Both carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis are two relatively common types of injuries that occur in the hand. While they may share some similar symptoms and characteristics, they are characterized by different symptoms. Some people automatically assume they suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome when in fact they have tendonitis, or vise-versa. So, what’s the difference between carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis?
Let’s first take a look at the condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome. According to the Centers For Disease Control ... Continue Reading →
Have you noticed a tingling, aching, and/or painful burning sensation generating from your hip? If so, you could be suffering from a condition known as sciatica. The condition receives its namesake from the sciatic nerve that branches from the lower back through the tailbone, hips, buttocks and down through the legs. When the sciatic nerve is injured, damaged or compressed, the person is said to have sciatica.
It’s important to note that sciatica isn’t a particular disease, illness or injury, but ... Continue Reading →
The ankle plays an important role in our body’s normal range motion. It consists of a hinged-like joint that’s able to move either towards the body (known as dorsiflexion) or away from the body (known as plnatar flexion). Each time we make a step, whether it’s forwards or backwards, the ankle is responsible for moving and positioning the foot appropriately. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for some people to develop pain in one or both of their ankle joints.
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Ankylosing spondylitis comes from the Greek language meaning fused vertebrae inflammation. Just as its namesake suggests, it’s a chronic form of inflammation in the spine and sacroiliac joint. If the condition persists for a long period of time, it can lead to fusion of two or more vertebrae – a process known in the medical community as ankylosis. While there’s no cure for ankylosis, there are medications and techniques available to reduce the pain and inflammation it causes.
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The tailbone (coccyx) is a triangular-shaped bone that rest at the bottom of the vertebral column. It consists of several segments which are secured in place by ligaments and joints. Injuries that occur in or around the coccyx are often painful, result in bruising, inflammation and limited mobility. And due to the nature of where these injuries are located, healing tends to be a slow and monotonous process.
Coccyx injuries are actually common enough that doctors have set aside a name ... Continue Reading →