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Eversion Sprain of the Ankle

Posted on Jul 09th, 2018

It is very common to twist your ankle, and it often occurs in childhood. If your ankle becomes swollen and painful following that twist, you might have sprained it. This means you have probably stretched or town the ligaments that make up your ankle. Even though sprains tend to be quite common, they...
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Costochondritis

Posted on Jul 01st, 2018

Costochondritis is when the cartilage connecting the breastbone and the rib becomes inflamed, the junction is referred to as the costosternal joint. Pain from this condition can mimic the signs of a heart attack and various other conditions relating to the heart. It can also mimic the signs of acid...
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Cervical Radiculopathy (Pinched Nerve)

Posted on Jun 21st, 2018

Some individuals suffer with neck pain that could end up radiating down into the arm and the shoulder. Most of the time, this pain is caused due to an injury near the spinal nerve root. This type of injury is often called a pinched nerve (radiculopathy). But it can also be called a trapped nerve....
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Jersey Finger

Posted on Jun 02nd, 2018

Jersey finger is an injury to one of the different finger tendons. Most of the time, athletes will sustain this injury while participating in sports that require tackling like rugby or football. While the athlete is trying to grab the other player’s jersey and secure the tackle, the tendon can...
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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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