This section covers general medical conditions that do not fit into specific areas of the body and includes general musclular skeletal terms, viral illnesses, infections, diseases affecting the nervous system and cardiovascular system. Also included are mental health and psychological issues which are relevant in sport.
Musculoskeletal conditions include include general explanations of anything that affects the skeleton, muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage or any other soft tissues. Injuries and terms such as tendonitis, sprains, & strains are covered as well as diseases such as Osteoperosis. For specific injuries view the body area specific section.
Nerves carry sensory information and messages which trigger muscles to contract or relax. Damage to the nervous system can impact the whole body and may affect how effectively the muscles function. Nervous system related diseases cover anything which affects the nerves including Epilepsy, Fibromyalgia, and Neuropathy.
Cardiovascular system diseases and conditions relate to the heart, blood and blood vessels, and can affect the body in general. These include Stroke, High blood pressure, Anemia, High cholesterol and Heart disease. If you have acute chest pain or any other acute or unusual symptoms then consult medical advice immediately. These diseases can sometimes have symptoms which do not initially cause alarm but can be very serious or fatal.