A rapid return to activity can mean rampant “terrible too” injuries — too much, too soon, too fast. Although any muscle or joint is susceptible to injury, the adolescent elbow has a particular vulnerability.
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.
Medial epicondylopathy is the most frequent cause of medial elbow pain, but is 3-10 times less common than lateral epicondylopathy. (2,12-15) It is most prevalent in the fourth and fifth decade and affects men and women fairly equally.
A condition that may plague adults, particularly males in the 20-40 year age range, is avascular necrosis of the lunate. This has been termed Kienbock’s disease in reference to the doctor who first diagnosed the disease in 1910.