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Plantar fasciitis

Posted on Oct 09th, 2017

Plantar fasciitis tends to be the most common causes of heel pain. This plantar fascia is a flat band of tissue that connects the toes and the heel bone together. It supports the arch in your foot. When the plantar fascia becomes too tight, or short, it can pull against your heel bone causing pain...
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Posted on Oct 08th, 2017

An individual suffering with carpal tunnel syndrome has numbness in the hand and wrist pain. Symptoms are attributed to an irritated, inflamed or compressed median nerve, where it travels along the wrist. The carpal tunnel is formed from the bones of the wrist on one side and a band of tissue along...
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Burning Thigh Pain

Posted on Oct 02nd, 2017

The nerves running throughout your body work to bring information to the brain in regards to the environment (sensory nerves) and the messages stemming from the brain and spinal cord to help activate your muscles (motor nerves). In order to accomplish this, the nerves need to pass over, around,...
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Clavicle Fracture

Posted on Sep 26th, 2017

The collarbone (clavicle) is one of the main bones found in the shoulder joint. Its primary role is to hold the shoulder up, as well as the shoulder blade (scapula) and the acromioclavicular (AC) joint. The collarbone is responsible for providing strength and stability to the shoulder. It also...
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Compartment Syndrome - Acute

Posted on Sep 15th, 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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Chondromalacia Patella

Posted on Sep 13th, 2017

The cartilage underneath your kneecap acts as a natural shock absorber. Injury, overuse and various other factors can lead to chondromalacia patella, which is a general term indicative of damage to the cartilage that lies underneath the kneecap. The main symptom is pain at the front of the knee on...
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Calcific Tendinopathy of the Shoulder

Posted on Sep 09th, 2017

An individual suffering with tendinopathy will have inflammation of the surrounding shoulder joint tendons.  Four muscles and tendons are in the rotator cuff, which surrounds the back and top of the shoulder.  The tendons work together to hold the scapula and humerus together, as well as aid in...
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Blount's Disease

Posted on Sep 03rd, 2017

Blount's disease is a rare growth disorder that commonly affects children, which causes the legs to bow out just below the knees.  In young infants, a small amount of bowing is not uncommon.  As children begin walking, between one and two years old, their legs will start to straighten out. ...
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Groin Strain

Posted on Sep 01st, 2017

The adductor muscles are a group of three thin muscles that run along the inside of the thigh. They are known as adductor magnus, adductor minimus and adductor brevis. Collectively they are called the “groin muscles”. These muscles are skeletal muscles, and they function to pull your leg...
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Flexor Tendon Injuries

Posted on Aug 29th, 2017

Deep cuts on the palm side of your hand, fingers, forearm and wrist can cause extensive damage to the flexor tendons, which are those tissues that help to control movement within the hand.  Injuries to the flexor tendon might make it impossible to bend the thumb or the fingers. Beyond cuts on the...
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