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Achilles tendon rupture

WHAT IS ACHILLES TENDON RUPTURE?

Achilles tendon rupture is where the large tendon in the back of the ankle ruptures.

HOW IS ACHILLES TENDON RUPTURE DIAGNOSED?

There is a sudden pain behind the ankle. Physical examination shows a gap in the tendon and squeezing the calf muscle does not result in movement of the foot.

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Rotator Cuff Injury

WHAT IS SHOULDER PAIN DUE TO ROTATOR CUFF INJURY?

Rotator cuff injury is the damage to the rotator cuff. This condition is one of the most common causes of shoulder pain.

HOW IS SHOULDER PAIN DUE TO ROTATOR CUFF INJURY DIAGNOSED?

Diagnosis is done through understanding the patient’s history of activities and symptoms of pain […]

Neck Pain / PID Cervical Spine

WHAT IS NECK PAIN?

Pain located in the neck usually at the back or sides.

HOW IS NECK PAIN EVALUATED?

Neck pain is evaluated by reviewing the history of the symptoms. In reviewing, the location, intensity, duration, and radiation of the pain will be noted. Any past injury to the neck is also taken into […]

Snapping Hip

‘Snapping hip’ syndrome can be caused by injuries both within the joint and outside the joint. The condition is not well defined. Causes are as follows.

1. Lateral snapping: the thickened iliotibial band riding over the greater trochanter or a thickened bursa.

2. Anterior deep snapping:

• the iliopsoas tendon passing over the anterior aspect […]

Juvenile Kyphosis (Scheuermann’s disease)

Scheuermann’s disease is a hereditary condition which produces progressive rounding of the back (kyphosis) and can sometimes hinder sporting activity. The complaint mainly affects adolescent boys. Usually three to five thoracic vertebrae are involved, which become wedge-shaped.

Symptoms and diagnosis

– Slight fatigue in the thoracic region is present on exertion after the affected person […]

Dislocation of the Long Tendon of the Biceps

On the anterior aspect of the humerus, between the attachments of the tendons of the supraspinatus (greater tuberosity) and the subscapularis muscles (lesser tuberosity), is a ligament that holds the long biceps tendon in the groove in which it glides. If this ligament stretches or tears or if the groove is shallow, the biceps tendon […]

Self Diagnosis of Sports Injuries

The principles of injury management rely on the premise that we know what we are treating. Diagnosis is the key to success. We must differentiate injuries such as ‘knee sprain’, ‘muscle strain’ and ‘bruises’ from the corresponding pathoanatomical diagnoses: ‘rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament’, ‘grade II muscle rupture’ or ‘intra-muscular haematoma’. In some cases, […]

Shoulder Pain Due to Rotator Cuff Injury

WHAT IS SHOULDER PAIN DUE TO ROTATOR CUFF INJURY?

Rotator cuff injury is the damage to the rotator cuff. This condition is one of the most common causes of shoulder pain.

HOW IS SHOULDER PAIN DUE TO ROTATOR CUFF INJURY DIAGNOSED?

Diagnosis is done through understanding the patient’s history of activities and symptoms of pain […]

Prolapsed Intervertebral Disc

WHAT IS PROLAPSED INTERVERTEBRAL DISC?

Prolapsed intervertebral disc is the sudden or slowly progressing movement of one intervertebral disc backwards into the spinal channel. Therefore the pressure on the nerve roots can cause pain, weakness of movement, numbness or heightened sensation in the nerve root area.

HOW IS PROLAPSED INTERVERTEBRAL DISC DIAGNOSED?

In order to […]