8 Most Common Orthopedic Disorders

If we do not take good care of our bones and muscles, there is a huge tendency that we will acquire diseases and disorders. Without proper nutrition and exercise, our bones and muscles will deteriorate and will become dysfunctional. These conditions in our body’s musculoskeletal system should be immediately provided with clinical care.

Here are the 8 most common orthopedic disorders:

Arthritis

This condition refers to the inflammation of joints and connective tissues around the body. It causes pain, swelling, and stiffness in joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons or bones. Usually, arthritis is caused by the wear and tear of joints over time.

Bursitis

This is the inflammation or irritation of the bursa or the sac filled with lubricating fluid that decreases rubbing, friction and irritation. Bursitis is caused by repetitive or sudden serious injuries.

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes too much pain in muscles and soft tissues all over the body. Although the cause is unknown, researchers attribute sleep problems and stress as the cause of this condition.

Fractures

A fracture is a partial or complete break in the bone. It happens when there is too much force applied to the bone that the bone could not handle. Major causes of fractures are falls, trauma, and even a sudden blow or kick to the body.

Kyphosis

Kyphosis is also called roundback or Kelsos’ hunchback as it causes an abnormal curvature of the spine. This condition can be congenital or due to acquired conditions including metabolic problems, neuromuscular conditions, and osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis

This condition is characterized by a decrease in bone density which causes bones to become weak and fragile. Osteoporosis will lead to abnormally porous bone that is like a sponge. 1 out of 2 women while 1 out of 4 men will break a bone due to osteoporosis.

Paget’s Disease of the Bone

This is a chronic condition that causes the bone to become enlarged and deformed. The bones may be dense, but fragile due to excessive breakdown and deformation. Researchers believe that viral infection causes this condition.

Scoliosis

This condition is often first diagnosed in children. Scoliosis happens when the spine is bent abnormally. People with scoliosis have a difference in shoulder height and head not centered with the rest of the body.