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The Anatomy of the Ligaments in the Spine

Last updated: 03/03/2021

The spine has a number of ligaments that help bind the column as a whole. These ligaments connect the individual bones together, and they help form the intervertebral...

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The Anatomy of the Tibial Nerve

Last updated: 03/02/2021

The tibial nerve is a branch of the sciatic nerve that runs down the back of your leg and into the foot. It's involved in a condition called tarsal tunnel syndrome that's...

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How To Care For A Swollen Toe

Last updated: 03/02/2021

Your toes play a crucial role in helping you run, walk and stay upright, but because we rely on them so frequently to help us get around, they are also oftentimes a source of...

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How Are Axial Spondyloarthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis Related?

Last updated: 03/02/2021

When learning about spondyloarthritis, it's easy to get confused about terminology and categories. The terminology is particularly confusing because doctors have been changing...

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Ankylosing Spondylitis and Spine Pain

Last updated: 03/02/2021

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is one disease found along a spectrum of inflammatory arthritis conditions that affect the spine and sacrum. The broader spectrum, known as axial...

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The Relationship Between Joint Pain and Obesity

Last updated: 03/02/2021

Our joints carry the weight of our bodies. The more weight you have to carry, the harder it is for your joints to work properly. Even small changes in weight can significantly...

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Common Causes Of Second Toe Pain

Last updated: 03/01/2021

Your big toe typically gets all the headlines, but it’s not the only toe that gets injured or becomes painful. A recent look at the analytics of our site found that a number of...

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Treating Pain In The Ball Of Your Foot

Last updated: 03/01/2021

A lot of the stress is channeled through your foot with each step you take, and much of this pressure ends up being displaced in the area between the arch of your foot and your...

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Is My Lower Back Pain Cancer?

Last updated: 03/01/2021

While back pain is one of the most common reasons people seek care from a primary doctor, it is very rarely a sign of cancer. Most often, back pain is caused by injury,...

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The Anterior Horn and Motor Neuron Diseases

Last updated: 03/01/2021

The spinal cord is made up of grey matter and white matter. If you were to cut it cross-sectionally, you would see the grey matter in the shape of a butterfly surrounded by...

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