Archive | February, 2017

Gastrocnemius tendinopathy

Gastrocnemius tendinopathy is characterized by inflammation or deterioration of the tendon of the calf muscle, resulting to pain at the rear of the knee. This is an overuse injury which is prevalent among runners. What are the indications? The indications of gastrocnemius tendinopathy include the following: Knee pain that is gradual in onset Tenderness can […]

Patella dislocation

Patella dislocation is an injury where the patella moves out of its normal position, usually at the outside of the knee. In some cases, the dislocation is only partial which is called subluxation. The patella is positioned in front of the knee joint which slides upwards and downwards a groove known as the patellofemoral groove […]

Postprandial abdominal pain

Postprandial abdominal pain is a condition involving intense abdominal pain after eating. The pain is triggered by abnormality of the digestive tract where there is not enough blood to function normally. This is due to a condition called as mesenteric atherosclerosis. The condition can progress to a dangerous state such as sepsis and even death […]

Medial ligament sprain

A medial ligament sprain involves a tear on the ligament on the interior of the knee, usually from twisting forces or direct impact. The injuries are common in contact sports such as rugby and football as well as in martial arts. An injury can occur from falls or twisting of the joint. Indications of a […]

Tight calf muscles

Tight calf muscles have been a common issue among athletes, especially those who run. It is important to note that the calf muscle group is comprised of the gastrocnemius muscle and soleus muscle. What are the indications? If an individual has tight calf muscles, he/she usually ends up with gradual tightening in the muscles that […]

Ankle impingement

Ankle impingement develops if a bony growth at either the front or rear part of the ankle bone forms where it connects with the shin bone. This growth disrupts with the normal range of motion of the ankle. This can occur anteriorly where it affects the front part of the ankle or posteriorly which affects […]

Ankle avulsion fracture

An ankle avulsion fracture involves pulling away of tendon or ligament from the bone, usually tugging a small piece of bone along. Avulsion fractures can occur in any part of the bone usually at the joints and the ankle is one of the usual spots for it to occur. Once the ankle is twisted or […]

Dislocated ankle

A dislocated ankle is a serious injury that typically occurs along with a fracture or full rupture of the lateral ankle ligaments. The injury can be categorized as anterior, posterior or superior. What are the indications? The indications of a dislocated ankle are quite evident such as: Abrupt intense pain Loss of normal function Evident […]

Sesamoiditis

Sesamoiditis is an condition that affects the sesamoid bones of the 1st MTP joint which results to inflammation leading to forefoot pain, especially when bearing weight. The sesamoid bones are 2 small-sized bones embedded in the tendon of the flexor hallucis brevis muscle beneath the base of the big toe. The function of the sesamoid […]