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Flexor Hallucis Longus Dysfunction

Soft-tissue foot pain is widespread, especially in active populations. Problems such as plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, or tarsal tunnel syndrome are commonly reported causes of chronic pain and disability. However, another muscle in the foot should be considered when investigating medial ankle or plantar surface foot pain. Disorders of the flexor hallucis longus (FHL) are […]

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Hazards of Thumb Overuse

Updated 01/03/2024 Introduction Modern society requires a great deal of repetitive thumb use, especially from texting on mobile devices. A recent study investigated the frequency of text messaging among university students and found that close to half of these students were sending an average of 50 text messages per day. Many of them were experiencing […]

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The Mechanical Function of Retinacula

Updated 03/29/24 Retinacula are essential components of the musculoskeletal system, particularly in the distal extremities, where they facilitate efficient and smooth movement. These fibrous bands or thickenings of the deep fascia hold tendons in place near joints, acting as pulleys to maintain the mechanical efficiency of the musculotendinous units. This discussion will delve into the […]

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