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X-rays are an excellent diagnostic tool for assessing hip problems. X-rays can be taken from the front ( anterior view) or from the side ( lateral view). An oblique view is taken at an angle between the front and side or back and side. In this study, researchers use the frog-leg lateral view to look for hip impingement . The frog-leg view is taken with the patient lying down. The hip and knee are both bent or flexed. The hip is rotated outward. The upper leg and knee are moved out to the side, away from the body. The foot stays close to the body along the inside of the opposite knee. Impingement means some structure is getting pinched or pressed up against the bone. One particular type of impingement called cam impingement is the focus of this study. With a cam impingement, the round head of the femur (thigh bone) presses up against the front rim of the acetabulum (hip socket). There is a thin layer of cartilage called the labrum along the rim of the acetabulum. The pinched labrum causes pa...
Medical x-rays are used to diagnose fractures and diseases. They are a valuable part of our medical care, providing information to your doctor needed to properly care for you. But we know that x-rays and other medical diagnosing tools, including bone scans and CT scans, contain radiation and that radiation can be harmful. Does getting medical x-rays contribute to cancer? Can they cause skin cancer? According to the American Cancer Society, the risk of cancer from the exposure to these types of tests is small.
In recent years, the number of diagnostic medical tests as increased, both because there are more tests available and because they have become a mainstream part of everyday medical care. Some are used as screening, such as for breast cancer or osteoporosis. Others are used on a routine basis to diagnose various aches and pains throughout the body.
While these types of medical tests do present a small risk of causing cancer, it would take many years and many x-...
Knowing what is available is sometimes half the battle when it comes to feeling better. The other half of the battle is avoiding the many gimmicks and scams that prey on people with chronic pain. Occasionally, you might run across something that really works for you, but doesn't work for your neighbor. Eventually, some items collect in the closet and accumulate a thick layer of dust. Because no one wants a closet full of unwanted items, it pays to be smart consumer and do some research. One reliable source of good products that are well selected is FootSmart.com . In fact, I keep a copy of this catalog in my office to show folks some possible solutions for pain relief.
Here is a list of recommended products that my tester (my mother) and I have put together. We give them the thumbs up when it comes to pain relief.
1. Merrel Q-Form Encore Breeze : My mom lives in these shoes. With foot pain and back pain, she has found these indispensable for daily use. She says that th...
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