Cubital tunnel syndrome is like carpal tunnel syndrome for the elbow. It is an irritating condition that limits the mobility in your elbow and can cause chronic nerve pain in some patients. Corticosteroid injections have been proven to reduce inflammation in joints with arthritis. They can reduce your pain from cubital tunnel syndrome by relieving

Hamstring injuries are extremely common in athletes and generally need a long period of rehabilitation, time missed from sports, and a large chance that it will be reinjured. Recovery time can be anywhere from 30-70 weeks, making it a terrible injury for professional athletes. The healing process of hamstring injuries is not efficient because it

Ultrasound-guided injections are more accurate than landmark-guided injections. Ultrasound guidance improves not only accuracy but makes the injections more cost-effective because they hit their mark. Recent comparative studies have also shown that ultrasound-guided injections at the knee, ankle, and foot are even more effective to landmark-guided injections. They can be used to treat calcific tendonitis

Chronic knee pain can increase after an injury, even more so with the development of complex regional pain syndrome. This type of chronic pain is persistent and can make daily life hard to manage. There are ways to control this chronic pain in your knee. Some treatments known to help this condition are physical therapy,

PCL or Posterior cruciate ligament is one of the less commonly injured ligaments of the knee. Ligaments are tough bands of tissue that connect bones together and the PCL attaches to the back of the thigh bone and the back of the shin bone. It stabilizes the knee and controls how far backward the shin

Treatment of patellofemoral issues begins with reducing the inflammation in the knee. This is achieved with rest and anti-inflammatory medicines like ibuprofen. Physical therapy, bracing or taping, ice, massage, and/or ultrasound may be advised to relieve pain and swelling. If these measures fail to relieve the symptoms, surgery may be recommended. Arthroscopy is useful in

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

Corticosteroids are a class of hormones that are naturally produced in the body’s adrenal glands. However, these hormones can also be manufactured in a lab. Both treat a variety of health issues, including orthopedic conditions, like arthritis and inflammation from soft tissue injuries. There are two types of corticosteroids – Glucocorticoids can help to fight

Have you ever landed improperly while jumping and felt something pop in your knee? Or maybe you hit your knee hard upon a collision, or suddenly twisted or pivoted while skiing, dancing, or playing. Suddenly your knee may start hurting and buckling under your weight. Within a few hours, you may notice swelling and tenderness,

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

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