Numbness in the thigh, a case study, part 5

Leg pain, Muscle information, Nerve entrapment, Numbness, Thigh pain

Entrapment of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, diagnosed medically as Meralgia Paresthetica, has been poorly understood. Obesity, pregnancy, and ill-fitting clothing are implicated, citing mechanical compression of the nerve as the cause. Treatment is conservative and usually takes several months to resolve. In a cursory search through the literature, only Travel and Simons in Myofascial […]

November 2, 2010

Numbness in the thigh, a case study, part 2

Acute pain, Back pain, Back surgery, Buttock pain, Chronic pain, Leg pain, Low back pain, Muscle information, Nerve entrapment, Numbness, Structural asymmetry, Surgery

A lower limb length inequality (LLLI) is a factor in the case of numbness in the skin on the outside of this man’s thigh. (Let’s call him Patrick.) Doing a quick check visually, there is a significant difference between the length of his legs, so he bought one of the little inexpensive heel lifts you’ll […]

October 16, 2010

Arm and hand pain: Stretches for tennis elbow

Arm pain, Buttock pain, Elbow pain, Muscle information, Pilates, Stretches, Stretching (Active Isolated method)

The hard-hitting repetitive moves of tennis cause pain at the lateral epicondyle of the elbow. The pain comes from one or both of two muscle sources, the supinator muscle and the extensor muscles of the hand and fingers. Effective stretching using Active Isolated Stretching methods is an important treatment for maintenance, prevention and pain relief. […]

May 3, 2010

Low back and butt pain: The case of Sidney K, Part 2

Back pain, Buttock pain, Groin pain, Hip pain, Low back pain, Muscle information, Neuromuscular therapy, Piriformis syndrome, Understanding pain

This is Part 2 of a case study. If you missed the beginning, go back to the previous entry. Sidney K. responded well to two Neuromuscular Therapy sessions on the muscles of her low back and buttock in my treatment center near Boston. In the third treatment with her body calmer, emerged what I am […]

November 2, 2009