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Sciatica (lumbar radiculopathy)

Sciatica is the term for symptoms of pain, tingling, and numbness which arise from nerve root compression or irritation in the lumbo-sacral spine. Symptoms of sciatica typically extend to below the knee — from the buttocks, across the back of the thigh, to the outer calf, and often to the foot and toes. Nerve root […]

What Is Femoral Acetabular Impingement?

Normal Hip Joint The hip joint, also known as a “ball and socket” joint is located where the femur (the thigh bone) meets the pelvic bone. The upper segment (“head”) of the femur is a round “ball” that fits inside the acetabulum or the “socket” part of the pelvic bone. The “ball” is normally held […]

Muscle Cramps during Exercise-Is It Fatigue or Electrolyte Deficit?

    INTRODUCTION Skeletal muscle cramps are a common affliction in sports. Highly fit athletes must sometimes succumb to debilitating cramping episodes, and some often compete with concern, knowing that these painful, involuntary muscle contractions can appear seemingly without warning or apparent cause. TWO PERSPECTIVES: FATIGUE VERSUS ELECTROLYTE DEFICIT Muscle Overload and Fatigue Dur...