Posts made in May, 2017

Diastasis Rectus Abdominus in Men with Concurrent Umbilical Hernia

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Uncategorized

Rectus Abdominus Diastasis (RAD) is a separation of the linea alba, greater than 2 centimeters is considered abnormal. The linea alba is a thick connective tissue that connects the two rectus abdominus muscles together, down the center. With RAD a separation of the abdominal wall occurs because of stretch or sealing of the linea alba. Diastasis rectus abdominus is commonly seen in women during and after pregnancy, in overly fit men and women who focus on excessive abdominal strengthening, and in adults who are overweight with abdominal central obesity. In this image we are evaluating a 40...

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Round Ligament Pain in Pregnancy

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in Uncategorized

Pregnant women may complain of lower abdominal, pelvic, groin, hip, or pubic pain. A common cause of this may very well be the stretch sensation of the round ligament which can provoke pain in these areas. The round ligaments are two of the suspensory ligaments of the uterus (there’s one on each side). It originates at the lateral wall of the uterus on either side, passes through the inguinal canal, and inserts into the mons and pubic symphysis. As the baby and uterus grows and lengthens so must the suspensory ligaments. The round ligament is initially about 2 inches in length and can...

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Using Rapid Release Technology To Treat Chronic Pelvic Pain

Posted by on May 3, 2017 in Uncategorized

We sometimes use this device to apply mild heat and vibration to help relax the muscles. Using small strokes at high frequency this device can induce relaxation of the painful muscle rapidly. It has several different treatment “heads” designed for either treating bony contours, myofascial trigger points, or larger muscle bellies. In this image we are utilizing the Rapid Release on the hip adductors. This is a large inner thigh muscle group comprised of 5 muscles: the pectineus, adductor magnus, brevity, longus, and gracilis. There is a shared connection with the obturator...

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