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Subacromial bursitis

Subacromial bursitis triggers symptoms strikingly the same as supraspinatus tendinitis with shoulder pain at a 60-degree arc if the arm is raised sideways. It is important to note that the supraspinatus muscle travels throughout the top part of the shoulder blade and links via the tendon at the upper part of the arm. This muscle […]

What is hip synovitis?

Hip synovitis often develops among athletes along with other injuries to the hip joint. Remember that arthritis, labral tears, ligament sprains or chondropathy can cause or exist with synovitis. The condition is often seen among children between the ages of 2-9 years old. What are the indications? An individual with hip synovitis usually has trouble […]


Periostitis involves inflammation of the periosteum. This condition typically affects those who play soccer, football and runners. The periosteum is the dense connective tissue that protects and secures the muscle fibers to the bone tissue. In most cases, periostitis develops if there is an injury, cancerous growth, severe infection or any autoimmune condition that impairs […]

Lateral meniscus tear

Lateral meniscus tear involves damage to the semi-circular cartilage on the exterior of the knee joint. In every joint, there are 2 crescent-shaped cartilage menisci that works by cushioning and supporting the joint. They can be damaged by twisting movements or traumatic injury as well as deterioration due to the aging process. What are the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

What is a bone spur?

A bone spur is a bony growth on normal bone. It is usually smooth but can result to wear and tear or even pain if it presses or rubs against other bones or soft tissues such as tendons, ligaments or nerves. The typical spots for a bone spur to develop includes the shoulders, spine, hands, […]

Achilles tendinopathy

Achilles tendinopathy triggers pain, stiffness and swelling in the Achilles tendon which links the heel bone to the calf. It is believed to be caused by repeated microtrauma to the tendon. After every injury, the tendon could not fully heal as usual. It simply means that over time, damage to the tendon accumulates which leads […]