Valdosta Orthopedic Associates

The most common form of wrist pain is sharp or radiating pain due to a direct fall or blow to the extremity. Especially common in younger children and adolescents, a fractured radius / ulnar is seen when there is a misuse of workout equipment, falls onto arms, and other accidents. If there is acute pain after an accident, it is important to visit an orthopedic physician to identify the possibility of a fracture, and detect angulations and dangers associated.

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The ankle is comprised of many anatomical structures that support the weight of the human body. The structure and function of the ankle is positioned in such a way that promotes flawless movement. Ligaments, muscles, and tendons work in a way to provide for lateral rotations. When a patient typically injures their ankle, a sprain /strain is usually most common. This occurs from sometimes the simplest accident of stepping in a whole or improperly stepping down onto the ankle. In more serious accidents, the medial and lateral malleoli are affected. It medial malleolus is a locale off the distal tibia; the lateral malleolus is located on the distal fibula.

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Do you ever feel sharp or aching pains radiating from your lower back down your legs? Oftentimes patients feel intense pains that can cause the legs to become numb or experience tingling. If you are suffering from this dilemma, you are not alone. Whether the pain stems from a chronic or acute injury, there are solutions to your lumbar pains.

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With the lower extremities carrying the all the weight in any human, it is no surprise that the lower extremities experience a higher rate of pain and joint degradation. The knees, being a major joint in the lower extremities, take the brunt force carrying the weight of a person through normal daily actions and athletic movements.

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Arthritis is a musculoskeletal condition where the human body gradually degenerates over time, causing pain symptoms. It can be classified into two main categories: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the more common degenerative joint disease that affects nearly all joints of the body.

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A rotator cuff tear is a common cause of pain and disability among adults. In 2008, close to 2 million people in the United States went to their doctors because of a rotator cuff problem. A torn rotator cuff will weaken your shoulder. This means that many daily activities, like combing your hair or getting dressed, may become painful and difficult to do.

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Back pain is different from one person to the next. The pain can have a slow onset or come on suddenly. The pain my come or go or be constant it just varies depending on the type of activities you take part in. It can also be caused by age since aging causes degenerative changes in the spine.

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Tendinitis is an inflammation or irritation of a tendon, a thick cord that attaches bone to muscle. The symptoms that you may feel are pain at the site of the tendon and surrounding area or loss of motion in the shoulder also called “frozen shoulder.” Tendinitis can occur in almost any area of the body where a tendon connects a bone to a muscle.

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Trigger finger is a condition that affects the tendons in your fingers or thumb. It is painful because it causes the fingers or thumb to catch or lock in a bent position. What usually causes Trigger finger is highly repetitive or forceful use of the finger and thumb.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is pain, tingling, numbness and / or weakness caused by the pressure on the median nerve. This nerve runs from your forearm to your hand through a small space in your wrist called the carpal tunnel. This median nerve runs through this passageway along with tendons to the fingers and thumb. When this nerve is pinched or compressed, the result is numbness, tingling, weakness, or pain in the hand, called carpal tunnel syndrome.

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