Shoulder Pain

Definition: Pain referred to the shoulder is very common in the general population, particularly among the elderly. After back pain, it is the second most common acute musculoskeletal complaint in…

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Bodyaches & Pains

Synonyms: “Hurts all over,” widespread pain. Definition: The evaluation of patients with widespread arthralgias and/or myalgias can be a challenge because many disorders may manifest these protean symptoms. Widespread pain…

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Neck Pain

Definition: Neck pain is a relatively common complaint, affecting approximately one-third of the population at some time in their lives. Anatomic Considerations: Neck pain can derive from several structures within…

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Knee Pain

Definition: The knee joint is the largest and most frequently affected peripheral joint. This primarily relates to its importance in ambulation and weight bearing and its numerous supportive periarticular structures.…

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Hip Pain

Definition: Hip pain is one of the most often misdiagnosed joint complaints, primarily because of the public misconception that the hip is located in either the gluteal or trochanteric region.…

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Hand & Wrist Pain

Definition: Disorders of the wrist and hand are a common cause of medical consultation. Pain, swelling, dysfunction, orstructural abnormalities may incite such an evaluation. Anatomic Considerations: Sources of pain and swelling…

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Low Back Pain

What is it? Most back pain is caused by muscle strain, trauma, spinal deformity and poor posture and body mechanics. Only about 10 percent of back pain is caused by…

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