David Ravech

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What Is Ankle Impingement

17th December 2009
Ankle impingement is a condition whereby the patient suffers from a restriction in their ankle movement due either to a bony or soft tissue problem. The typical causes of this condition are usually irritation of the capsule or synovial membrane of the ank... Read >

Explaining Morton's Neuroma or Metatarsalgia

07th December 2009
Pain in the forefoot, the front part of the foot not including the toes themselves, is known as metatarsalgia as the pain occurs around the metatarsals. It is a symptom of an underlying problem rather than a condition in itself. The pain can be caused by ... Read >

Dislocation Of The Shoulder Joint

04th December 2009
A joint dislocation occurs when the two joint surfaces, which normally sit in intimate contact with each other, are wrenched away from each other to lie apart without any relationship. Joints have a surrounding ligamentous bag called a joint capsule and t... Read >

Dealing With Compartment Syndrome

03rd December 2009
The reason for compartment syndrome is the excessive build up of pressure in one of the tissue compartments of the limbs, stopping the arterial pressure from supplying the area and depriving the tissues of adequate blood supply. Death of the local tissues... Read >

Physiotherapy As A Career

27th November 2009
The requirement for larger numbers of physiotherapists is greater now than it has been for some time. Physiotherapy has been shown to be useful in an increasing number of medical conditions with the emphasis being on the prescription of exercise. There is... Read >

Dealing With Acute Neck Pain and Torticollis

26th November 2009
An acute wry neck is a condition characterised by sudden onset of severe neck pain accompanied by an involuntary contraction of the neck muscles which leads to an abnormal head posture being maintained. The abnormal posture or torticollis is a symptom of ... Read >

Workings Of The Knee

23rd October 2009
Like the elbow, the knee joint is an example of a hinge joint with added complexity. The condyles of the femur are enlarged rounded areas at the base of the femur and they make up the knee joint with the enlarged flattened area of the upper end of the tib... Read >

The Ankle Joint-Part 2

09th October 2009
The spring ligament, a strong fibrous band, stretches from the calcaneus to the navicular, running under the talus on the way, keeping the foot arch in place. The arch of the foot is maintained by the spring ligament holding the bones together against the... Read >

The Ankle Joint

09th October 2009
The ankle is a very particular joint, commonly referred to as a mortise joint. It hinges backwards and forwards whilst we are walking and also gives the sideways support to allow us to hold our balance in moving and unstable conditions. The ankle hinge co... Read >

Reiters Arthritis Or Reactive Arthritis

25th September 2009
Reiter's syndrome is another name for reactive arthritis, although the latter is being used more commonly now. Genitourinary infections with organisms such as Chlamydia and gastrointestinal infections such as with Salmonella are known to be associated wit... Read >

Is There A Difference Between A Chiropractor And Physiotherapist?

10th September 2009
Physiotherapists and Chiropractors both work tirelessly to help their patients improve their ability to function and move normally while also investing time and effort into finding a way to reduce a patient's pain. Because both professionals involve worki... Read >

Movement Of The Neck-Part Three

08th September 2009
Loss of the ability to move the neck normally means that the capsules of the facet joints, sensitive ligamentous bags around the joints, are exposed to the risks of over-stretching. A sudden turn or twist of the head without thinking can lead to the ends ... Read >

Osteopathy and the Treatment of Wrist Fractures

23rd July 2009
Every winter the weather gets cold and icy at some time and we realise that the time has come when we are less safe out and about, that season when people start to slip and fall. Falls on an outstretched hand (FOOSH) are a very common injury and often cau... Read >

Being Kind To Your Nerves or The Saturday Night Palsy

28th June 2009
You may be familiar with the picture, either personally or from a story somebody told you. A young man goes out for the evening, all dressed up and smelling of aftershave. He meets his mates in the pub and has a few beers, starting off the process of into... Read >

Causes Of Male Osteoporosis-Part 2

12th June 2009
Thyroid hormones can speed up the bone turnover rate if they are at abnormally high levels which make the incidence of osteoporosis more likely although it is relatively simple to medically treat the person to maintain normal thyroid hormone levels. Men w... Read >
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