Musculoskeletal Diseases are the disorders that occur in muscles, cartilage, bones, tendons, etc in the human body. They are very common diseases that usually occur with aging. Their symptoms include swelling, body pain, joints pain, redness, etc. These disorders occur due to several reasons. The main causes are aging, obesity, mechanical stress, etc. Some people have loads of mechanical work that affects their back as well as joints. This leads to certain disorders like spondylitis. Sometimes obesity also becomes one of the reasons for these disorders. Due to high fat content, stress gets generated in the joints and ankle, due to which pain arises. Females have higher probability to get these disorders as compared to males. Due to aging, the chronic pain disorders may arise that may also involve musculoskeletal pain syndromes.
The impact factor of journal provides quantitative assessment tool for grading, evaluating, sorting and comparing journals of similar kind. It reflects the average number of citations to recent articles published in science and social science journals in a particular year or period, and is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. It is first devised by Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information. The impact factor of a journal is evaluated by dividing the number of current year citations to the source items published in that journal during the previous two years.
Last date updated on September, 2014