Compartment syndrome is a painful condition caused by pressure in a group of muscles. Acute compartment syndrome appears after injury and is a medical emergency. Learn about symptoms and treatment options for acute and chronic compartment syndrome.
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Joint diseases and problems
Joint diseases and problems can severely limit a person's quality of life, so it's important know what the different types are. Learn more about them here.
Bone disease can range from cancers, infections, or conditions. Read below to learn the different types of bone disease, symptoms and treatment options.
Osteomyelitis is an infection of the bone. Read more about symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment of osteomyelitis.
Dupuytren’s contracture is a condition that causes one or more of the fingers to bend towards the palm of the hand. It is relatively common. Find out more here.
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
Pain in the jaw or 'locking' of the jaw can be symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ. Learn more about TMJ symptoms and treatments.
This rare form of arthritis affects the spine’s joints and ligaments and sometimes other joints. There’s no cure, but treatment can ease the symptoms.
Perthes disease is a painful condition of the hip which usually occurs in children. It can take time, but most children recover fully. Read our trusted sources about Perthe's disease.