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Dystonia

Posted on May 14th, 2018

Dystonia is a disorder that affects movement, causing a person's muscles contract uncontrollably. When these contractions occur, the muscle group or affected body part twists involuntarily and results in repetitive movements or abnormal postures. Dystonia is an affliction that can affect a single...
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Trochanteric Bursitis

Posted on May 08th, 2018

Bursitis occurs when the small sacs of fluid cushioning and lubricating the areas between the bones and the tendons become inflamed. The trochanteric bursa are larger sacs that separate the greater trochanter (a bony protuberance on side of the leg bone) to the muscles of the hip and the tendons in...
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Knee Bursitis

Posted on May 01st, 2018

Bursitis is an inflammation of a sack of fluid called a bursa (plural = bursae). There are lots of bursae around the knee. They help to protect all the moving parts of the knee, such as the patella (knee cap), the tendons, and the ligaments. Bursitis often develops from overusing or continual...
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Finger Sprain

Posted on Apr 15th, 2018

Finger sprains are injuries to your ligaments or any one of the three joints within the finger.  Since these injuries are often referred to as jammed fingers, it only makes sense that they are caused by jamming the finger into another individual or being hit on the top of the finger.  Fingers can...
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Anterior Wedge Fracture to the Vertebra

Posted on Apr 08th, 2018

Anterior wedge fractures are fractures that occur when the vertebrae in the spine break down from some form of trauma. The fracture can also be caused by cancer, osteoporosis and any number of other conditions. Symptoms often include weakness and pain but can in rare cases cause nerve pains,...
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Growth Plate Fractures

Posted on Apr 04th, 2018

Growth plate fractures often affect the layer of tissue growing near the end portions of the child’s long bones.  Growth plates tend to be the weakest and softest parts of the skeleton.  Sometimes, they are even weaker than that of the surrounding tendons and ligaments.  Injuries that could...
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Talus Fracture

Posted on Mar 27th, 2018

The talus is a reasonably large foot bone that sits next to the heel bone. It has a keystone shape to it, almost like that of a turtle. The bones in the lower leg will ride on the top and sides to create the ankle joint. Where the foot and talus meet, the subtalar joint is formed, which is crucial...
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Gait Re-Education

Posted on Mar 21st, 2018

While it is hard for anyone to imagine the thought of having to learn how to walk again, this is a terrifying reality for many people who have to rehabilitate from injuries, illness, or disease. What is Gait Re-Education In situations where someone has to re-learn how to walk, gait re-education...
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Osteochondroma

Posted on Mar 18th, 2018

An osteochondroma is a benign bone tumour. Growing tumors might end up replacing healthy tissues with abnormal tissue. It could end up weakening the bone and cause it to break (fracture). Most of the time, the bone tumor is noncancerous (benign), but there are very rare instances where the tumor...
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Phalangeal Injury (Foot)

Posted on Mar 18th, 2018

Almost one-quarter of all bones in the human body are in the foot, which works to provide you with movement and support. Broken bones in one of the phalanges is often quite painful, but it isn’t normally disabling. Most of the time, the injury can heal without having to worry about operative...
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