* Atonic- Lacking normal muscle tone or strength. * Atrophy- Weakness or wearing away of body tissues and structures caused by pathology or by disuse of the muscle over a long period of time * Bradykinesia- Extreme slowness in movement * carpal tunnel syndrome- Inflammation and swelling of the tendons that pass through the carpal tunnel, which then create pressure
Pain can generate from the hips, back, legs, neck, shoulder, chest, and many more areas of the body. The pain felt may vary by severity and sensation. Some types of pain are aching, tingling, sharp, deep, shooting, pins and needles, radiating, and tender. Some chronic joint pain can be inflamed by an injury, exercise, or overuse. Serious chronic joint pain can derive from more serious medical conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis and bone cancer (www.chronicjointpain.com).
Fibrodysplasia is one of the most interesting diseases. A disease that basically causes bones to grow all over the body, due to sudden movement, injury, shots, etc. As the disease progresses the patient will begin to lose all function of their body until the only moving parts left are the eyes and lips. Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP), is an extremely rare disease effecting the connective tissues. Also known as Stone Man Syndrome, Fibrodysplasia is a mutation of the body’s repair mechanism that causes fibrous tissues such as muscle, tendon and ligament tissues to ossify (turn to bone) spontaneously or when damaged.
Addisonian crisis: If you have untreated Addison's disease, an addisonian crisis may be provoked by physical stress, such as an injury, infection or illness. Signs and Symptoms: * Muscle weakness and fatigue * Weight loss and decreased appetite * Darkening of your skin (hyperpigmentation) * Low blood pressure, even fainting * Salt
What is Physical Disability? Page 1 of 2 What is life-long physical disability? Physical disability pertains to total or partial loss of a person’s bodily functions (eg walking, gross motor skills, bladder control etc) and total or partial loss of a part of the body (eg a person with an amputation). What are some examples of life-long physical disabilities? Examples of physical disability include * amputation; * arthritis; * cerebral palsy; * upper limbs; * multiple-sclerosis; * muscular dystrophy; * acquired spinal injury (paraplegia or quadriplegia); * post-polio syndrome; * spina bifida.
The surface of the skin can ulcerate which may become infected. Eventually subcutaneous and deeper tissues are damaged. Besides the heel, other areas commonly involved are the skin over the buttocks, sacrum, ankles hips and other bony sites of the body. There are 4 stages in relation to the skin breaking down which causes pressure sores, it’s important that the correct staging is done because this
Alternative Treatments for Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common chronic condition of the joints, affecting over 27 million Americans ("What is osteoarthritis?" 2009). It has to do with the breakdown and wearing of cartilage, which is the hard and slippery tissue that cushions the ends of bones where they meet to form a joint. Healthy cartilage allows bones to glide over one another, absorbing energy from the shock of physical movement. In OA, the wearing of the cartilage allows bones underneath to rub together, causing pain, swelling, and loss of motion of the joint.
This complication may occur if the spinal cord's surrounding membrane is torn or punctured, or if it ruptures. In many cases this complication is noticed during the spinal-cord surgery and corrected right away. However, if it is not corrected during surgery, it can lead to serious complications such as a spinal infection or chronic headaches, and will need an additional spinal-cord surgery to be corrected. Nerve Damage Nerve damage is a possible complication of spinal-cord surgery. This complication can occur during the surgery and one or more nerves can be affected.
Ulcerative Colitis isn’t an easy disease to live with. It causes the sufferer quite a lot of pain and discomfort. It usually results in some if not all of the colon being removed. It doesn’t just affect the sufferer but family members as well. "What Is Ulcerative Colitis?
A chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when your body’s system attacks your own tissues and organs is called Lupus. The inflammation can affect your joints, kidneys, blood cells, brain, skin, and heart and lungs. Lupus is hard to pin point because it mimics other diseases and sicknesses. Symptoms for lupus include fingers and toes that turn white or blue when being exposed to coldness, a facial rash resembling wings of a butterfly spreading across both cheeks, skin lesions that appear in exposure of the sunlight, memory loss, shortness of breath, and joint pain. Doctors have said it’s likely that lupus results from a combination of your genetics and your environment.