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Jones Fracture

Posted on Aug 06th, 2017

The fifth metatarsal bone is the small bone along the outside of your foot, and is prone to both regular fracture and a stress fracture. A fracture through the top of the bone is known as a Jones Fracture. Regular fractures to the fifth metatarsal (sometimes known as the 5th met) are caused by...
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Fingertip Injuries/Amputations

Posted on Aug 04th, 2017

Injuries to the fingertips happen all too often at home, on the job and during play.  These injuries can occur when the fingertip is slammed into a car door, chopping vegetables and when trying to clear debris from a snowblower or lawnmower.  It can affect climbers and mountaineers. Most commonly...
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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Posted on Aug 03rd, 2017

Complex regional pain syndrome is a type of condition that is an uncommon form of chronic pain affecting a leg or an arm. The syndrome normally develops after an injury, stroke, heart attack or surgery, but the pain tends to be out of proportion in relation to the severity of the initial injury. The...
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Biceps Femoris Strain

Posted on Aug 01st, 2017

There are three large muscles in the hamstring muscle located at the back of the thigh: the semitendinosus, the biceps femoris and the semimembranosus.  An individual suffering with a hamstring strain has a tearing or stretching of a hamstring muscle at the back of the thigh.  Most of the...
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Rotator Cuff Rupture

Posted on Jul 30th, 2017

Rotator cuff ruptures are serious injuries to the muscle in the shoulder. They commonly affect older people, typically over the age of 65, and occur in about equal numbers of males and females. They cause significant pain and disability in the arm and shoulder. Rotator cuff ruptures occur in two...
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Inversion Sprain of the Ankle

Posted on Jul 25th, 2017

An inversion ankle sprain tends to be one of many common injuries to high-intensity athletes participating in football, basketball, netball and soccer. It tends to occur when the foot is forced into an inversion position beyond muscular and ligamentous control. Due to the excessive force, ligament...
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Disc Herniation

Posted on Jul 24th, 2017

Around 80% of the population will at one time or another suffer from lower back pain. Pain can range from severe to mild and be long-lasting or short-lived. Regardless of how the pain happens, lower back pain makes it quite difficult to maintain everyday activities like you once did. So it’s very...
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Biceps Femoris Tendinopathy

Posted on Jul 22nd, 2017

Biceps femoris tendinopathy is an overuse injury to the biceps femoris tendon (main hamstring muscle) along the back of the thigh.  As the biceps femoris has two heads, and one insertional point, pain can occur at one of two places: just under the buttock, or the back and outside of the knee joint....
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Claw Foot

Posted on Jul 20th, 2017

Claw foot is a type of foot deformity. The toe that is closest to the ankle is bent upward and the other joints are bent downward. Essentially, the toe resembles a claw. The condition can be present at birth or develop later on in life because of other types of disorders. It can be caused by a nerve...
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Shoulder Fracture

Posted on Jul 19th, 2017

Traumas to the shoulder are quite common. Injuries can range from a separated shoulder that resulted from falling on the shoulder or being involved in a high-speed accident where the scapula becomes fractured. One thing remains certain, shoulder injuries are common but fortunately a fracture to the...
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