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Overview on delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS)

Delayed-onset muscle soreness is muscle pain linked to exercise. It generally arises after engaging in strenuous and unfamiliar physical activity. This is likely to occur if an exercise involves an eccentric component. The eccentric exercises involve contraction of the muscles while lengthening such as in long-distance running, downhill running, landing drills and plyometric exercises. What […]

Close look on degenerative disc disease

Degenerative disc disease involves the deterioration process that affects the intervertebral discs. These discs are positioned between the bony vertebral bodies in the spine that absorb shock. The intervertebral discs at birth are comprised mainly of 80% water. As one starts to age, the discs dry out which leads to diminished shock absorption and high […]

What is tarsal coalition?

Tarsal coalition is an irregular connection that forms amidst 2 bones in the rear of the foot. This connection can be comprised of cartilage, bone or fibrous tissue that might lead to diminished movement and pain in one or both feet. It is important to note that the tarsal bones include the heel bone, navicular, […]

What is temporal arteritis?

Temporal arteritis is a type of vasculitis which results to inflammation of the blood vessels. In this condition, the temporal arteries that supply blood from the heart to the scalp are swollen and narrowed. Other blood vessels might also be involved such as the posterior ciliary arteries or large blood vessels such as the aorta […]