Entries by nmortho

Adult Acquired Flatfoot

A variety of foot problems can lead to adult acquired flatfoot deformity (AAFD), a condition that results in a fallen arch with the foot pointed outward. This article provides a brief overview of the problems that can result in AAFD. 

Biceps Tendon Tear at the Shoulder

Your biceps tendons attach the biceps muscle to bones in your shoulder and in your elbow. If you tear your biceps tendon at the shoulder, you may lose some strength in your arm and have pain when you forcefully turn your arm from palm down to palm up.

Kyphosis (Roundback) of the Spine

Kyphosis is a spinal disorder in which an excessive outward curve of the spine results in an abnormal rounding of the upper back. The condition is sometimes known as roundback or—in the case of a severe curve—as hunchback. Kyphosis can occur at any age, but is common during adolescence.