Posts Tagged ‘ G is for ’

G is for Gowers sign

August 1, 2015

Gowers sign is common in conditions that involve a proximal muscles weakness such as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. In these conditions in order to stand the child first starts prone and then uses the hand to ‘walk’ up the legs.

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G is for Grounding

August 9, 2013

Grounding is pseudoscientific nonsense that states that being in touch with the ground barefoot somehow changes the electrical potential in the body and this somehow has health benefits. Its is no better than snake oil.

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G is for Geriatrics

April 30, 2013

Geriatrics is the study of and care of the older population.

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G is for Growing Pains

November 17, 2012

‘Growing pains’ are a very commonly misdiagnosed condition, often with any leg pain that does not have a specific diagnosis being called growing pains.

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G is for Ganglions

November 17, 2012

Ganglions are enlargements around joints or tendon sheaths that at one stage were treated by hitting with a big book, usually a bible!

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G is for Gait Analysis

November 17, 2012

Gait analysis are the method used to observe and analyze the gait of someone.

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G is for Gait Plates

November 17, 2012

A gait plate is and extension on the distal end a foot orthotic that is supposed to induce a correct of an in-toe or out-toe gait, depending on the modification used.

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G is for Gout

November 17, 2012

Gout occurs when uric a crystal are deposited into joint when the serum levels are high. The pain of gout comes from the inflammatory reaction to those crystals. Less of the foodstuff that raise the uric acid levels need to be eaten.

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G is for Golf

November 3, 2012

Podiatrists play golf and podiatrists treat golfers. Foot orthotics needs to not be so rigid that they interfere with the side to side motion of the golf swing.

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