Bilateral Hand Numbness and Weakness

Anatomy Numbness in one or both hands describes a loss of sensation or feeling in your hand or fingers. Often, hand numbness may be accompanied by other changes, such as a pins-and-needles sensation, burning or tingling. Your arm, hand or fingers may feel clumsy or weak. Numbness can occur along a single nerve in one hand, or it may occur …

Sports Medicine Overview

Sports medicine is a specialty within orthopaedics that treats injuries to bones, joints, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and muscles. Many of these injuries are sustained during athletic activity, but not all people who experience these injuries are competitive athletes. Therefore, we will develop a treatment plan that makes most sense for each individual. The physicians at Shoreline Orthopaedics treat athletes of …

Single Insertion for Multiple Injections: a Safer and Less Painful Technique for Concomitant Facet Joint and Transforaminal

Objective To examine the effects of a novel injection technique on procedure time, radiation exposure, anesthetic use, and intraprocedure pain. Design: Prospective randomized controlled study. Setting: University spine clinic. Participants: 8 patients scheduled for symmetric bilateral lumbar facet joint and adjacent transforaminal epidural steroid injections. Interventions: Participants received injections by a “traditional” technique on 1 side, and a single needle …

Epidural Injections. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Abstract

Epidural Injections. Smuck M, McGehee M, Farhat R, Ali A. Single Insertion for Multiple Injections: a Safer and Less Painful Technique for Concomitant Facet Joint and Transforaminal Epidural Injections. American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 68th Annual Assembly and Technical Exhibition Poster Presentation. Boston, MA, September, 2007. During the procedure, the patient lies down with a cushion underneath their …

Left Lower Extremity Pain with Exertion

Anatomy Leg pain is a common feature in people who undertake regular sports, and can be an unnecessary cause of worry. Often relatively straightforward interventions can get people back to high level sporting activities. The lower parts of your legs take the brunt of your day-to-day life. You shouldn’t have to be in pain, though. Medical treatments can help if …

Use of a New Laser Plethysmograph in Assessment of Chest Wall Function

Abstract Respiratory disease is the leading cause of death in the UK. Methods for assessing pulmonary function and chest wall movement are essential for accurate diagnosis, as well as monitoring response to treatment, operative procedures and rehabilitation. Despite this, there is a lack of low-cost devices for rapid assessment. Spirometry is used to measure air flow expired, but cannot infer …

Pain Management

Description Pain management is the medical specialty born out of the need for treating all types of pain, including musculoskeletal, spinal and neuropathic pain disorders. With an accurate diagnosis and early intervention, we hope to help patients avoid spiraling into a state of chronic pain, or at least reduce the severity of pain, and improve patients’ quality of life. Minimally …