Tendinopathy: causes, symptoms and recovery times

Tendinopathy is a painful condition affecting the tendons and the fibrous structures beneath the muscles and the bones; these two anatomical parts work together, assuring our body movements. Tendinopathy is a generic term covering a series of different injuries, but all of inflammatory or traumatic origin or due to overload. The most common tendons at […]

Knee arthrosis or Gonarthrosis: Symptoms, diagnosis and how to improve mobility

Knees, just like hips, are the joints most at risk of arthrosis, a degenerative disease of the bone, caused by the progressive wear of cartilage protecting the ends of bones in a joint. Osteoarthrosis (not to be confused with osteoarthritis!) is the most common joint disorder in the past 50 years, above all among women, […]

Frozen Shoulder: causes of Adhesive Capsulitis and useful exercises for a quicker recovery

Frozen Shoulder is a painful inflammatory disorder that causes joint stiffness and difficulty in movement. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to establish the cause, but in most cases it subsides over time. However, a prompt identification of the early signs and starting physiotherapy and rehabilitation is useful in considerably reducing both the pain and […]

Bursitis: what is it and which parts of the body are most at risk

Swelling, pain, difficulty in moving the joint: these could be signs of bursitis, a very common inflammation which appears mainly in the elbow, knee, shoulder, hip or foot. In this article, we illustrate the most frequent types of bursitis and understand how to intervene and what the recovery times are for returning to full joint […]

Rizoarthrosis and Nodal arthrosis: differences, symptoms and cures

After a day at work, many of us, particularly those who perform repetitive manual jobs or use a mouse and keyboard for many hours a day, will have felt pain or tenderness in the hand, especially at the base of the thumb. The pain in the hand becomes acute when closing the hand to grip […]

Plantar Fasciitis: symptoms, remedies and useful exercises

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the fascia covering the muscles on the sole of the foot. The first symptom of this inflammation is pain, particularly in the posterior insertion area, around the calcaneus, and in the centre of the sole of the foot, with consequent difficulty in walking and general functional weakness of the […]

Fibromyalgia: what is it and what are the early symptoms?

Fibromyalgia is a rheumatic disease that affects the musculo-skeletal apparatus and consists in chronic widespread pain, stiff and aching muscles, tendons and joints. 90% of patients suffering from this disease also experience chronic fatigue and sleep disturbance. To date, little is still known of fibromyalgia, above all with regard to the causes. Diagnosis is also […]

Pubalgia: causes, symptoms and remedies

Pubalgia rather than an illness is considered a syndrome, for which the number of cases (epidemiology, in scientific terms) is difficult to calculate, as are the relative causes and symptoms, above all due to the anatomical complexity of the groin region and frequent overlapping features of other types of disorder. In general, pubalgia refers to […]

Carpal tunnel syndrome: symptoms and treatment

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a neuropathy that involves trapped nerves, caused by compression of the median nerve on its route through the carpal tunnel of the wrist. This is the most common trapped nerve neuropathy representing 90% of all neuropathies. The first symptoms of CTS are a tingling sensation, numbness, pain and paresthesia, and […]

Epicondylitis: how to treat tennis elbow

Despite the name, we don’t necessarily have to be Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic to suffer from the so-called Tennis Elbow. Epicondylitis, in fact, in most cases is an inflammation caused by overload, affecting people who for work or leisure perform activities that require repeated movements of the elbow and wrist. In this detailed article, […]

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