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Achilles Tendon Rupture

A total tear in the Achilles tendon can happen in any part of its length. It is a sudden, traumatic injury. When the tendon snaps, it leaves two broken ends which may stay close together or spring apart, leaving a visible dent. There may also be bruising. Rupture is very rare in children, uncommon in […]

Calf Cramp Causes

Sudden spasm in the calf muscles is a common problem in sporting and non-sporting people alike, at any age. It can happen during activity, rest or sleep. Severe leg cramp after sports sometimes called a ‘charley horse’. What You Feel During Calf Cramp The effects of calf cramp range from a mild tension in the […]

Gluteus Medius Dysfunction

The gluteus medius is one of the main buttock muscles that are responsible for holding the pelvis stable and supporting your body on your legs when standing, walking, or running. It also helps control the sideways movement of your legs. If the gluteus medius is strained in some way, it can become tender and tight […]

Nerve Root Impingement

A variety of conditions can cause pressure on one or more nerves as they leave your vertebral column in the middle and lower back. And, depending on the cause, the severity of symptoms, also known as “radiculopathies,” can vary. Symptoms for Nerve Root Impingement Pressure on the nerve roots often causes what is known as […]

A Bump on the Heel: Haglund’s Deformity

A harmless but painful bony enlargement on the outer posterior heel is called a Haglund’s deformity, named for the doctor who first described it. This condition is commonly referred to as a “pump bump”, because women’s pump-style shoes, with rigid heel counters, contribute to its symptoms. Given this common name, it isn’t surprising that Haglund’s […]