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Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder tends to cause stiffness and pain in the shoulder.  Over the course of time, the shoulder ends up becoming very hard to move.  The condition only occurs in around 2 percent of the population.  Most of the time, it affects...

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Calcaneal Spur

Calcaneal spurs are calcium deposits that are on the underneath of the heel bone. They tend to be painful, and can be secondary to a condition called plantar fasciitis (an inflammation of the plantar fascia in the sole of the foot). A...

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Fat Pad Impingement

After a direct blow to the kneecap, the fat pad might end up becoming impinged between the kneecap and the distal thigh bone. Since the fat pad is one of the most sensitive areas within the knee, it is thought to be quite painful. Knee pain...

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Compartment Syndrome - Chronic

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...

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Finger Proximal Interphalangeal (PIP) Joint Dislocation

PIP joint dislocations occur when trauma causes the bones within the middle joints in the fingers to become dislodged.  This often results in a painful, bruised and swollen joint that doesn’t move properly, if it moves at all.  Sprains...

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Diabetic (Charcot) Foot

Diabetes is a condition where the blood sugar levels are elevated in about 6 percent of those within the US, which equates to roughly 16 million individuals. Diabetes is also rapidly growing in other Western countries, Europe and Africa....

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries

The ACL can become injured when the knee joint is bent backwards, twisted or bent to one side or another.  Injury chances are higher when one or more of these movements occurs simultaneously.  Contact has also been shown to cause an ACL...

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Elbow (Olecranon) Fracture

When you bend your elbow, it’s easy enough to feel the tip of it. This bony prominence extends out of one of the lower portions of the arm bone (ulna). The tip is referred to as the olecranon. It’s positioned underneath the skin for the...

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Compartment Syndrome – Thigh/Buttocks

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...

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Finger Extensor Tendon Injury

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. ...

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Coccydynia

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...

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Cervicothoracic Joint (CT) Dysfunction

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...

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