Arthritis literally means joint inflammation. Although joint inflammation is a symptom or sign rather than a specific diagnosis, the term arthritis is often used to refer to any disorder that affects the joints. Joints are places where two bones meet, such as your elbow or knee.
There are different types of arthritis. In some diseases in which arthritis occurs, other organs, such as your eyes, heart, or skin, can also be affected. Fortunately, current treatments allow most people with arthritis to lead active and productive lives
People often get hurt when participating in sports or other physical activities. A sports injury involves damage to part of your body due to sports, exercise or athletic activities. Sports injuries can be broadly classified as either traumatic or overuse injuries. An injury that occurs as a direct result of a sudden event, such as a sprained ankle caused by twisting awkwardly, is known as an acute injury. In contrast, an injury that is caused by overusing the same muscle group or joints is known as a chronic injury
Sports injuries can affect any part of your body. They most often affect:
A bone deformity is a deviation or distortion of the bone from its normal shape or size. It may also be positioned incorrectly which causes poor alignment. Bones may become deformed for many reasons. These include:
Bones may be deformed in four ways:
A bone fracture is a medical condition in which a bone is cracked or broken. It is a break in the continuity of the bone. While many fractures are the result of high force impact or stress, bone fracture can also occur because of certain medical conditions that weaken the bones, such as osteoporosis.
The word Fracture implies to broken bone. A bone may get fractured completely or partially and it is caused commonly from trauma due to fall, motor vehicle accident or sports. Thinning of the bone due to osteoporosis in the elderly can cause the bone to break easily. Overuse injuries are common cause of stress fractures in athletes.
Types of fractures include:
Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the spinal canal narrows, putting pressure on the spinal cord and nerves. This can lead to pain, numbness, and weakness in the legs, back, and neck. The condition can develop as a result of aging or wear and tear on the spine, but can also be caused by spinal injuries or deformities.
Treatment options for spinal stenosis can include:
To ensure that spinal stenosis is effectively treated and does not worsen over time, it is crucial to closely collaborate with Dr. Mammu, your orthopaedic surgeon, in determining the most suitable treatment plan. Consistent check-ups and monitoring are also imperative to keep track of the condition’s progress.