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...
Pain or discomfort can be felt anywhere in the foot, including the heel, toes, arch, instep, sole, or ankles.
Pain - foot
Foot pain can be caused by:
-- a protrusion at the base of the big toe, which can become inflamed. Bunions often develop over time from wearing narrow-toed shoes.
-- toes that curl downward into a claw-like position.
Calluses and corns
-- thickened skin from friction or pressure. Calluses are on the balls of the feet or heels. Corns appear on your toes.
Plantar warts -- from pressure on the soles of your feet.
-- also called flat feet.
Poorly fitting shoes often cause these problems. Aging and being overweight also increase your chances of having foot problems.
Morton's neuroma is a...
“ You have Sero-negative RA,” my new rheumatologist. Dr M said. She was mater-of-fact. No doubt in her voice or her demeanor. My reply was, “I know.”
I was strangely calm that day, May 10 th , 2011. I had known in my heart for years that had RA. The bone erosions on my hand x-rays have confirmed my self-diagnosis.
When I was 37 years old, I had a Bakers's Cyst in my right knee that burst and turned my leg black and blue. I went to the walk-in clinic because it was painful, and I had no idea what it could be. The doctor there diagnosed a Baker's Cyst. He said those usually show up in people who walk a lot. He looked puzzled, and then said to come back in if it swelled up again, and he would drain the fluid. That was it.
I should provide a little background here. I was reared in a small town in Ohio. I am a Mid-westerner born of parents who both grew up in West Virginia. Those of you familiar with that part of the US know that we are &ldq...
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