Many professional and amateur athletes alike are struck down in the primes of their careers due to painful, recurring injuries that just won’t go away. These types of chronic injuries can be incredibly frustrating because rest often doesn’t work – and treatment with a family doctor can seem painstakingly slow with little to no guarantee
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Ulnar neuritis, also referred to as cubital tunnel syndrome, is a condition characterized by inflammation of the ulnar nerve in the arm. Facts about the ulnar nerve include the following: The ulnar nerve travels through a tunnel of tissue, known as the cubital tunnel, which runs under the bony aspect on the inner side of
Shoulder instability occurs when an individual’s shoulder muscles, tendons, and ligaments are not able to secure their shoulder joint any longer. When this happens the top of the bone in the upper arm moves in the shoulder socket and may possibly dislocate. As a consequence, the top of this upper arm bone is pushed out
“Weightlifter’s shoulder” is the layman term given to a condition known as distal clavicular osteolysis where high stresses placed on the acromioclavicular joint (where the clavicle/collarbone meets the acromion of the shoulder blade) causes pathology to occur here. The findings made on ultrasound investigation of the affected acromioclavicular joint include: Bone resorption (absorption back into
There are four quadriceps muscles in the upper leg, with three being superficial and one lying deeper to the others, which have tendons that overlap each other and attach as one to the patella (kneecap) of the leg. A quadriceps tendon tear or rupture then involves partial or complete injury to the tendon where it
Bicep tendon tears can occur either as a result of injury or from overuse. While most cases may be corrected by simpler treatment methods, the most severe ones will require torn bicep surgery. To get a better idea of what is involved in a torn bicep muscle, here is a look at the two different
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is located in the knee and connects the femur in the thigh to the tibia in the lower leg. If you tear it, most likely you will know it. You will likely hear it, too–patients often hear a loud “pop” when the ligament snaps, and sometimes even people nearby will
Although the knee may appear like a simple joint, it is the most complex joint in the body. The knee is also more likely to get injured than any other joint of the body. If you take care of your knees now, before a problem occurs, you can prevent pain and disability. Bones and
The shoulder joint is a ball-and-socket joint that connects the humerus (upper arm bone) with the scapula (shoulder blade). The broad ligament that surrounds the shoulder joint is the capsule, which stabilizes the joint. Along with the capsule are four muscles and their tendons, which make up the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff helps
Shoulder pain can interfere with usual activities and become a chronic problem. The shoulder is a complex joint that can move through many ranges-of-motion. Injury to the shoulder can quickly be a problem even at a desk job. The shoulder can become injured in isolation or in conjunction with the arm, neck, back, or chest.
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