Joint Instability

Joint instability as the cause of nerve pain – Treatment of neuralgia

Ross Hauser, M.D. Joint instability and ligament injury are almost always the missing diagnoses to problems of chronic nerve pain from a musculoskeletal cause. Even in patients with nerve pain from such conditions as neuritis, neuroma, nerve entrapments, neuralgia, and unusual nerve syndromes. Nerves alert the brain of the presence […]

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Ligament healing

Ross A. Hauser, MD & Erin E. Dolan, RN This is an update with explanatory notes for the general reader from our 2011 paper on ligament healing. How ligaments heal: An Introduction Ligament injuries are among the most common causes of musculoskeletal joint pain and disability encountered in primary practice […]

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The Hinge-Joint Analogy

Your musculoskeletal system is largley comprised of bones and muscles which are connected together with ligaments and tendons. Ligaments connect bones to bones (joints), while tendons connect muscles to bone. All of these strucures combine to give your body stable form and harmonious movement when working optimally. During normal use, […]

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Joint Instability and developing degenerative joint disease and progressive osteoarthritis

Ross Hauser MD When a joint is unstable, the body has three mechanisms to temporarily stabilize the joint to help get the injury to heal. These three are joint swelling, muscle guarding, and bony overgrowth. Bony overgrowth is more of a ‘last ditch effort’ to more permanently limit bone motion […]

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