Condition: Osteochondrodysplasias is a group of hereditary disorders of connective tissue, bone, or cartilage that causes the skeleton to develop abnormally and can cause shortening of the limbs or dwarfism. Osteochondrodysplasias can result limited range of motion in certain joints, affecting daily movement.
Condition: CPPC is often mistaken for osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, however this disease develops in people over 60 where crystal deposits begin forming in joint cartilage. CPPC deposition can also form in young adults usually if they have history of the disease in their family, have had joint surgery or injury, or who have other diseases that are susceptible to CPPC crystal deposition disease. CPPC causes inflammation, pain and stiffness in the joint affecting movement and comfort.
Rheumatoid arthritis explained
Condition: Hip Dysplasia is a group of hip problems, often relating to loose connective tissues and body positions that place undue stress on the area. This can lead to arthritis later in life especially among those who have an inactive lifestyle. Some symptoms of Hip Dysplasia is pain or aching in the joint and instability. If ignored, this condition can develop into a severe case of arthritis.
Medial Plica Syndrome
Condition: The medial plica runs along the inside of you knee, parallel to your medial patella just below your medial retinaculum and inserts into your fat pad below your patella. Medial Plica Syndrome is severe inflammation that occurs from injury or overuse of the knee. Plica syndrome often occurs in addition to other conditions such like meniscal tears or Osgood Schlatter Disease. Your Plica can become inflamed during:
Repetitive Knee straightening and bending
Blunt trauma or knee twisting
Fat pad irritation
Altered Knee Motion
Internal Knee Derangements (ex. Meniscal tears)
Osgood Schlatter Disease
Condition: Osgood Schlatter Disease is a condition causing pain and swelling below the kneecap resulting from overuse. Medical professionals are uncertain as to the cause of this inflammation, however it is generally accepted that the condition is caused by tiny microfractures of the bony bump in the shinbone, also known as the tibia, where the ligament from the patella, or kneecap, is inserted into the tibia. Osgood Schlatter disease is most common in teens during a growth spurt, especially those active in sports that require frequent jumping and running. It is a rare condition often referred to as an “overuse condition”. The pain can be mild during activities and can extend to debilitating or constant pain. It is a shortterm condition that usually heals itself after a growth spurt, however longterm cases such as fractures to the tibia and joints has been documented years after the initial diagnosis. Rest and restraint from further strenuous activity is usually enough to heal this shortterm condition.