Stiff Man Syndrome Articles


Impingement Syndrome in Shoulders

30 April, 2014

Shoulder comprising three bones – upper arm bone, shoulder-blade, and collarbone, has several joints conjoined with muscles and tendons. The rotator cuff tendon connects the shoulder-blade to the arm bone by running through a narrow space. However, if the tendon traps in this space, it repeatedly rubs against the shoulder-blade, causing pain while raising arms …


Synovial Plica Syndrome explained

19 April, 2014

Synovial Plica Syndrome or simply Plica Syndrome This is a condition relating to irritation, enlargement, or inflammation of the plica in the knee. Plica is a membrane in the lining of the knee-joint or continuation of the protective synovial capsule that divides the knee into separate sections during fetal development. During the second trimester of fetal development, …


Battling Sjogren Syndrome

26 March, 2014

Sjogren syndrome is a debilitating autoimmune disorder characterized by dry mouth, dry eyes, dry skin and excessive fatigue. Affecting 10 times more women than men, it makes normal living difficult. Nevertheless, even if incurable, there are ways in which you can battle the symptoms of sjogren syndrome to continue leading a satisfying life.  Do you …


Elephantiasis Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

26 November, 2017

Elephantiasis refers to a type of parasitic infection that causes excessive swelling in the arms or legs. It is also known as lymphatic filariasis which is caused due to a filarial worm. This worm is transmitted from human to human through the bite of a female mosquito. This parasite grows and turns into an adult …


Osteosarcoma Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

24 August, 2017

The most common type of bone cancer is Osteosarcoma, also known as childhood bone cancer. Osteosarcoma is also the 6th most common type of cancer found in children. Since osteosarcoma develops from osteoblasts (the cells responsible for making bones grow), osteosarcoma symptoms are seen predominantly in teenagers who are experiencing a growth spurt, especially during …


Understanding Tinnitus ( Ringing in the Ear ) – Causes & Treatment

1 July, 2017

<p>Tinnitus is the sensation of a ringing noise in the ear. People experience a sort of a whistling or buzzing sound in their ear although there is no external source of sound. This sound comes from inside the ear in the form of clicking, roaring ...


Common Heart Diseases in India

24 September, 2016

Heart diseases refers to a situation where the blood vessels are blocked by deposition of fat, making it difficult for blood to flow through smoothly, thus leading to heart attack or stroke. Other conditions, such as those that affect your heart’s muscle, valves or rhythm, also fall in the category of cardiovascular diseases. Heart Attack …


Liposuction – Frequently Asked Questions

12 May, 2016

What is Liposuction? Liposuction, also known as liposculpture or suction-assisted lipectomy, is a surgical technique to remove unwanted body fat from specific areas of the body. The technique is a form of cosmetic surgery that is mostly done to improve appearance, though it is sometimes carried out to treat health conditions.  It must be noted, …


World Autoimmune Arthritis Day (WAAD)

21 May, 2015

  Autoimmune Arthritis refers to autoimmune, inflammatory diseases that heavily involve the joints, but also affect tissues and organs. While there are over 80 autoimmune diseases, only some include symptoms of arthritis, which makes them unique. Unlike the more commonly known and understood Degenerative Arthritis (Osteoarthritis), it is caused by cellular malfunction, which results in …


10 Easy Exercises for Office Goers

2 June, 2014

You may love your job and enjoy seeing the results of your hard work, but achieving them could also mean spending hours on your desk and staring into a computer screen – something that you cannot really avoid in a nine-to-five job. However, the effects of a sedentary lifestyle are alarming, and can take a …


Knee Pain and Joint Replacements (Arthroplasty)

20 March, 2014

What is a Knee pain? Knee pain defines the soreness that emerges in and around one’s knee joints. The pain intensity can differ depending upon age, cause and the stage of the syndrome. What are the causes? Injuries Ligament Sprains Tear of Menicus Diseases Knee osteoarthritis Gout  Inflammations Bursitis of the knee Tendinitis Deformities Genu …


What kind of back pain do I have?

11 March, 2014

Back pain is a symptom of pain that could arise from more than one source. A doctor will carefully evaluate the exact cause of pain before suggesting a course of action. Apart from referred pain (which is pain arising from other organs and felt in the back, such as intra-abdominal disorders like appendicitis, kidney disease, …

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