Elbow: The structure of the elbow is similar to the structure of the knee, both are synovial hinge joints. The elbow allows the forearm to flex and extend as well as allow rotation of the forearm and wrist. Twenty-three muscles work together to allow for your elbow to move properly.
Overuse and sports injuries cause many elbow conditions. Those who play tennis, baseball or golf are at risk of an elbow injury, due to the high stresses placed on the elbow during repetitive throwing or swinging.
Elbow pain can affect the inner or outer elbow joint. The symptoms may include:
- Burning sensations
- Weakness in the hand/forearm
Foot and Ankle: The human foot is a strong and complex mechanical structure that contains 26 bones, 33 joints and, more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments. The weight from the rest of the body puts additional stress on this joint, especially when performing high-impact activities, making it vulnerable to injuries.
Most common conditions that cause foot and ankle pain include:
- Achilles tendinitis
- Arthritis of the foot and ankle
- Direct or indirect trauma to the region
- Plantar fasciitis
The above conditions cause pain on the sole of the foot, heel, or behind the heel and are typically caused by prolonged walking or standing, improper shoe wear, and anatomical structure of feet.
By getting a comprehensive physical examination, our team will be able to accurately diagnose the condition and the underlying cause of your joint pain. Once the condition is diagnosed, proper treatment might include the following: