ChristmanWK1 - Pathological Bone Muscles Research

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Christman 1 Tiffany Christman/FTMYERS Professor Hazel HHSM/Research Week 1 8 March 2010 Pathological Conditions Affecting Musculoskeletal Systems A pathological condition is an abnormal anatomical or physiological condition and the objective or subjective manifestation of disease, not classified as disease or syndrome. (MDIBL, “Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms”) An example of such a condition would be hallux abducto valgus, more commonly referred to as bunions. Bunions are formed due to a genetic malformed bone structure in the foot, wherein the first metatarsal joint is misaligned and the joint becomes swollen and painful. There are non-invasive methods to lessen the pain, such as wearing custom made orthotic shoes, foot braces, having corticosteroid injections or simply icing the inflammation. Invasive surgery is an option for bunions that are more advanced. (ACFAS, “Bunions”) This pathological condition is amplified by wearing improperly sized shoes, repetitive impact to the area through running or excessive walking. (Ioni, “Four Common
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