Muscle and joint disorders

To walk a single step the body uses more than half of its 720 muscles, 200 bones and 68 joints. The skeletal system and muscles are finely tuned and at the same time very robust. Injuries and wear are the most common reasons for pain and limited mobility.

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  • Tendon overuse injuries (tendinopathy)

    Tendon overuse injuries (tendinopathy)

    If you regularly put a lot of strain on a tendon, the resulting overuse might eventually lead to pain in the tendon. Tendon overuse injuries (tendino...

  • Osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis and bone fractures

    Having weak, brittle bones is a sign of osteoporosis. It is normal for bone tissue to break down as you grow older, but osteoporosis speeds up this p...

  • Torn meniscus and meniscus damage

    Torn meniscus and meniscus damage

    A torn meniscus is one of the most common knee injuries in sports, especially in ball sports like soccer. The meniscus can tear if you twist your kne...

  • Bunions


    Bunions are among the most common foot deformities. The big toe leans towards the other toes and the joint at the base of the big toe bulges out. Thi...