Peripheral Nerve Entrapments

Peripheral Nerve Entrapments

Peripheral Nerve Entrapments What is Peripheral Nerve Entrapments Nerve Entrapments or nerve compression syndrome is defined as weakness, numbness, pain and loss of function at various points of upper and lower parts of the body. This entrapment occurs when a peripheral nerve loses its function as a result of chronic compression. The peripheral nervous system is a network of 43 …

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ITB Friction Syndrome

ITB Friction Syndrome

ITB Friction Syndrome What is ITB Friction Syndrome ITB Syndrome (Iliotibial band syndrome) is one of the most common causes of “runner’s knee” pain. It is an overuse injury that presents with pain and/or tenderness on a structure that is outside the knee called the Lateral Condyle of Tibia. The Iliotibial band is a dense fibrous connective tissue or fascia …

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Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis Syndrome What is Piriformis Syndrome? Piriformis Syndrome is a neuromuscular condition characterized by pain, numbness and tingling anywhere along the buttocks and hip region. Piriformis Syndrome is very similar to sciatic pain but with sciatica, the pain is usually greater in the legs than in the lower back or buttock. Whereas in Piriformis Syndrome the pain is more likely …

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Sciatica

Sciatica What is Sciatica? Sciatica is a neurological disorder that causes intense pain in the lower back, buttock and legs due to irritation and/or compression of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve originates from the lower back (lumbar spine L4, L5 and S1) and runs deep into the buttocks (sacrum) and travels down to the hamstrings and lower legs. It’s …

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Jaw Pain

Jaw Pain

Jaw Pain What is Jaw Pain? Jaw pain is often caused by a dysfunction of the muscles and joints such as the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) which control the movements of the mouth. The TMJ is the joint that connects the jawbone to the skull and there is one on each side of the face. These joints allow movements involving the …

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Knee Pain

Knee Pain

Knee Pain What is Knee Pain? Knee pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions among adults and athletes who either run or play sports that involve jumping or agility. Essentially knee pain describes pain that is felt inside and or around the knee that cause discomfort especially when walking upstairs or when bending and straightening the knee. Knee …

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Patellofemoral pain syndrome

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome What is Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome? Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) is an umbrella term used to describe pain felt in the front of the knee. PFPS causes pain and stiffness around the knee that is felt especially when running, jumping and landing which can make it difficult to kneel down, climb stairs and perform other day to day …

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Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome What is Cubital Tunnel Syndrome? Cubital Tunnel Syndrome is a neural condition caused by the compression or irritation of the ulnar nerve (also known as the “funny bone” nerve). Compression of the ulnar nerve can cause numbness or tingling in the little fingers and ring fingers as well as general weakness in the hand. Cubital Tunnel Syndrome …

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a painful condition of the hand caused by compression of the median nerve which runs through the wrist in between the muscles of the forearm. The median nerve is situated on the palm side of the hand and it runs down the wrist through a structure known as …

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Golfer’s Elbow

Golfer’s Elbow What is Golfer’s Elbow? Golfer’s Elbow, also known as Medial Epicondylitis, is a condition which causes pain in the muscles on the inside of the elbow and the forearm. Often the pain is localised on the elbow and pain typically worsens with certain movements. However, the pain can spread into the forearm and wrist making it hard to perform basic movements with …

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