Pain is a common post-illness issue. Muscle pain, in particular, often occurs following certain infections or disorders affecting the body’s connective tissues. In many cases, such pain is accompanied by muscle fatigue and weakness, particularly in the legs, upper arms, and back.
Located in the back of the knee, the posterior cruciate ligament connects the thigh bone (femur) to the shin bone (tibia) and prevents the tibia from moving too far backwards. Injuries to this ligament—including sprains and tears—typically result from a powerful force or trauma in the region.
The peroneal tendons are a pair of side-by-side tendons in the foot. One attaches on the outside portion of the midfoot, while the other runs along the bottom of the foot and attaches near the inside portion of the arch. These tendons are vulnerable to a variety of issues, including tendonitis (inflammation) and strains.
Post-surgery pain is extremely common and is to be expected after any surgical procedure. There are methods that can be employed to reduce pain after surgery. If pain gets progressively worse, it may indicate a surgical complication that needs to be addressed.
Pelvic floor dysfunction is a condition characterized by lack of control in the pelvic floor, which is a group of muscles in the pelvic region that act as a sling to support organs in this area. This lack of control causes issues with bowel and bladder function.
An occupational injury is bodily harm or damage that occurs as a result of a person performing his or her job function. These injuries most commonly affect the spine, hands, head, lungs, eyes, skeleton, or skin. An example would be a rotator cuff tear resulting from heavy overhead lifting.
Peroneal nerve entrapment occurs when the peroneal nerve—which passes under the peroneus longus muscle just below the knee—becomes compressed, causing a sensation of burning and tingling on the shin and the top part of the foot. The discomfort tends to worsen with walking and squatting.
Post-laminectomy syndrome—also known as failed back syndrome or failed back surgery syndrome—is a condition that develops following back surgery, typically a laminectomy, which is the surgical removal of the lamina vertebral bone. The most common symptom is persistent pain.
Affecting as many as two million Americans each year, plantar fasciitis occurs when the plantar fascia—tissue that connects the ball of the foot to the heel across the bottom of the foot—becomes inflamed or tears.
Piriformis syndrome is a neuromuscular disorder that occurs when the piriformis muscle, which is a flat, band-shaped, stabilizing muscle located near the top of the hip joint in the buttocks, compresses the sciatic nerve, which is a large nerve that travels down the back of the leg.