Monthly Archives: June 2017

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Meniscus Tears Signs Symptoms and Causes

Meniscus Tears  Meniscus tears are damage to the meniscus, the cartilage that contains the knee. This often occurs with age, wear and tear of the meniscus and twisting of the knee. The meniscus is a piece of cartilage that provides a cushion between your thighbone (femur) and shinbone (tibia). Each knee joint has two menisci. [...]

By |2017-06-20T17:48:17-04:00June 20th, 2017|AllTuff USA First Aid|0 Comments

Knee Effusion Signs Symptoms and Treatments

Knee Effusion Signs Symptoms and Treatments Knee effusion is the build-up of fluid inside the knee, usually from inflammation. Known as water on the knee According to the MediLexicon Medical Dictionary, knee effusion is a large bursa between the inferior part of the femur and the tendon. Also known as Prepatellar bursitis Small amount of [...]

By |2017-06-19T11:43:42-04:00June 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Knee Osteoarthritis Signs Symptoms and Treatments

Knee Osteoarthritis Signs Symptoms and Treatments Knee Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and often affects the knees. Knee Osteoarthritis is a degenerative wear-and-tear type of arthritis also known as degenerative arthritis. It occurs most often in people 50 years of age or greater; however, it can also occur in young people. Knee [...]

By |2017-06-15T20:01:10-04:00June 15th, 2017|AllTuff USA First Aid|0 Comments

Chondromalacia Patella Signs Symptoms and Treatment

Chondromalacia Patella Signs Symptoms and Treatment Chondromalacia patella is also called Patellofemoral syndrome Irritation of the cartilage on the underside of the Patella. This causes knee pain and is common in younger people and young athletes. Also known as runner’s knee Cartilage on the underside of the Patella deteriorates and softens. Common in athletic individuals and [...]

By |2017-06-15T19:53:46-04:00June 14th, 2017|AllTuff USA First Aid|1 Comment

How your Body Regulates Temperature

How your Body Regulates Temperature   Perspiration/Evaporation The brain knows when to start sweating because of the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus helps the body maintain homeostasis in the body, which from a temperature standpoint means that the hypothalamus helps regulate the body temp at 98.6°F. The hypothalamus regulates the temperature of the body by ensuring that [...]

By |2017-06-13T12:47:22-04:00June 13th, 2017|AllTuff USA First Aid|0 Comments

Heat-Related Illnesses

Heat-Related Illnesses There are three different stages of heat-related illness. The first stage is heat cramps. This is usually the first sign of heat exhaustion or heat stroke. There is no certain cause for heat cramps; however, it is believed that they are caused by a deficiency in electrolytes. The second stage is heat exhaustion. [...]

By |2017-06-11T10:51:45-04:00June 11th, 2017|AllTuff USA First Aid|0 Comments

MCL Sprains

MCL Sprains The MCL is the Medial Collateral Ligament. The MCL is a broad and thick band that runs down the inner part of the knee, from the femur (thighbone) to about five inches from the top of the tibia (shinbone). The MCL’s primary function is to prevent the leg from over extending inward. However, [...]

By |2017-06-09T13:10:31-04:00June 9th, 2017|AllTuff USA First Aid|0 Comments

PCL Sprains

PCL Sprains PCL stands for the Posterior Cruciate Ligament which is the ligament that connects the thighbone (femur) to your shinbone (tibia). The PCL is larger and stronger than the ACL, however, it can still be torn. The PCL's function is to prevent the femur from sliding off the anterior edge of the tibia and [...]

By |2017-06-07T09:30:31-04:00June 7th, 2017|AllTuff USA First Aid|0 Comments

Torn ACL Signs, Symptoms and Treatment

 ACL Injury Signs, Symptoms and Treatment The ACL is one of four ligaments that help stabilize the knee. ACL stands for Anterior Cruciate Ligament. The ACL is the most commonly injured knee ligament. The ACL is a key stabilizer of the knee. It guides the Tibia (shin bone) through a normal and stable range of [...]

By |2017-06-06T10:51:49-04:00June 6th, 2017|AllTuff USA First Aid|0 Comments