Treatment of Arthritis and Arthritis Related Disorders

Orthopedics is a medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis, care and treatment of patients with musculoskeletal disorders. The physicians who specialize in treating injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system are called orthopedic surgeons or orthopedists. Although orthopedists may perform surgery to restore function lost as a result of injury or disease of bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, or skin, they are involved in all aspects of health care pertaining to the musculoskeletal system. They employ medical, physical and...

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Understanding Common Foot Complications and Disorders

By Dr. Mel Colón, CEO Medical Director As the foundation of your body, the foot is a structural wonder of the human body. The foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles, and tendons hold the structure together and allow it to move in a variety of ways. The foot is called upon to carry, balance and support the entire human body. The average person walks 115,000 miles in a lifetime — more than four times the circumference of the...

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Are Bunions Preventable?

By Dr. Mel J. Colon, International Medical Clinics Bunions are painful “bony” conditions that are usually found on the outer side of the big toe and occur when your big toe joint moves out of alignment. The result is quite painful. Bunions are inherited and not caused by tight or improperly fitting shoes, but inappropriate footwear can aggravate them. And, as bunions get worse, it may be hard to find comfortable shoes. If you don’t take appropriate action soon, it...

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