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Agreement between 2 pain visual analogue scales, by age and area of complaint in neck and low back pain subjects: the standard pen and paper VAS versus plastic mechanical sliderule VAS

July 08, 2014

Objective: This study endeavoured to determine the agreement between the standard pencil and paper pain VAS (pVAS) and a realtively newly designed plastic mechanical (slide-rule) VAS (mVAS) in assessing cervical and lumbar pain intensity in cervical pain vs low back pain (LBP) patients stratified by age (<65 years of age (yoa) and >65 yoa). Design

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Conservative management of a case of tarsal tunnel syndrome

June 13, 2014

Objective: This case study was conducted to evaluate the treatment and management of a patient presenting with chronic foot pain, diagnosed as tarsal tunnel syndrome. Case: 61 year old female presenting with plantar and dorsal foot pain and burning sensation of 6 months duration. Treatment: Treatment was initiated using custom orthotics only for the fi

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Manual therapy and ear pain: a report of four cases

June 10, 2014

Purpose: To report and discuss four cases of ear pain which were treated successfully with manual therapy. Methods: Report of four cases. Results: Four patients with ear pain were referred for chiropractic consult. They were all treated with a combination of manual therapy and exercise with resolution of their ear symptoms. Conclusions: The mechanism of

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Conservative management of a case of medial epicondylosis in a recreational squash player

June 10, 2014

Objective: This case study was conducted to evaluate the treatment and management of a patient presenting with medial elbow pain diagnosed as medial epicondylosis. Case: A 35 year old male presented with medial elbow pain of 4–6 weeks duration that worsened after playing squash. Treatment: A course of fascial stripping techniques was initiated, including: cross

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Two cases of medial knee pain involving the medial coronary ligament in adolescents treated with conservative rehabilitation therapy

June 06, 2014

Objective: This case study chronicled the assessment, treatment and management of two adolescent patients presenting with acute knee pain, diagnosed as medial meniscus tear, with or without a medial collateral ligament sprain, with coronary ligament involvement. Cases: Patient 1: A 16 year old male football player presented with right medial knee pain of 2 days

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