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

Sprains and strains are not uncommon among individuals with an active lifestyle. But few people understand the differences between the two. While both of these conditions are painful, they are the result of damage to different tissues of the body. Sprains and Strains While sprains are ligament injuries, strains are injuries to either muscles or

A dislocated shoulder refers to a condition in which the ball of the shoulder joint is forced out of its socket. This is painful condition that results due to an injury to the shoulder and often affects athletes. A dislocated shoulder can severely impact your quality of life for several weeks. Shoulder dislocations may be

Cortisone is a steroid medication that is used to treat inflammation in the body. Your orthopedic surgeon may prescribe cortisone injections reduce inflammation in case of an injury or a chronic condition like knee arthritis. Reduction in inflammation allows pain patients to undergo physical therapy and rehabilitation so that they can return to their pre-injury

Drop foot is the general term used to describe the difficulty in lifting the front part of the foot. This results in dragging of the foot on the ground when an affected individual is walking.   Drop foot isn’t a disease but rather a sign of an underlying anatomical, muscular, or neurological condition or problem.

The main role of the tendon of the bicep is to attach the bicep muscle to the shoulder and elbow of the arm and to allow for extension and rotation of the limb. When this tendon ruptures, a sudden popping noise is heard which is followed by a sudden sharp pain and swelling over the

Many of will notice our joints grow stiffer, click more often and are more painful as we grow older. However for some this may become a debilitation and chronically painful condition. Osteoarthritis – also known as degenerative or wear and tear arthritis – is estimated to affect around 1 in 10 Americans over the age

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What is an Achilles tendon rupture?   There is a tendon that connects the muscles of your calf to the heel bone (in medical jargon this tendon joins the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles to the calcaneus). There are a number of activities that are common for Achilles ruptures, these include:   Squash Tennis Football Soccer

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How To Fix An Ankle Fracture   Falling awkwardly is often met with a cry of “I think I’ve broken my ankle!” – but how do you actually know you’ve broken it? And what treatment will you need if you have? Patients with an ankle fracture often experience a trauma (either falling on it awkwardly

What is a tendinopathy?   A tendinopathy is a disease of the tendons. Tendons are found throughout the body and are bands of connective tissue that connect muscles to bone. They are usually able to withstand significant amounts of tension. Tendinopathies are often tendinitis, whereby there is inflammation of the tendon, resulting in pain and

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