Costochondrititis: An Inflammation of Connective Tissue In the Chest

What Is Costochondritis? Costochondritis is a painful inflammation of the costochondrial junctions – the connective tissue that holds the upper ribs to the breastbone or sternum. It is recognized as a harmless cause of localized chest pain and is frequently found in children and teenagers. Causes The exact cause of costochondritis is unknown. In some […]

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Psoriasis: How Does It Affect Your Skin?

What Is Psoriasis? Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease that results in patches of abnormal skin that are usually red, itchy or scaly. The condition can vary in severity, from small, localized patches to widespread areas of the skin. The areas most commonly affected by psoriasis are the back, stomach, shins, forearms and scalp. Causes […]

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Polymyalgia Rheumatica: A Common Cause Of Muscle Pain

What Is Polymyalgia Rheumatica? Polymalgia rheumatica is an inflammatory disorder that causes pain and stiffness in muscles – particularly the shoulders. It is most commonly found in individuals over the age of 50 and symptoms are usually most severe early in the morning immediately after waking. Causes The exact cause of polymyalgia rheumatica is unknown, although […]

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