Joints

Some articles on joints, joint:

Soul And Body - Place and Time
... its sins according to each of its 365 joints ... every month," which "is in proportion to the number of joints and sinews in the human body" (410) ... to support the idea that the torment awaiting the damned body will be proportional to its 365 joints ...
Smallpox Survivors - Prognosis - Complications
... In 2% to 5% of young children with smallpox, virions reach the joints and bone, causing osteomyelitis variolosa ... Swollen joints limit movement, and arthritis may lead to limb deformities, ankylosis, malformed bones, flail joints, and stubby fingers ...
Leg Raise - Force - Joints
... Extending the knee joint (often called a straight leg raise]) increases the demands of leverage on both hip and spine flexors ...
Lumbar Hyperlordosis - Causes - Other Factors
... is the case with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS), where hyper-extensive and usually unstable joints (e.g ... joints that are problematically much more flexible, frequently to the point of subluxation and even dislocation) are quite common throughout the body ... also quite common (if not the norm) to find the muscles surrounding the joints to be a major source of compensation when such instability exists ...

Famous quotes containing the word joints:

    Farmers in overalls and wide-brimmed straw hats lounge about the store on hot summer days, when the most common sound is the thump-thump-thump of a hound’s leg on the floor as he scratches contentedly. Oldtime hunters say that fleas are a hound’s salvation: his constant twisting and clawing in pursuit of the tormentors keeps his joints supple.
    —Administration in the State of Arka, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    Opinions are to the vast apparatus of social existence what oil is to machines: one does not go up to a turbine and pour machine oil over it; one applies a little to hidden spindles and joints that one has to know.
    Walter Benjamin (1892–1940)

    To round that shell’s elaborate whorl,
    Adorning every secret track
    With the delicate mother-of-pearl,
    Made the joints of Heaven crack....
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)