Almost everyone has a friend or relative who has ever landed on the operating table due to a rupture of the meniscus of the knee joint. Such an injury is usually received either instantly: for example, if a leg bent at the knee is curled in some unnatural way. Or damage of this kind develops gradually, due to age-related degenerative processes and / or the constant repetitive stress of these structures.
Symptoms of a meniscus rupture include swelling of tissues on the injured side, pain in the knee joint (sometimes it spreads to other parts of the leg) and loss of the ability to fully extend the leg in the injured knee joint. Continue reading
The most common cause of sciatic nerve neuralgia (sciatica, lumbosacral radiculitis) – one of the longest nerves of the human body that runs from the sacral plexus to the foot itself – is pinched. As you can imagine, at the same time, a person feels severe acute pains that occur suddenly, tingling, tissue numbness, loss of sensitivity and other neurological symptoms often develop. Due to severe pain, some people with such a problem can hardly walk or stand.
According to statistics, 40% of people at some point in their lives have experienced sciatic nerve neuralgia. Sometimes exacerbations of the lumbosacral radiculitis haunt a person all his life. Moreover, neuralgia of this kind can cause anxiety – a person is always waiting for the disease to worsen. Continue reading