Category: Orthopedic

Achilles Tendon and Calf Injuries: One and the Same

Achilles Tendon and Calf Injuries: One and the Same

One of the biggest recent sports stories involved Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors. In Game 5 of the NBA Championships in Toronto, Canada, Kevin went down with an Achilles tendon injury.1 The interesting situation here is that Durant had also been nursing a calf injury for the previous few weeks that actually kept him out of the first 4 games of the NBA Championship. It was hard watching him fall to the ground, clutching his right Achilles and calf area with his hands. He limped off the court assisted.

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Maigne Syndrome: Sciatica of the Thoraco-Lumbar Junction

Maigne Syndrome: Sciatica of the Thoraco-Lumbar Junction

Lateral hip, lumbosacral, and groin pain are often due to lumbar spine or hip joint dysfunction. However, the next time you see these symptoms, be sure to assess the thoracolumbar junction (TLJ). TLJ dysfunction, often described as Maigne Syndrome, may result in nerve irritation with referral to the lumbopelvic region. Proper assessment and treatment result in highly satisfied patients. In the next ten minutes, you will learn five tips about why Maigne syndrome should be on your shortlist of differential diagnoses.

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