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tibia

also known as the shinbone, is the larger weight-bearing bone in the anterior of the lower leg

fibula

smaller of the two bones in the lower leg

tarsals

bones that make up the ankles

malleolus

rounded bony protuberance on each side of the ankle

talus

anklebone that articulates with the tibia and fibula

calcaneus

heel bone; largest of the tarsal bones

metatarsals

bones of the foot

phalanges

bones of the toes(and fingers)

chiropractor

holds a Doctor of Chiropractic degree and specializes manipulative treatment of the disorgers originating from the misalignment of the spine

orthopedic surgeon

also known as an orthopedist; specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases and disorders involving the bones, joints, and muscles

orthotics

field of knowledge relating to making and fittin of orthopedic appliances, such as a brance or splin to support, align, prevent, or correct deformities or to improve the function of movable parts of the body

osteopathic physicians

holds a Doctor of Osteopathy degree and specializes in treating helath problems by manipulation (change in the positions of the bones)

osteopathy

refers to any bone disease

podiatrist

holds a Doctor of Podiatry Medicine degree and specialized in diagnosing and treating diorders of the foot

rheumatologist

physician who specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases that are characterized by inflammation in the connective tissues

rheumatism

general term for a variety of acute and chronic condtiond characterized by inflammation and deterioration of connective tissues

ankylosis

loss or absence of mobility in a joint due to disease, an injury, or a surgical procedure

arthralgia

pain in a joint

arthrosclerosis

stiffness of the joints, especially in the elderly

bursitis

an inflammation of a bursa that is typically caused by reptitive movements

chondroma

slow-growing benign tumor derived from cartilage cells

chondromalacia

abnormal softening of the cartilage

hallux valgus

commonly known as bunion; an abnormal enlargemtn of the joint at the base of the great toe

luxation

also known as dislocation, is the dislocation or displacement of a bone fome its joint

subluxation

partial displacement of a bone from its joint

synovitis

inflammation fo the synovial membrane that results in swelling and pain

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