How Physical Therapy Can Help Patients Who Suffer from Peripheral Neuropathy

Everything your body does, from regulating your breathing to controlling muscle movements and sensing temperature, involves the nervous system. It is composed of nerve cells, otherwise known as neurons, that communicate with each other and other cells within the body. The peripheral nerves make up an intricate network that connects the brain and spinal cord… Read More

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Neuropathy of the Ulnar Nerve at the Elbow

Research Paper Title GEHS neurophysiological classification system for patients with neuropathy of the ulnar nerve at the elbow. Background Neuropathy of the ulnar nerve at the elbow is one of a number of muscle-related and nerve-related disorders that affect people performing intensive work with their hands and upper extremities, and is the second most prevalent… Read More

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Foot Fasciotomies in Foot & Ankle Trauma

Research Paper Title Effectiveness of foot fasciotomies in foot and ankle trauma. Background Foot compartment syndrome (FCS) has been reported to cause neuropathic pain, claw or hammer toes, and motor and sensory disturbances. The optimal treatment of FCS is controversial. The purpose of this study was to determine if foot fasciotomies improve patient outcomes in… Read More

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Diagnosis & the Role of Ultrasonography

Research Paper Title Review of Ultrasonography in the Diagnosis of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and a Proposed Scanning Protocol. Abstract Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common peripheral compressive neuropathy. Ultrasonography (US) is an emerging technology that can be used in the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome. Although the cross-sectional area is the most studied and… Read More