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Knee Pain: Fat Pad Irritation or Hoffa’s Syndrome
01 Dec 2011, 12:12 pm

Fat pad irritation (Hoffa’s syndrome) is a condition that falls under the broad umbrella of knee dysfunction leading to anterior knee pain. It is a potential source of pain referral to the anteromedial knee and a source of pain in knee osteoarthritis.

Is Traction Effective in Treating Neck and Back Pains? The jury is still out.
12 Nov 2011, 2:40 pm

Today while not done in the same manner, traction remains a popular treatment modality for the management of spinal complaints. It is common for patients to attend physiotherapy clinics requesting traction, doctors to refer patients suggesting that the individual may benefit from a course of traction, and hospital-based physiotherapy sessions to consist of weekly sessions of mechanical traction.

Missed upper thoracic syndrome
01 Nov 2011, 12:28 pm

Musculoskeletal problems stemming from the upper thoracic spine are often missed or misdiagnosed as cervical in nature, by both physiotherapists and medical professionals alike. This leads to partial or non resolution of the client’s symptoms, leaving the health professional confounded and client helpless and frustrated. This article discusses how this may happen and looks at the diagnosis and management of a client who had both cervical and thoracic problems, but presented like a cervical disc lesion.

Office Ergonomics or The Lack of It
12 Sep 2011, 2:38 pm

A large number of people who seek medical help for their musculoskeletal problems usually present with neck, shoulder and back pains. These clients are often deskbound at work and with the increase use of computers, it is no wonder the incidence of spinal pains is on the rise.

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