Bones, Joints, and Muscles

Bones, Joints and Muscles hold our body together and support freedom of movement. They are part of the musculoskeletal system (also known as the locomotor system).


Acetaminophen (such as Tylenol) reduces fever and relieves pain. It does not reduce inflammation, as do nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin and ibuprofen, but it is less likely to cause stomach upset and other side effects. Be sure to follow the nonprescription medicine precautions…

Acetaminophen for Osteoarthritis

Covers acetaminophen to treat osteoarthritis. Lists generic and brand names such as Tylenol. Looks at why they are used and how well they work. Includes possible side effects, which are rare.

Achilles Tendon Injury: Physical Therapy and Rehab

Rehabilitation (rehab) and/or physical therapy are the usual treatment for an Achilles tendon injury. For Achilles tendinopathy, physical therapy can decrease your pain. It can allow you to gradually return to your normal activities. For an Achilles tendon rupture, you can try a rehab program after surgery to repair the…

Achilles Tendon Problems

Discusses common Achilles tendon problems. Covers tendinopathy, which includes tendinitis and tendinosis. Also covers tendon tear or rupture, paratenonitis, peritendinitis, and bursitis. Discusses symptoms such as pain and swelling in back of leg or heel.