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Lower Back Pain

Lower Back Pain At one point in time or another, just about everyone will experience pain in their lower back. The pain can range from mild to more severe. It can be long-lasting or short-lived. Regardless of how it happens, lower back pain...

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Peroneal Tendinopathy

Peroneal tendinopathy results from an injury to the peroneal tendons. You will find these tendons on the outside of the ankle running up the outside of the shin. You might end up having a small tear or inflammation in these tendons. Pain...

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Pelvis Fracture

Your pelvis is the ring of bone around your waist, and although not particularly common, a pelvic fracture can occur if one part of this ring sustains enough force. Most pelvic fractures are sports injuries, with snow sports being one of...

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Oblique Muscle Strain

An oblique muscle strain is a strain to one of the muscles within the abdominal wall. Muscle strains occur whenever the muscles are stretched beyond their limits. Whenever this occurs, the muscle fibers end up tearing. Most of the time, the...

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Intercostal Muscle Strain

Intercostal Muscle Strain Rib strains are injuries to any of the tendons or muscles that attach to the ribs. The strain can be the result of tearing or stretching of the muscle fibers. Sometimes you will hear of the rib strain being called...

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Facet Joint Osteoarthritis

At one point in time or another, everyone will experience pain in their lower back.  Pain can range from mild to intense.  It can be either short-lived or long-lasting.  Regardless of how it happens, lower back pain makes many of the...

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Focal Dystonia

Dystonia is a movement disorder causing the muscles to involuntarily spasm and contract. Opposing muscles will often contract simultaneously, just like as if they were trying to compete to control a specific body part. Involuntary muscle...

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Stroke

Strokes occur whenever the blood supply to a part of your brain is severely reduced or interrupted, which results in the brain tissue being deprived of oxygen. Within a matter of minutes, the brain cells begin dying off. Strokes are a...

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Facial Palsy (Bell ’s Palsy)

Facial palsy causes a sudden weakness in the face muscles. Half of the face appears to drop down. Your smile becomes more one-sided and the eye on that side of the face doesn’t want to close. The condition can occur at any age. Even...

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Elbow (Olecranon) Bursitis

Bursae are slippery, thin sacs that are located throughout the entire body.  They serve as a cushion between the soft tissues and the bones.  They are composed of a small amount of lubricating fluid that lets the skin move freely above...

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Bowed Legs

Bowed leg tends to be quite common in toddlers.  When the child with bowed legs stands with their feet together, there is a large space between the knees and the lower legs.  It could be the direct result of one or both legs curving...

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Ankle Fractures in Children

Broken ankles, which are commonly termed an ankle fracture, can occur in children especially active ones who play a lot of sport or do a lot of running around.  But they can prove to be one of the most troublesome injuries if not properly...

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