This injury could be either a complete or near complete rupture. Most patients are men, in their 40s and it occurs > 80% in the dominant arm. Risk factors 1 Anabolic steroids use 2 Smoking history 3 Degenaration of the tendon Symptoms Patients will complain of a sharp pain with a pop during a sudden…

A trauma to the knee’s bones, ligaments, tendons, bursae, meniscus, or articular cartilage can cause pain and swelling. Serious injury can cause blood to flood into the knee joint, leading to significant swelling, warmth, stiffness, and bruising.This condition is called « haemarthrosis » and can warrant urgent medical care. In many cases, a mild to moderately swollen…

It is a phenomenon that has long been associated with increased physical exertion. DOMS is typically experienced by all individuals regardless of fitness level. It is a normal physiological response to increased exertion, and the introduction of unfamiliar physical activities. DOMS is often precipitated predominantly by eccentric exercise, such as downhill running, plyometrics, and resistance…

A friend of mine that I have not seen in just about 20 years, recently stopped by to visit with me in Tampa. We were very happy to see eachother. Among other things , he brought up bilateral anterior knee pain that has made it difficult for him to play volleyball. He described his pain…

This past Sunday, I went to CVS to get passport pics. The employee that came to service me was limping around. He must have been in his early 20s. -I asked him: « what’s with that limp ? » -He answered that he twisted his right ankle 2 days prior playing basketball. -I asked him: « who is…

Couple of weeks ago, I was sparring with a friend of mine, I was feeling great and pushing it to a level that only BLACK BELTS can, when suddenly my left knee popped. I immediately went down unable to continue my practice session. I sort of examined my own knee, made sure there was no…

Low back pain, is pain and stiffness in the lower back.  It is one of the most common reasons people miss work. HOW DOES IT OCCUR ? Low back pain is usually caused when a ligament or muscle holding a vertebra in its proper position is strained.You are particularly at risk if your job involves…

It is a condition where the patient usually in his 2nd to 3rd decade experiences pain, feeling of the shoulder sleeping out, weakness affecting one or usually both shoulders caused by micro trauma seen in overhead throwers, volleyball players, swimmers or people with generalized laxity.( Marfan’s syndrome ) Patients usually complain of pain, instability, weakness,…

It is a well recognized cause of pain in the shoulder that can be found in association with rotator cuff tears, subacromial impingement as well as bicipital groove stenosis. It presents with pain in the anterior aspect of the shoulder. There will be pain elicited at palpation of the bicipital groove. Special test such as…

Bursae are fluid-filled sac that serve as cushions between bones and soft tissues and can be found all throughout the body. The olecranon bursa lies between the loose skin and the pointy bone at the back of the elbow called the olecranon. Normally, the olecranon bursa is flat. There is significant fluid accumulation if it…

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