Pain of a Fractured Hip in the Elderly

Hip fractures are painful and debilitating, and unfortunately, they often happen to the elderly. Those of a more advanced age have more brittle, less dense bones, which puts them at an increased risk from falling or even from everyday wear …

Anatomy of the Hip

Although people often refer to their “hip bones”, the hip is actually one of the major joints of the human body, where the bones of the pelvis and the femur (the thighbone) meet. The bones of the hip connect in …

Osteoporosis of the Hip at Any Age

Osteoporosis is a degenerative disease in which the bone becomes porous and brittle as the tissue slows its self-repairing process; this breakdown causes the bone to become porous and brittle, making it more delicate and prone to fracturing. Although it …

Overuse Injuries in Teen Sports

Participation in sports is a popular activity for teenagers, many of whom begin during childhood and continue throughout high school. Organized sports for teens have become increasingly popular in recent years, with many students vying for athletic scholarships, so there …

Is This Gas or a Heart Attack?

Pain in the chest is always scary to experience. There are numerous potential causes of pain in the chest, not all of which are detrimental. What makes chest pain so scary, though, is that the symptoms of many chest pain …