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Frontal headache

A frontal headache might occur across the forehead or isolated to a single spot. The discomfort might even extend down to the eyes with nagging pain in the eyeball. The pain might also cover the whole face that results to full debilitation until it resolves. This type of headache typically lasts for a short time […]

Forearm splints

Forearm splints strikingly resembles shin splints in the lower leg, but considered uncommon. The condition develops gradually, usually among those who repeatedly utilize the wrist and contracting the forearm muscles. Indications of forearm splints The indications of forearm splints typically include the following: Dull forearm pain Pain is initially trivial but intensifies as activity continues […]

Sternoclavicular sprain

A sternoclavicular sprain is usually due to a direct blow to the shoulder. The clavicle connects to the sternum in the center of the chest at the upper region. Once the shoulder sustained a direct strike, the sternoclavicular joint might be damaged. Even though this injury is considered rare, it can be severe and necessitates […]

Iliopsoas inflammation

The iliopsoas muscle is a sturdy muscle responsible for lifting the knee upwards. It is important to note that the muscle or tendon can end up inflamed which results to groin pain. This muscle is quite strong which is needed to raise the knee upwards. It originates at the lower back and sets into the […]

Groin inflammation

Groin inflammation occurs once the adductor muscles are inflamed from overuse or injury. The main purpose of the adductor muscles is to draw the legs as one. The muscles are also utilized in sprinting, hurdling, horse riding or playing football. It is important to note that there are 5 adductor or groin muscles which are […]

Ischiogluteal bursitis

Ischiogluteal bursitis involves tenderness of the bursa beneath the ischial tuberosity and tendon of the hamstring muscle. The bursa is responsible for reducing the friction amidst the tendon and bone. There are cases in which the bursa might become inflamed on its own or along with hamstring tendinitis or swelling of the tendon which causes […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tarsal tunnel syndrome

Tarsal tunnel syndrome is a sore condition of the foot due to pressure on the posterior tibial nerve as it passes through the tarsal tunnel. This tunnel is positioned beneath the bony region on the interior of the ankle which results to burning pain in the foot along with pins and needles as well as […]