1. Radial wrist pain A. <40 years old/mother holding baby – De Quervain’s tenosynovitis Intro: De Quervain’s tenosynovitis involves inflammation and swelling of the of the space where two tendons of the thumb pass through. This condition may happen due to repetitive motion and overuse, especially in mothers holding their baby for a prolonged period. […]
1. Neck Pain A. Radiating pain beyond forearm – Cervical radiculopathy Intro: Cervical radiculopathy is a condition involving irritation of the nerve roots coming out of the cervical spine (neck). Symptoms: Numbness, tingling, and/or sharp burning pain radiating down either arm. There may be associated weakness as well. Treatment: Warm compress, physical therapy, and medication.
1. Patellofemoral pain syndrome (Runner’s Knee) Intro: The patellofemoral joint is where the kneecap bone meets the bottom of the thigh bone (femur). Irritation of the joint may be brought upon by either by incorrect tracking of the kneecap, muscle weakness, or damage to the cartilage within the joint. Symptoms: Pain on getting up from
1. Trochanteric bursitis Intro: The trochanteric bursa is a fluid filled sac sitting on the lateral side of the hip over a bony protuberance known as the greater trochanter. A fibrous band of tissue called the iliotibial band tracks over the bursa, and pain may result when there is friction between the two, often due
1. Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) Intro: Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, is a common cause of elbow pain occurring at the lateral epicondyle, a bony protuberance at the end of the arm bone (humerus). This condition stems from overuse of the forearm extensor muscles resulting in inflammation of the common extensor tendon originating
1. Scapulothoracic bursitis Intro: Scapulothoracic bursitis is a condition where there is inflammation of the bursa underneath the scapula. Overuse is a common cause of this condition. Symptoms: Pain and discomfort with overhead activities. Treatment: Therapy, postural training, and medication. A steroid injection to the area may provide relief. 2. Back Pain A. Radiating pain
1. Achilles Pain A. <16-year-old – Sever’s disease Intro: Sever’s disease involves irritation of the growth plate on the backside of the heel bone. This is often a due to overuse especially in young athletes. Symptoms: Pain on the back of heel bone especially on activity use. Treatment: Rest, ice, activity modification, physical therapy especially