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Biomechanics

Few would dispute the critical role of the biceps brachii at the elbow joint and its function has been well documented at this position. It is with the LHB’s role at the shoulder where the arguments intensify. Many authors have suggested that the LHB has a role in humeral head depression—particularly with shoulder external rotation […]

Palpation of the sinus tarsi

Starting from the anterior surface of the lateral malleolus and moving anteriorly and medially, the finger falls into a depression – the sinus tarsi. If the finger is left in place and the foot is inverted, the depression excavates and its borders can be better ascertained. Just anterior to the malleolus the lateral process of […]

Wrist-RADIAL

At the distal end of the radius the styloid process can be palpated. Slightly more proximally on the radius a small groove can be found.Just distally to the styloid process the scaphoid (navicular) bone is palpable. It can be made more prominent by asking the subject to execute ulnar deviation of the wrist. When the […]

Friedreich Ataxia

Basics Description Friedreich ataxia is an uncommon, heritable disorder causing progressive spinocerebellar degeneration. Scoliosis, ataxia, and foot deformities are the most common findings. Systems affected: Central nervous system; Heart; Skeleton Classification: No subclassifications are used in Friedreich ataxia. It is classified under the category spinocerebellar degeneration, and it is the most common example of […]

Whiplash Injury

After a motor vehicle accident; many patients have symptoms such as neck pain which may present directly after the injury or delay for several days. They have suffered from whiplash injury which is a soft tissue injury to the neck. It is characterized by a collection of symptoms that occur following damage to the neck, […]

Neck Pain

Neck pain can occur from the bottom of the head to the top of the shoulders. It may spread to the upper back or arms & may cause limitation of neck and head movements. It is common in middle age & older adults. More than 50% of people older than 50 years old have suffered […]

A Patient’s Guide to Chronic Pain Management

Introduction

According to the National Center for Health Statistics chronic pain health care costs and lost productivity has reached nearly $100 billion a year. It affects approximately 76.2 million people – more individuals than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined.

The primary goals in chronic pain management are to assess, understand and treat your pain […]

A Patient’s Guide to Fibromyalgia

Introduction

Fibromyalgia, though common, is a disease that’s not well understood. It involves widespread pain throughout the body, with especially tender spots near certain joints. The pain stops people with fibromyalgia from functioning normally, partly because they feel exhausted most of the time. Fibromyalgia is a chronic (meaning long-lasting) condition that usually requires many years […]