Life can be a pain in the groin. You hear about groin pain all the time if you watch enough football, baseball and basketball. But, you do not have to be an athlete to experience a pain in the area where the abdomen meets the legs. Actually, it is quite easy to understand why so many people experience groin pain at some point in life because so much is happening in that region of the body. Many different muscles attach in that area. The major bones of the spine, pelvis, and legs join in that area. And some very important internal organs lie nearby as well. With so much that can go wrong, it is no wonder why life can be a pain in the groin.
By far and away, the most common cause of groin pain is muscular. Did you ever wonder why a big 300 pound lineman could hit the ground and wince like a baby due to a groin injury? Hey, those muscles really can hurt. One muscle is the Iliopsoas which flexes the hip. Because of its deep position along the spine before it attaches in the groin, ...
Keri, who was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 25, sends our family and friends another update on our situation, after the cancer (now metastatic) spread to her tailbone. She experiences a harsher pain in her leg, which has not been reported to the Doc yet. Had we known, we would have probably paid a little more attention to it but we both thought it would go away with another round of Chemo. Keri also explains a little bit of our personal life in this message, and our celebration of our second wedding anniversary. She never had to worry about me, I wasn't going anywhere. Subject: Doing Well Sent: Monday, June 12, 2006 8:22 PM Hello All, I am sorry for taking so long to update you on how things are going. It has been a roller coaster ride lately. I had my first chemo last Weds instead of Monday (the office was booked full so I moved it to another day). I am proud to say that there was not a repeat of the panic attack previously experien...
Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a common and sometimes
devastating condition. I see it quite frequently
in many of my chronic pain patients. In
fact, it contributes to quite a bit of chronic pain, because of the difficulty
it causes in terms of getting a good night's rest, and because it in and of
itself can be rather painful. And there
are diseases associated with chronic pain which can result in so-called
Restless Leg Syndrome is a nighttime condition that has a huge impact on
daytime functioning for those afflicted.
The diagnosis of RLS is mostly arrived at through interviews
with the patient, and basically involves four important features:
is a compelling need to move, usually associated with unpleasant
sensations in the legs, which have been described variously as painful,
electric or "creepy-crawly."
sensations of RLS are worse or exclusively present at rest.
sensations are at least partial...
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