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Connective Tissue Disorder Web Site

Site Map - Part I

Musculoskeletal and Orthopedic Information

Also See - Connective Tissue Disorders - Site Map Part II - For Information on genetic disorders, nutritional deficiencies, nutrition testing, sinus infections, hyaluronic acid, magnesium, migraines, mitral valve prolapse and all non-musculoskeletal topics covered in this site.

Recent Site Updates - Site Updates - the Health links page has been consolidated into other pages.

Connective Tissue Disorder - Musculoskeletal and Orthopedic Conditions

Hyaluronic Acid

A component of connective tissue whose function is to cushion and lubricate. I suspect that HA abnormalities are a common thread in many connective tissue disorders.


Fibromyalgia diet - Diet changes I found helpful for long term pain relief.

Fibromyalgia - Part II - assorted tips for day to day pain prevention.


How I Freed Up My Frozen Shoulder - reviews overlooked causes, treatment tips and exercises.

For shoulder blades that stick out, see winged scapula.

What keeps shoulders from popping out of place? - I used to have weird popping sounds from my shoulder joint. Stretches and tips that helped.


Knee Pain - my diagnosis of patella femoral syndrome.

Neck Pain

A personal account - my saga on finding the root cause of my sore neck. Treatment for a Pain in the Neck - tips I found helpful including yoga, moist heat, and trigger point therapy.

Bone Health

Osteopenia Prevention and Treatment - top books for building strong bones.

Osteopenia -Popular Myths

Diet Changes for Healthy Bones

Osteoporosis Exercise - treatment and prevention tips.

Pectus Excavatum

What Causes Pectus Excavatum? - Reviews often overlooked genetic and nutritional factors.

Exercises for Pectus Excavatum


Pectus Excavatum FAQ - Part I



Natural Pain Relief Therapies - postures, diet changes, Ayurvedic medicine and more.



Can Diet, Yoga and Exercise Help?

Exercises, Books and Tips - Yoga and the Egoscue Method - general info

Exercise for Spinal Curvature - How exercise specifically helped my scoliosis.

Yoga - specific yoga poses that helped reduce my curves.

Treatment - Alternative Methods

What causes it? - reviews the clues from associated conditions.

Physical Therapy - does it work? A picture is worth a thousand words.

What Helps Swollen Ankles?

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome include numbness, heaviness, swelling, pain and tingling in the arms, shoulder and hands.

TOS Definition and Symptoms

Treatment - Part I

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

TMJ - Diet and Exercise Treatments

The Cause of Your Jaw Pain - many dentists, doctors and physical therapists simplistically assume that where it hurts is where to treat. That may not be the case.

Also see: Creaky Knees, Cracking Necks and Popping Jaws - tips to prevent snap, crackle, pop, crunch and other assorted sounds from your joints.


Yoga for Scoliosis - poses that helped my spinal curvature.


Winged Scapula - Shoulder blades that stick out

Tips and Resources






Recommended Books for Many of the Musculoskeletal and Orthopedic Conditions Listed in this Site

Recommended books

In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth that humble reasoning of a single individual.
Galileo Galilei

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