About once or
twice a month, I see a young male in his late teens or early 20s who come to me
to evaluate a bump or lesion on his penis. Interestingly, many of these men
have sought evaluation before and STILL don't know what they have.
Here are the
most common causes of this symptom:
grouped lesions on the penis that are painful? Think about genital herpes as the cause. These lesions can also occur on the buttocks or anal area. The
initial outbreak may be associated with fever. Herpes is the most common STD in
and most genital lesions in men are herpes.
Have a bump
that looks like a wart or has a cauliflower appearance? You may have genital
warts. Warts are caused by certain strains of human papillomavirus --
different ones than those that cause cervical cancer in women. In most cases,
the warts do not cause symptoms, but occasionally they can burn, itch or be
tender. They can also produce a discharge. The lesions may be tan, pink or
This is the first of a three-part series on a condition called patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). The focus of this article is on classifying the problem according to the biomechanics and treating it according to whether there is pain or instability. The patellofemoral joint is the located where the patella (knee cap) meets the end of the femur (thigh bone). Patellofemoral pain syndrome causes pain under and/or around the kneecap. When there is instability, the patella slips and slides during movement. Dislocation of the patella is a common feature of instability-related PFPS. The authors carefully explain the biomechanics of the normal knee. Understanding the way the structures of the patellofemoral joint move and function is important when treating this condition. The physical therapist must strengthen the correct muscles to balance the forces around the joint. Too much pull in one direction can cause additional problems. The main symptoms of PFPS are pain along the sides of the pate...
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