Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Monday, 01 April 2019 by

The iliotibial band is a strong, thick band of fibrous tissue that runs along the outside of the leg. It starts at the hip and runs along the outer thigh and attaches on the outside edge of the tibia just below the knee joint. It supports and helps provide stability to the outside of the

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

Sunday, 10 March 2019 by

Shoulder impingement syndrome is a condition in which the supraspinatus tendon at the top rotator cuff and bursa get impinged between the humerus and the acromion process of the scapula. It is characterized by pain at the front and/or outside of the shoulder and upper arm, which tends to be worse at night when sleeping

Hallux Rigidus

Wednesday, 06 March 2019 by

Hallux Rigidus (HR) is is a type of degenerative arthritis involving the joint located at the base of the big toe. HR causes pain and stiffness in the joint, which progressively worsened with time. It can be a very disabling condition as it makes it very difficult and painful to walk, stoop down, climb up

Fall-Related Knee Injuries

Friday, 23 November 2018 by

Knee joints are critical weight-bearing joints of our body. They are prone to several kinds of injuries from fall, overuse, disproportionate motion or strain, etc. Falls are a common cause of knee injuries. A fall causes the knee to be impacted from the direction of direct impact, which can cause multiple types of injuries –

A fractured elbow essentially means the fracture of the olecranon process of the ulna. It’s the tip of the elbow that typically breaks in an elbow fracture as it is positioned directly under the skin of the elbow, without much intervening soft tissue. Therefore, it is susceptible to fracture as a result of direct trauma,

Elbow Hairline Fracture

Saturday, 17 November 2018 by

Hairline or stress fractures are tiny cracks on a bone that happen as a result of stress from overuse but could be related to trauma from falls or accidents as well. Bones tend to be slightly elastic and can bend a little bit to absorb some of the less severe impacts. This is especially true

Ankle Surgery for Arthritis

Thursday, 15 November 2018 by

Arthritis of the ankle joint can occur with a wide range of severity, and the more aggressive forms can destroy the joint. Debridement is opted for milder cases.   Surgical Debridement If ankle arthritis is mild to moderate, surgical debridement may be performed to “clean out” bone fragments of cartilage from the joint. Bone spurs,

The biceps muscle allows you to flex your arm (bend it). The muscle is attached to the bone in two ways – either by the shoulder or the forearm (shoulder = proximal biceps tendon whilst the forearm attaches to the distal biceps tendon). Proximal biceps tendon tears are more common but distal biceps tendon rupture can

The clavicle is a bone that runs from the part of your ribcage known as the sternum to your shoulder joint. It is the only bony connection between the arm and the central skeleton. Fractures in the clavicle are a common sports injury and account for around 2.6% of all fractures in the United States

What is Patellar instability?   Patellar instability is a range of conditions. It refers to the kneecap (known in medicine as the patella) sliding out of its groove and dislocating. According to some estimates, it affects 7 in 100 000 US Citizens each and every year. Those who dislocate their kneecap for the first time

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