density) decreases after 35 years of age, and bone loss occurs more rapidly in women after menopause.
Key risk factors for osteoporosis include genetics, lack of exercise, lack of calcium and vitamin D, personal h Read More
- Psoriatic arthritis
Psoriatic arthritis is a chronic condition classified by a form of inflammatory skin and inflammation in joints (inflammatory arthritis). Affecting males as much as females, this disease shows signs in the fourth and fifth decades of your lifetime. Psoriasis targets the tips of one’s elbows and knees, the scalp and ears, the navel, and around the genital area or anus. Patients with both arthritis and psorias Read More
- Schaumann's disease
Schuamann's disease or juvenile Kyphosis is a skeletal disorder where the growth of the vertebrae is uneven. The sagittal plane, or you can say the posterior angle is larger than the anterior angle. This results in the wedged shape of the vertebrae, leading to Kyphosis.The Risk Factors Of Schaumann's Disease are as follows:1. Diseases of the skeletal making (spine, spinal cord, connective tissue)2. Infe Read More