Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)

What is frozen shoulder? The bones, ligaments and tendons that make up your shoulder joint are encased in a capsule of connective tissue. Frozen shoulder occurs when this capsule thickensand tightens around the shoulder joint, restricting its movement. Doctors aren't sure why this happens to some people, although it's more likely to occur in people [...]

Signs You May Have a Pinched Nerve

A pinched nerve occurs when too much pressure is applied to a nerve by surrounding tissues, such as bones, cartilage, muscles or tendons. This pressure disrupts the nerve's function, causing pain, tingling, numbness or weakness. Though fairly common, a pinched nerve they can cause a lot of pain and discomfort. A nerve can become pinched [...]

Madelung’s Deformity

Madelung’s Deformity is a rare arm condition that affects the musculoskeletal system. Part of the radius, which is one of the bones of the forearm, stops growing, while the other forearm bone, which is the ulna, keeps on growing. Eventually, the ulna dislocates and forms a bump or a deformity. This is known as Madelung’s [...]

Brachial Plexopathy

The brachial plexus is a bundle of nerves that originates at the neck and shoulders. These nerves extend all the way down the arm and into the hand. Along the way, they divide into the specific nerves that innervate muscles in the arm and hand. Brachial Plexopathy develops when the brachial plexus ceases to work [...]

Inflammatory Arthritis

Inflammatory arthritis is typically defined as inflammation of the joints due to infection or an overactive immune system. In general, inflammatory arthritis is viewed as a grouping of other types of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis or psoriatic arthritis. However, it should be noted that inflammatory arthritis is different from osteoarthritis. Those with inflammatory arthritis [...]

Utilizing Exercise for Back Pain Relief

The recent Physician Update publication, recommended that those suffering from back pain to utilize exercise as a way to relieve some of the pain. Once spinal issues, such as herniated disks, have been ruled out, the article suggested that increasing a patient’s daily movement could reduce low back pain (LBP). This may be because those [...]

Scapular Winging Scapular winging is a condition that affects the shoulder blades. The shoulder blades usually rest flat against the back of the chest wall. Scapular winging occurs when a shoulder blade sticks out. While the condition is rare, it’s usually painful and makes day-to-day activities, such as lifting grocery bags or brushing your teeth, difficult. [...]

Guyon’s Canal Syndrome

Guyon’s Canal Syndrome is defined as the compression of the ulnar nerve as it passes through the portion of the wrist known as Guyon’s Canal. Though this condition is similar to carpal tunnel syndrome, Guyon’s Canal syndrome involves the ulnar nerve and Carpal Tunnel syndrome affects the median nerve. The ulnar nerve starts at the [...]

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome (TTS)

Normal foot vs. Tarsal Tunnel Syndrom Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, often abbreviated to TTS, is defined as the compression of the posterior tibial nerve at the tarsal tunnel. The condition is similar to carpal tunnel, only the tarsal tunnel is located on the inside of your ankle. The tibial nerve branches off of the sciatic nerve [...]

ALS: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, more commonly known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease, is a neurodegenerative disease that targets the nerve cells in both the brain and the spinal cord.  Motor neurons reach from the brain down to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord out to muscles throughout the body. The motor nerves that [...]

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