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Osteitis pubis or inflammation of the symphysis pubis

Osteitis pubis or inflammation of the symphysis pubis

The inflammation of the symphysis pubis is often the result of overuse, whereby there is an abnormal muscle forces acting on the pubic symphysis. This condition is commonly observed in athletes who participate in sports with frequent activities such as kicking, twisting, pivoting, cutting, and during abrupt directional changes. Osteitis pubis has been described in …

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Pain Specialist, Dr Peter Blombery on chronic pain and pain measurement

Defining pain Pain is defined by the International Association for the Study of Pain as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with, or resembling that associated with, actual or potential tissue damage”. There are two broad categories of pain – (i) acute pain, which occurs with trauma and usually gradually resolves, and (ii) chronic …

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Subacromial bursitis of the shoulder

The shoulder is our most mobile joint. With an almost 360 degree rotation the shoulder joint, or better said, the three shoulder joints that form this complex articulation, are subject to a large spectrum of pathologies. In addition to the bony and cartilage structures, numerous components such as ligaments, muscles and tendons meet at the …

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