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, for instance when doing sports or certain work-related activities, it might become sore. Tendon ove...

  • Osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis

    Having weak bones that easily break is a sign of osteoporosis. It's normal for bone tissue to break down as you grow older, but osteoporosis speeds u...

  • Bunions

    Bunions

    Bunions are among the most common foot deformities. They often don’t cause any problems – or only minor problems. But sometimes the foot becomes incr...

  • Fibromyalgia

    Fibromyalgia

    The main symptom of fibromyalgia is chronic (long-term) deep muscle pain in different areas of the body. It is now known that fibromyalgia has someth...

  • Osteoarthritis of the knee

    Osteoarthritis of the knee

    Osteoarthritis of the knee typically starts with knee pain, at first only during or after movement. The risk is increased by things like being overwe...

  • Golfer's elbow

    Golfer's elbow

    Pain on the inside of the elbow is typical for golfer’s elbow. It’s usually caused by repetitive movements or too much strain – for instance, during ...