Musculoskeletal Conditions

Orthopedics & Sports Injuries

Musculoskeletal/sports-related injuries include: bones, muscles with their related tendons, joint structures such as ligaments and menisci. Injuries may cause impairments such as pain, inflammation, restricted movement, joint instability, or muscle weakness.

General Conditions

Osteoarthritis:
Degenerative joint disease (DJD); progressive destruction of articular cartilage and the formation of bone at the margin of the joint.
Osteoporosis:
A group of disorders, which have as their common denominator, a reduction of bone mass per unit of bone volume.
Fibromyalgia:
Chronic muscle pain syndrome with no known cause or cure, considered "inflammation of the soft tissue"; body and muscle aches often accompanied by overwhelming fatigue and pelvic pain; symptoms may wax and wane with no discernable cause.
TMJ Dysfunction:
Inflammation in this joint may lead to difficulty opening the mouth fully, pain in the joint, and/or in the neck and head region; other symptoms include headaches, dizziness, tinnitus, and nausea.

Shoulder Injuries

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  • Rotator cuff tear (operative or non-operative)
  • Dislocation
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Tendinitis
  • Fracture
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome

Elbow Injuries

  • Golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis)
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
  • Sprain/strain (conservative or post-operative)
  • Fractures

Wrist Injuries

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Sprain/strain (conservative or post-operative)
  • Fractures

Neck and Low Back Injuries

  • Sprain/strain
  • Disc herniation
  • Stenosis
  • Muscle spasm
  • Posture
  • Headache
  • SI joint dysfunction
  • Coccydynia: Refers to pain in and around the region of the coccyx or tailbone. It may involve the pelvic floor muscles and/or the gluteus maximus muscle. This condition is more common in women than men.
    • Etiology:
      • Falls resulting in direct injury of the coccyx (horseback riding, skiing)
      • Childbirth
      • Direct pressure on the coccyx (e.g. sitting)
      • Strain (cycling, rowing)

Hip Conditions

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  • Acetabular labral tears
  • Bursitis
  • IT band tightness/syndrome
  • Tendinitis
  • Total knee replacement

Knee Injuries

  • Patellofemoral syndrome
  • ACL tear (operative or non-operative)
  • Meniscus tear (operative or non-operative)
  • Tendinitis
  • Total knee replacement

Ankle Injuries

  • Achilles' tendonitis (Achilles' heel)
  • Peroneal tendonitis
  • Sprain/strain (conservative or post-operative)
  • Fractures

Foot/Toe Injuries

  • Plantar fascitis (heel pain)
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Bunionectomies
  • Sprain/strain (conservative or post-operative)
  • Fractures/stress fractures