Muscle & Bones Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Muscular Dystrophy

    Muscular Dystrophy: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: The Gower Sign, Landouzy-Dejerine Disease, Steinert Disease Introduction to muscular dystrophy: Fundraising telethons and vague images of disabled children loom in most parents’ minds when they hear the words “muscular dystrophy.” The truth is that rapid advances in molecular genetic engineering hold promise for children with muscular dystrophy. Support of these efforts makes […]

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  • Why is my Child Limping?

    Why is my Child Limping?

    My 2-year-old woke up this morning with a limp. What could be causing it?

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  • Torticollis

    Torticollis: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Wryneck, Congenital muscular torticollis Introduction to torticollis: “What is that lump in my baby’s neck?” “Why does my baby only turn his head to one side?” What is torticollis? The Latin word tortus means ‘twisted.’ Collum (collar) means ‘neck.’Torticollis simply means twisted neck. It can have many different causes. By far the most […]

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  • Children's Back Pain Is Real And Needs Proper Evaluation

    Children’s Back Pain Is Real And Needs Proper Evaluation

    Children’s health issues are just the same as adult health issues — only smaller.  In adults, back pain is a common musculoskeletal problem.  In children, back pain should be taken seriously. 

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  • Benign Paroxysmal Torticollis

    Benign Paroxysmal Torticollis

    Within the first 2 months of life, my son was diagnosed with both torticollis and double hernias. The hernias were fixed with surgery, but the torticollis just won’t go completely away. He is now 3 and though the “episodes”…

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  • Fibrous Dysplasia

    Fibrous Dysplasia

    I found your article on McCune-Albright syndrome very interesting. I am a sufferer of fibrous dysplasia and I was wondering if there is much on-going research in this area? The reason I ask is that I am due to…

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  • Ergonomic Safety

    Ergonomic Safety

    Ergonomic safety has become a big issue in the work place, but not in schools, child care centers and homes where more and more kids are using computers in setups designed for adults twice their size. Do you think…

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  • Henoch-Schonlein Purpura

    Henoch-Schonlein Purpura

    My neighbors’ 9-year-old daughter was recently diagnosed with a condition called Henoch-Schonlein purpura. This apparently followed a viral infection. She is under the care of a physician and this was diagnosed by a biopsy. I have done several searches…

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  • Look!

    Treatment for Tibial Torsion

    I have a son who is now 20 months old. He was diagnosed by our local pediatrician as having tibial torsion. It is extremely visible. We have taken him to a specialist in Syracuse, New York at the Syracuse…

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  • Arthrogryposis

    Arthrogryposis: The importance of understanding as much as possible about your daughter’s condition

    My daughter has been diagnosed as having “Arthrogryposis”. None of her doctors have told me anything about this muscular/joint disease. I would like to know if you have ever heard of it, and if you can give me any…

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