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Try washing your hair, brushing your teeth or getting dressed without the use of one shoulder, it's darn near impossible to do anything without your shoulders. We use our shoulders all day long, 365 days per year. And over the years, the shoulders may not be feeling as comfortable or limber as they once did back in your younger days. Or maybe you are in your younger years but have been hard on your shoulders. Whether you are young or old, stiff painful shoulders make life's daily activities much more difficult to get done.
The most common reason to have a painful shoulder is tendonitis. The shoulder is a complex joint with a network of tendons called the rotator cuff . As all of the muscles in the shoulder work to pull, push, lift and reach, the tendons - which attach the shoulder muscles to the bones - can get very inflamed and painful. Sometimes the rotator cuff actually gets pinched between two bones, the acromion and the humerus. This condition is called shoulder impin...
I have migraines that cause my face to go numb, both my legs to go weak and get pins and needles and burning sensations. I can have altered sensation in both my feet and legs at the same time, this usually only lasts for short periods of time but happens on and off with twitching in the numb areas. Sometimes this can make it difficult to walk. I can also get a tingling tongue. I also sometimes get stabbing eye pain. I never feel sick or light sensitive but I have stabbing like pains in my head, like an electrical bolt. I have had repeat brain MRI on a T3 machine which have been normal. I never usually get severe headache just more weird sensations in my head.
Can migraine cause both legs to go numb at the same time? Or both arms at the same time? I was told migraine is only one sided? I have had spinal MRI and this is normal too.
Thank you for any info. Cheers, Eleanor.
Although the headache and many of the other sy...
Some patients who get a total knee replacement (TKR) develop a very stiff knee afterwards. Scar tissue and soft tissue contracture (tightening of the muscles) are often the main cause of the problem. In this study, surgery and intense rehab are used to treat patients with too much scarring, a condition called arthrofibrosis . The results are presented for 18 knees in 17 patients with arthrofibrosis after TKR. Treatment included removing the scar tissue, a procedure called an arthrotomy . Sometimes the plastic spacer inside the joint was taken out. In others patients, the spacer was left in. Intensive physical therapy followed for six to 12 weeks. A special brace called the Customized Knee Device (CKD) was used to help improve joint motion. Results were measured by pain, motion, function, and patient satisfaction. Good to excellent results were reported by two-thirds of the patients. Only one patient was unhappy with the final outcome. Despite the intense therapy program, five patients (si...
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