siatic nerve


what can i do to eas the pain the doctor has give me pain kills and antyinflamatree and diazepan but i am still in a lot off pain

torn hamstring…


I am a competitive athlete and I tore my hamstring real bad.
What drills can I do to get its strength back and my quickness & speed???

SI Joint dysfunction


I am wondering if the chiropracter I am seeing is up to date on treatment for SI dysfunction. I have been in pain for the past 2 months. I start out fairly normal in the morning, but within in a few hours the pain starts progressing to severe. Burning,pain, and sometimes numbness in my lower back, butttocks, hips, and down the front of my thighs. Sometimes there are shooting pains from my hip down my legs. Went through the usual routine – doctor, pain pills, Naproxen, oral steroids, physical therapy for 1 1/2 months, MRI when the PT failed, and now I am scheuled for cortisone injections next week. The MRI showed a bulging disk, bilateral ligamentum, and facet hypertrophy at L5 – S1. And the same resluts at L3-4. Ligamentum flavum, facet joint hypertrophy, and disc bulging at L4-5. The analysis states that there is no definite nerve root impingement to account for the patient’s right sided radiculopathy.
I decided to try chriopratic treatments while waiting for the pain clinic to schedule the injections. He diagnosed me as having sacroliliac joint dysfunction. I have had 7 visits now. I have not seen any improvement and have started having symptoms in my left hip and leg now and occasionally down the back of my legs now. While doing some research online, I found 3 different sites that stated that the adjustment my doc has been using – side-lying while the doc pulls back on the shoulder and shoves forward and down on the top of the pelvis- will not only NOT help , but will make the joint even more unstable by stretching the long posterior SI ligaments. One of the sites was a site for chiropracters ( Please tell me if this is true – have I caused myself more pain and agony? If this is not the right treatment, what treatment do you use or recommend for SI joint problems?

IT Band Injury Symptoms, Exercises, Stretches, and Treatment


IT band injury or IT band syndrome is usually a trivial sports injury, but if neglected, over a period of time, it becomes quite severe. This is especially troublesome in athletes, who may have to skip running until recovery. IT band injury rest time can vary from few weeks to a couple of months, depending on the severity and duration of the injury. Inflammation and adhesion of inflammatory healing tissue to surrounding normal tissues, can threaten the complete recovery of the injured IT band. Hence, one has to follow a rigorous routine of physical therapy in the form of IT band stretches and other IT band exercises, which help in accurate and complete healing of the injured IT band.

Dislocated Finger Joint Pictures and Treatment


A dislocated finger joint is rarely seen in orthopedic practice, due to the inborn reflexive attitude of a person to protect fingers from injury. This can also be due to the fact, that finger movements are controlled by a large area of the brain. Thus, a person is more aware and apprehensive about ones fingers, which can be easily pulled away from situations that can cause injury to them. Being the terminal part of the hand, a finger joint when acting as a fulcrum has a very long lever arm and a very short load arm. Hence, injuries, like jammed finger (crush injury), sprained finger, and so on, are more commonly seen, rather than a dislocated finger.

Lag Screw Fixation


Lag screw fixation is a technique used in surgical treatment (internal fixation) of fractures or broken bones. It involves the use of special half threaded orthopedic bone screws, which are smooth from the head up to half or two-thirds of their length. Even a fully threaded cortical screw can be used as a lag screw if the proximal cortex is over drilled. The function of a lag screw is to achieve compression between the fracture fragments (pieces of bone), which helps in providing lag screw strength for better bone fracture healing.

Injured in a Car Accident? Read This Right Now!


Car accident injuries are quite common in developed countries, due to the sheer volume of vehicular traffic coupled by concurrent consumption of alcohol or talking on the phone while driving. Car accident injuries can be fatal or have  serious consequences irrespective of the initial severity of the injury. Since, an innocuous appearing head injury or whiplash injury can have long term detrimental effects on the nerves and brain. The effects of many of these injuries are not seen immediately after the accident, and so it leaves a person with a false sense of well-being. Moreover, later he may even be targeted by attorneys of the accused of making a false claim. Thus, it is very important to have a complete evaluation of brain and spine, along with other involved body parts, in a suspected car accident head injury or whiplash injury.

Broken Knee Injuries Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment


A broken knee can be due to several injuries, like broken knee cap (patella fracture), or broken leg bones (tibia or fibula fracture) or thigh bone (femur fracture) near the knee joint. Road accidents, especially bike accidents, can cause the worst broken knee’s, with several knee fractures and torn knee ligaments and tendons. Such injuries are highly disastrous, and can have lifelong consequences. Even trivial knee injuries can be quite discomforting for a persons routine life. A broken knee is a serious knee injury, which causes severe disability and even deprives a person from any worthwhile employment for a prolonged period.

Bradycardia in Orthopedics


Bradycardia or a slow heart rate, is an uncommon but grave complication in the field of orthopedics. A sudden attack of bradycardia is life-threatening, and has to be managed intensively, with the help of a physician or an anesthetist. The blurring of clinical signs of bradycardia is generally due to more importance given to orthopedic injuries or a surgery which a person has undergone.

Non Weight Bearing Exercises


Non weight bearing or nil weight bearing or simply NWB is not putting weight on a particular part of the body. Since, weight of the body is primarily born by our legs, the restriction of non weight bearing is generally applied after leg injuries or surgeries. Non weight bearing is more important than any other treatment for proper recovery from leg and knee injuries. Failure to understand the significance of this simple restriction, can lead to disastrous outcomes from even simple fractures or surgeries on the leg. Hence, it is very important to understand what is non weight bearing and follow it religiously to prevent complications.