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Compartment Syndrome – Thigh/Buttocks

Posted on Dec 09th, 2017

Compartment syndrome happens when there is an excessive amount of pressure that builds up within an enclosed space of the body. It often results from swelling or bleeding following an injury. Due to the dangerously high amount of pressure within the compartment, it impedes the blood flow to the...
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Finger Extensor Tendon Injury

Posted on Dec 07th, 2017

When the extensor tendon is damaged, the finger joint can be injured.  If an object or ball strikes into the tip of the thumb or the finger, the force ends up damaging the thin tendon that is responsible for straightening the finger.  Depending on how strong the blow is, the force could end up...
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Coccydynia

Posted on Dec 03rd, 2017

Coccydynia is an inflammation of the coccyx that causes pain deep between your buttocks. It is often associated with tenderness and pain at the tailbone’s tip. Most of the time, the pain will get worse when sitting. It commonly occurs from an injury, but there are instances where it can occur...
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Cervicothoracic Joint (CT) Dysfunction

Posted on Nov 30th, 2017

Joint dysfunction is one of the main causes of neck pain. Most of the time, the underlying cause is attributed to a disorder of the facet joints, which is attributed to disc disruption. Dysfunction can cause a secondary muscle spasm, which will only lead to more stiffness and pain.  Cervicothoracic...
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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rupture and Reconstruction

Posted on Nov 25th, 2017

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of four major stabilising knee ligaments that connect the femur or thigh bone to the tibia or shin bone. The ligament is a very important part of the knee joint. Injuries can occur from a bad tackle during football or rugby, or a sharp sudden twisting...
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Shoulder Subluxation

Posted on Nov 21st, 2017

Shoulder subluxations are a temporary, partial dislocation within the shoulder joint. The ball of the upper arm is typically held in the socket of the shoulder by a group of ligaments. Ligaments are strong tissue bands that connect the bones together. In terms of a subluxation, the ball of the upper...
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High Arched Foot

Posted on Nov 17th, 2017

Cavus foot is a type of condition where the foot has a very high arch.  Due to the high arch, a tremendous amount of weight is placed onto the ball and the heel of the foot whenever standing or walking.  The condition leads to a number of different symptoms and signs which can affect the foot,...
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Fibromyalgia

Posted on Nov 12th, 2017

Fibromyalgia is a type of disorder identified by widespread pain in multiple joints and muscles in the body. In addition, sufferers report problems with sleep, fatigue, mood issues and memory problems. Researchers believe that the condition amplifies a number of painful sensations by affecting the...
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Colles’ Fracture

Posted on Nov 09th, 2017

A Colles’ Fracture is often referred to as a broken wrist. It is technically a break within the larger of the two bones in the forearm. In this situation, the bone will break on the lower end close to where the thumb side of the wrist and the hand bones are connected to the wrist. This particular...
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Bowler’s Thumb

Posted on Nov 06th, 2017

Bowler’s thumb happens when there is compression and possible damage to the nerves within the thumb.  Damage often occurs because the sizing of the thumb hole in the bowling ball isn’t the right size.  Repeated compression or friction causes extensive damage to the nerves responsible for...
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