Musculoskeletal system diseases

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  1. Arthritis
    as we age our joint tissues become less resilient to wear and tear and start to degenerate manifesting as swelling, pain and sometimes loss of mobility in joints
  2. osteoporosis
    • porous bone
    • when too much calcium is dissolved from the bones and not enough is replaced, bones lose density and are easily fractured
    • women are particularly susceptible
  3. Osteomalacia
    • "soft bones" 
    • when not enough calcium is deposited into your bones as a child then they develop to be soft
  4. carpal tunnel syndrome
    repetitive flexing movements may inflame and thicken the ligament over the "tunnel" where the main nerve runs through the carpal bones, trapping and compressing the nerve
  5. Tendonitis
    repeated strain on a tendon can inflame the tendon resulting in pain and difficulty with movement involving the muscle.
  6. Rotator cuff tear
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Musculoskeletal system diseases
2015-04-10 22:39:01
medical terminology
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musculoskeletal system diseases
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