Category: Conditions

Osteoarthritis of the Hip

Osteoarthritis in the Hip Introduction Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis caused by the breakdown and loss of cartilage of a joint. Research shows that almost 10 million Americans are affected by osteoarthritis. Individuals...

Causes of Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Causes of Myofascial Pain Syndrome (Fibromyalgia) Introduction Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS) (Fibromyalgia) is typically defined as a chronic local or regional musculoskeletal disorder, involving a single muscle or a muscle group. The pain associated...

Trigger Points

Trigger Points Introduction Trigger points are typically defined as hyperirritable spots present in the skeletal muscle. Also known as muscle knots, these points are like tight nodules located in skeletal muscles that produce sensations...

Post mastectomy pain

Introduction Post-mastectomy pain syndrome (PMPS) is a chronic pain condition, neuropathic in nature, which can occur following surgery of the breast. Mastectomy is the surgical removal of the breast, usually to remove a malignant...

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Introduction Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is the term used to describe symptoms produced from the compression of nerves or blood vessels running through the thoracic outlet. The thoracic outlet is the area between the...

Arthritis

Introduction to Arthritis Arthritis is a chronic disease that refers to a health condition where there is a damage caused to the joints of the body. The term arthritis is essentially defined as ‘inflammation...