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Muscles and Bones

Muscles are defined as contractile tissue of the body, and their function is to produce force and cause motion. Bones are termed as dense connective tissue. They protect the various organs of the body and support the muscles when they move.

Our online support group will help you locate others who live with muscle and bone conditions and doctors who deal with it; right in your neighborhood or anywhere around the world.
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Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis is a rheumatic disease that causes arthritis of the spine. It is a progressive disease and hence after the pelvic is affected, it moves on to the lower back, chest wall, neck, shoulders, hips etc.

Be on your guard against Ankylosing Spondylitis and learn about the preventive measures you can take, if you fall in the high-risk group prone to the disease. Join this support group today!

Back Pain

Back pain affects eight in ten people at some point in their lives – it can be a dull ache or sharp shooting pain any part of the back, and it can be caused by nerve or muscle problems, arthritis, or degenerative disc disease.

Join our online support group for back pain to get more information about the condition and meet doctors and others professionals who can help.

Birth Defect - Structural Defects

Structural birth defects are problems related to parts of the body present at birth, like abnormally formed or missing limbs or organs. Babies with structural birth defects are more likely to be sickly and die early and more likely to be mentally retarded.

Get support and information from experts and other concerned people by joining our online support group for people and families living with structural birth defects.

Bone Marrow Biopsy

Bone marrow biopsy is the removal of bone marrow tissue, done using a bone marrow aspiration. The procedure is carried out to evaluate bone marrow function and also to monitor treatment of certain types of blood disorders.

Medindia’s support group on bone marrow biopsy will provide you with all the information you require before preparing to undergo the procedure yourself.

Cervical Spondylosis/ Degenerative neck disease

Cervical spondylosis or degenerative neck disease is arthritis or osteoarthritis of the spinal vertebra in the neck region. It can be very painful and its associated with balance and bowel problems.

Our online support group for people with cervical spondylosis will help you know more about the disease and get in touch with doctors or other patients.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue disorder, or the ‘yuppie flu’ is a disorder characterized by extreme fatigue, not resolved by bed rest. The condition can be aggravated by mental or physical activity. Persons suffering from CFS exhibit a substantially lower level of functionality when compared to their counterparts.

Triggered by modern lifestyles that make constant demands on our time and energy, the chronic fatigue syndrome has become more common in recent times. Guard yourself and stay energized. Learn how at this support group.

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread and chronic pain, fatigue, joint stiffness and sleep disturbances. Persons with fibromyalgia might find even a gentle touch painful.

Join this online support group for fibromyalgia to find other people with the disorder, and meet doctors and other professionals who can help you.

Fibrous dysplasia of the bone

Fibrous dysplasia causes bone thinning and tumor-like, fibrous growth on the bones. When this happens on the face or head, it causes visible deformities. Scientists do not yet know what causes it, and there is no cure for the condition so far.

This online support group for fibrous dysplasia will help you find fellow-travelers on what can be a lonely journey - meet other patients, their families, and doctors and find a compassionate online community for your disorder.

Fracture

A fracture is the breaking of a bone. Some fractures are accompanied by severe wounds and the bone becoming visible outside, sometimes the skin is not injured even if the bone is broken.

Join our online group on fractures to contact experts, ask questions, share experiences, and learn more.

Fracture of Knee Cap

The kneecap can fracture as a result of a direct blow from a fall or car accident or from sports. Signs that your knee might be broken are: extreme pain with swelling around the knee, a deformed appearance, tenderness when pressing, and difficulty moving the knee either side or straightening it.

Join our online group on fractures of the kneecap to contact experts, ask questions, share experiences, and learn more.







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