What mimics tennis elbow pain?

What mimics tennis elbow pain?

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What mimics tennis elbow pain? Lateral epicondylitis (epicondylalgia) involves the common extensor tendon attachment to the lateral epicondyle of the humerus, namely the extensor carpi radialis brevis (ECRB). However, other causes of lateral elbow pain can mimic tennis elbow, including brachioradialis trigger points, extensor carpi radialis longus (ECRL) trigger points or tendinitis, and radial tunnel syndrome. What's tricky about lateral elbow pain is that all three areas may be tender to palpation. If that's the case, the client's history and other physical exam findings are needed to reveal the primary source of pain. Questions or comments about foot pain or injuries? Send us a message If you have a friend or teammate who could use this information, please share it with them. Thanks!
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How do you write a good SOAP note?

How do you write a good SOAP note?

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How do you write a good SOAP note? The SOAPIER acronym offers a structured approach to organizing patient information for effective documentation while also streamlining the patient care workflow: Subjective: Note the patient's symptoms and experiences, recording any discernible patterns or contributing factors. Objective: Record the measurable facts—vital signs, lab and imaging results, and physical exam findings. Assessment: Interpret the subjective and objective data to formulate diagnoses, clinical impressions, and prognoses. Plan: Outline the steps to address the patient's needs - additional diagnostics, treatments, and referrals. Interventions: Use this section to record the treatments(s) provided at this clinical encounter. For example, at an initial evaluation, record the patient education given. Evaluation: Assess the immediate effectiveness or response to any intervention(s) provided to the patient. Additionally, use this section to assess…
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What is the normal thickness of plantar fascia on msk ultrasound?

What is the normal thickness of plantar fascia on msk ultrasound?

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What is the normal thickness of plantar fascia on msk ultrasound? Under musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging, the normal plantar fascia appears as a taut, fibrous band extending from the calcaneus to the metatarsal heads distally. It is characterized by a homogenous, smooth, uniform gray echotexture. Deep to the fascia are the mixed echoes of the foot intrinsic muscles including the flexor digitorum brevis and quadratus plantae. Normal plantar fascia thickness is typically 3-4mm. Thickening, hypoechogenicity, and loss of uniform smoothness, especially in the medial band of the tissue, are indicators of fasciitis/fasciopathy that can cause foot pain. Questions or comments about foot pain or injuries? Send us a message If you have a friend or teammate who could use this information, please share it with them. Thanks!
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What can cause pain on the heel?

What can cause pain on the heel?

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What can cause pain on the heel? With pain on the bottom of the heel, the instinctive reaction might be to attribute it to the ubiquitous culprit—plantar fasciitis. While this condition is undoubtedly common, it's not the sole source of heel discomfort. Two often-overlooked causes deserve awareness: heel fat pad syndrome and Baxter's nerve entrapment. The trouble with this trio is that they are commonly considered solo acts. However, they tend to run together in people who run, hike, or spend countless hours on their feet. This article provides self-tests that can help tease out the most prominent problem. Questions or comments about foot pain or injuries? Send us a message If you have a friend or teammate who could use this information, please share it with them. Thanks!
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How do I know if I need wider shoes?

How do I know if I need wider shoes?

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How do I know if I need wider shoes? Does your foot spill over the liner? Remove the liner insert from the shoe and stand on it. The size and shape of the liner should match your foot all the way around. Any spillage of your foot or toes over an edge of the liner means that the shoe will have to stretch to accommodate the difference, or it won’t stretch and your foot will get squeezed with every step. Foot "overhang" is likely to cause blisters and pain down the road. Foot compression, over time, may lead to bunions, plantar fasciitis, or Morton’s neuroma conditions. If you notice spillage, trade up a size or width of the shoe until you find the one with the liner that traces your…
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