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Cervical Herniated Disc When the outer cartilage bands cracks or breaks, the gel inside the disc ,nucleus pulpus leaks out placing pressure on nerve roots.  The nuclear material releases chemical irritants causing nerve inflammation and pain.  Most don't require surgery.  Anti-inflammatory meds, physical therapy, cervical traction and spinal injections can help relieve symptoms. Muscle Strain Muscle strains occur when the muscle is overworked or over stretched.  Strains ra...
Posted on 2019-07-10
Rotator Cuff Impingement, better known as Shoulder impingement syndromeis a condition where the shoulders’ rotator cuff tendons are intermittently trapped and compressed during shoulder movements. It occurs when there is impingement of tendons or bursa in the shoulder from bones of the shoulder. This causes injury to the shoulder tendons and bursa resulting in painful shoulder movements.   This week, we will begin an in-depth examination of Rotator Cuff Impingement, an injury common...
Posted on 2018-07-02
Last week, we began an in-depth examination of Patellar tendonitis, also known as “Jumper’s knee”, an overuse injury that is caused by from too much running or jumping activities that results in pain at the front of the knee. In Part 1, we discussed common causes and symptoms, and risk factors for patellar tendonitis. This week in Part 2, we will delve into the diagnosis and treatment options for this condition, and preventive measures that can be taken to avoid injuring th...
Posted on 2018-06-25
Jumper’s knee or patellar tendonitis is an overuse injury that is caused by from too much running or jumping activities that results in pain at the front of the knee. This pain is generally localized towards the bottom of the kneecap. The actual injury is inflammation or degeneration of the patella tendon, which connects the kneecap (patella) to the shinbone. The patellar tendon is located at the front of the thigh and working with the muscles, allows the knee to extend for kicking, runnin...
Posted on 2018-06-18
Hip flexor tendonitis, a.k.a: hip tendinopathy, or even more accurately, iliopsoas tendonitis is inflammation of any one of several tendons in the hip, generally associated with degeneration of the tendon. Because tendons tend to have poor circulation, these injuries are often slow to heal.   This week, we will begin a study of Hip flexor tendonitis. In Part 1, we will discuss common causes and symptoms, and risk factors for hip tendonitis.   Biomechanics The muscle involved with ...
Posted on 2018-06-04
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