Lower Back Strain

A lower back strain is one of the most frequent causes of back pain. It occurs when the muscle fibers in the back are abnormally torn or stretched. Behind the common cold, lower back pain is the second leading cause…

Strained Groin

A groin pull or strain is either a complete or partial tear of one of the six muscles that span the distance from the inner part of the femur to the inner pelvis. This group of muscles, called the “adductor…

Dislocated Finger

A dislocated finger is an injury where the bones in the fingers are knocked out of their normal and original alignment. It usually involves damage or stretching of the ligaments in the finger. Ligaments are strong bands of fiber that…

Broken Ribs

A fractured or broken rib is a very common injury. It occurs when one of the rib cage bones cracks or breaks. Luckily, ribs are more likely to be cracked than broken. Although painful, cracked ribs are not as dangerous…

Skier’s Thumb

Skier’s thumb is an injury that affects a person in their UCL ( ulnar collateral ligament) of the metacarpal phalangeal joint located within the thumb. It is also known as Gamekeeper’s thumb because breaking the neck of small animals while…

Torn Rotator Cuff

An injury to the rotator cuff includes any damage or irritation to the rotator cuff tendons or muscles. A rotator cuff tear is a very common injury occurring within the shoulder. In 2008, almost 2 million Americans visited their doctors…

Strained Oblique

Oblique muscles assist movement for daily activities and support your core. They are primarily responsible for any twisting movements you make with your body. A strain occurs when the oblique muscles have been torn or overstretched. While it is not…

Torn Bicep

The biceps are muscles in the front of the upper arm. They extend downward to the elbow and upward to the shoulder. A bicep tear occurs when the tendon detaches from the bone. You can tear tendons at either end…

Mini Strokes Treatment Options

A transient ischemic attack is commonly referred to as a TIA or a mini stroke. A TIA occurs when the brain loses the blood flow in normally needs temporarily. People experience stroke symptoms that may last a few seconds, up…

10 Most Common Signs & Symptoms of Food Poisoning

Food Poisoning There are many food borne illnesses. People typically just refer to them as food poisoning. These are any illness which happens because of a food or drink that is rotten or contaminated with some type of bacteria or…