Contained below is a sampling of injuries and conditions diagnosed and treated by Dr. Abraham on a regular basis.
Despite the common name “Sports Hernia” this condition is not actually a hernia.
It is a tendon strain of one or more of the abductor muscles that attach at the pubic bone. It is fairly common with rugby and soccer players
A combination of carpal tunnel syndrome and an irritation of the nerve roots in the neck. The pinching of the nerve roots in the neck cause pain in both the neck and the wrist.
An injury to the large tendon that runs from the back of the hip to the back of the knee.
A bursa is a fluid filled cushion under the skin, but over the bone, that is located on the outside of the hip.
The ilio-lumbar ligaments are a pair of long, thin ligaments that extend horizontally from the lower lumbar spine to the middle of the hip bone. A twisting motion of the trunk or excess rotation of the hipbone can stretch the ligament beyond capacity and cause an injury.
Tear of the interior support ligament for the knee.
Strain and partial tear of the tendon between the kneecap and the front of the tibia.
Long term degenerative process where the cartilage of the knee is damaged and has become thin in places. This can lead to bone being exposed to cartilage on the other side of the knee joint. Most often the pain comes from damage to the tendons and ligaments.
Overstretching of the ligament underneath the foot connecting the heel and the toe.
Result of damage to the piriformis muscle unit, usually at the ends of the muscle unit. The body being unnaturally stretched between the femur and the side of the sacrum causes the injury.
10% of people have a branch of the sciatic nerve passing through the piriformis muscle group. Should the piriformis be damaged or too taut, it can cause damage to the sciatic nerve.
A tendon strain of the quadriceps (the large thigh muscle at the front of the leg).
A strain of tendons connected to the muscles that proceed down the leg, attaching to one of the two lower leg bones, and into the ankle and foot. Usually a repetitive strain injury.
The hip bone, which connects to the sacrum (the bottom part of the spine) in a large joint, normally rotates forward slightly to allow the leg to move. When the joint rotates too far, pain is experienced.
General term for a recent strain of a tendon. Usually involves tears of a few fibers in the tendon, and sometimes a massive tear.
The muscles on either side of the abdominals can be weakened severely after a back injury, becoming a secondary focus of pain.
There can be many causes of wrist pain, including tendon strain, ligament strain, and even bones being slightly out of place.