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In July 2008, I experienced some foot pain, but felt that I could work through it by exercising. Therefore, a round of Australian tennis doubles with two friends sounded wonderful in order to enjoy the warm weather and to burn a few calories!
By the third game of the match, it was time for me to play the singles court. The first rally went just fine, although I don’t remember who won the point. After a good serve to start the second point of the game, we started to rally. One of my friends hit an off-speed shot to my backhand. While standing around the baseline, I remember shifting my weight from the balls of my feet to my heels and then -- realizing that the shot was going to fall shorter than I expected -- shifting back onto the balls of my feet to start sprinting toward the ball. But a stabbing pain in my right heel caused me to stop dead in my tracks. “I’m through,” I said, hobbling gingerly to the courtside bench.
How little did I know how true that stat...
The patella , or kneecap, helps protect the femur and also helps the joint work properly. Because the kneecap is so important, if there are any problems with it, this can affect the way the knee functions and it can cause pain and discomfort. Doctors have found that fractures around the knee replacement, periprosthetic patellar fractures, which include fractures of the femur, may be the most common type of fracture that result in knee replacement complications. The authors of this article review fractures after knee replacements have been performed, the classification systems used to identify the fractures, and the treatment decisions made by the doctors. They found there was no universal classification that could help doctors categorize the fractures, the type of treatment, and probable outcomes. Statistics show that periprosthetic fractures occurred in 0.11 percent to 21.4 percent of patients who underwent a knee replacement. Statistics from the Mayo Clinic Joint registry list a rate ...
Symptoms Bone pain or tenderness Carpal tunnel syndrome Numbness or tingling in one or both hands Pain in one or both hands Weakness in one or both hands Muscle weakness Tenderness and swelling of the arms and legs (occasionally including joints) Thickened skin with puckered appearance Signs and tests Tests that may be done include: Gamma globulins (a type of immune system cell) Erythrocyte sedimentation rate ( ESR ) MRI Muscle biopsy Skin biopsy
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