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What is fibromyalgia syndrome?

What is fibromyalgia syndrome?

Fibromyalgia: Fm is a common syndrome associated w/widespread pain; may be accompanied by fatigue, sleep disturbances, stiffness, cognitive/ memory problems, anxiety, depression. To meet criteria for diagnosis: widespread pain in all 4 quadrants of body for >3 months and 11-18 tender points (determined by md). Cause is unknown however research looks to a disorder of central processing and pain amplification. ...Read more

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Dr. Tarek Shahbandar
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Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (Definition)

RSD/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. It is an injury that results in pain that seems disproportionate. It typically involves the extremities. Physical signs can be cool skin, loss of hair, sweating dysfunction, loss of hair, shiny skin, loss of bone density. Treatment is physical therapy, but pain may prevent this. Sympathetic nerve blocks can reduce ...Read more


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What is discogenic syndrome?

What is discogenic syndrome?

Disc pain: This refers to pain that originate from a disc. The pain may be that of referred pain, ie, lower back, buttock, posterior thigh, groin pain. It may also take the form of radicular pain, ie, pain that radiates down an extremity conforming to a specific nerve root distribution. ...Read more

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What is dequervain syndrome?

What is dequervain syndrome?

Tendon irritation : There are numerous tendons to the fingers which pass through a series of tunnels or pulleys along the outer parts of the wrist. These are organized into 6 tunnels or passages called dorsal compartments. When the first two tendons pass through the first dorsal compartment and become inflamed, most commonly via overuse, we call it dequervain's syndrome. It most commonly occurs in middle aged women. ...Read more

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What is compartment syndrome?

What is compartment syndrome?

Elevated pressure : Our limbs have compartments within which nerves, vessels and muscles are housed. After an injury, bleeding within a compartment can increase the pressure and compress all structures. Nerves are the first to be compromised and damage can be irreversible. It's an emergency and the compartment(s) have to be released asap, preferably within hours of injury. ...Read more

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What is piniformis syndrome?

What is piniformis syndrome?

Similar to sciatica: Priformis syndrome is pressure on the sciatic nerve from the piriformis muscle of the hip. Symptoms are typical of sciatica, but the cause is not from the low back. Pain and/or numbness going down the leg are typical. ...Read more

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What is impingement syndrome?

What is impingement syndrome?

Tendinitis/bursitis : The rotator cuff tendon and bursa can be pinched between the acromion and greater tuberosity. This causes inflammation and pain. Ice, nsaid's and activity modification are the first line treatments for this problem. Persistent symptoms need oral/injected steroid and/or physical therapy. If non-operative treatment fails, arthroscopic surgery is the definitive treatment. ...Read more

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What is post-polio syndrome?

What is post-polio syndrome?

In Polio Survivors: Post polio syndrome comprise of group of symptoms that affects people with past history of Polio the survived from acute attack many years ago. Most will experience gradual muscle weakness in muscles that were affected by Polio. Symptoms are progressive muscle weakness,fatigue,joint degeneration and deformities like scoliosis.Symptoms vary from person to person.It is rarely life threatening. ...Read more

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What is post-polio syndrome?

What is  post-polio syndrome?

People who had polio: Post polio syndrom is a condition affecting people who have had polio in the past. Usually in adulthood, they may experience progressive additional weakness. ...Read more

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What exactly is hypermobility syndrome?

What exactly is hypermobility syndrome?

Hyperflexible joints: Sometimes referred to as "loose joints, " and those affected are referred to as being "double jointed." often joint hypermobility causes no symptoms and requires no treatment. When present symptoms of the joint hypermobility include pain and instability in the hypermobile joints such as the: knees, fingers, hips, and elbows. Treatments are customized for each individual based on symptoms. ...Read more

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What is patellofemoral syndrome?

Patella femoral synd: This is a painful entity involving the articulation of the kneecap with the distal end of the thigh bone. Pain can be secondary to abnormal tracking abnormality or chondromalacia (sick cartilage) on either side of joint. ...Read more

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What is Stockholm syndrome?

What is Stockholm syndrome?

Victim/Perpetrator: It was originally used to describe the psychological phenomenon in which hostages express sympathy towards their captors. It has been generalized to include when victims of abuse develop emotional ties and sympathy to their abuser. An example is spousal abuse were the victim returns to and defends the abuser. It is serious and if anyone suspects it, please get help! ...Read more

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What is Parsonage-Turner syndrome?

What is Parsonage-Turner syndrome?

I looked it up: This syndrome can begin with severe shoulder or arm pain followed by weakness and numbness[Those who suffer from Parsonage–Turner experience acute, sudden-onset pain radiating from the shoulder to the upper arm. Affected muscles become weak and atrophied.. This is from Wikipedia - I had never heard of it ...Read more

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What is equina syndrome?

What is equina syndrome?

Neurologic condition: Cauda equina syndrome refers to loss of function of the nerve roots of the spinal canal below the termination (conus medullaris) of the spinal cord. Signs include weakness of the muscles of the lower extremeties, bladder muscle weaknesses causing urinary retention and incontinence, and decreased anal tone and consequent fecal incontinence. Treatment depends upon the cause. Please see your doc! ...Read more

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What is intersection syndrome?

What is intersection syndrome?

Tendonitis : This is a form of tendinitis of the wrist. It can cause sqeeking of the wrist. This is usually treated effectively with an injection of cortisone. ...Read more

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What is Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome?

What is Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome?

Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber Syndrome: Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber Syndrome is a rare vascular congenital condition due to improper formation of blood and/or lymphatic vessels. It has three features: Port Wine Stain (nevus flammeus or capillary hemangioma), venous or/and lymphatic malformations, and enlargement (soft-tissue hypertrophy) of the affected extremity. ...Read more

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What is Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome?

What is Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome?

KTW syndrome: KTW is a rare defect involving capillary abnormalities, enlargement of one leg, an atypical varicosity on the lateral side and arteriovenous malformation. ...Read more

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What exactly is raynaud's syndrome?

What exactly is raynaud's syndrome?

Vessels constrict: Raynaud's phenomenon is a symptom caused by constriction of small blood vessels, usually in the fingers and toes, leading to a lack of nutrients and oxygen going to the fingers and toes. Raynaud's phenomenon can be due to auto-immune disorders, hormonal imbalances, medication effects, etc... A primary care doctor, endocrinologist, or rheumatologist can evaluate a person with such symptoms. ...Read more

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What is wolf-parkinson-white-heart syndrome.?

What is wolf-parkinson-white-heart syndrome.?

Heart problem: Wolff-parkinson-white syndrome is a disorder of electrical conduction of the heart. Patients with WPW can have rapid heart beat (tachycardia) and very rarely sudden cardiac death. The tachycardia can be treated by medications. The abnormal conduction is due to an extra electrical pathway (bypass tract) in the heart. There are techniques to destroy the extra pathway that will cure wpw. ...Read more

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What is May-Thurner syndrome?

What is May-Thurner syndrome?

May-Thurner: this is classically described as compression of the left iliac vein underneath the left iliac artery. This can lead to narrowing of the deep venous system, leading to swelling of the left lower extremity with associated varicose veins. A CT scan would be helpful in determining if this is the case, and then stenting of the narrowed iliac vein would be recommended. ...Read more

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What is Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome?

What is Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome?

Fast heart rate: This is a syndrome of having a specific type of fast heart rate related to having an abnormal connection of cells between the top and bottom chambers of the heart. WPW can usually be cured by a procedure called ablation, where the abnormal band of tissue is gently burned away. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (Definition)

A condition in which a person has a chronic pain problem in his arms or legs, but can also be in other ...Read more