Nerve compression is a common cause of pain and discomfort. In some cases, compression of several sections of the same nerve is observed at once, which can be located at different levels of its length – double or multiple compression syndrome, which is also called double crash syndrome or multilevel neuropathy.
For example, with a double crash syndrome, a person may manifest symptoms characteristic of both the upper chest aperture syndrome and carpal tunnel syndrome. Double crash can also affect the lower limbs. So, for example, compression of the sciatic nerve by the piriformis muscle may be accompanied by compression of the same nerve in the region of the posterior thigh and in the tarsal (tarsal) canal of the ankle.
In this case, it is very important to be able to recognize the presence of multilevel nerve damage, because this Continue reading
The rectus femoris muscle divides the front of the thigh in two and is located between the tailor muscle and the tensor of the broad fascia of the thigh. The rectus femoris muscle is the longest of all four heads of the quadriceps femoris — it is the only one that crosses the hip joint and is located most superficially. The rectus femoris muscle is bifurcated – its fibers go obliquely to the tendon located in the middle, attaching to it from two sides. Due to this structure, more muscle fibers are located on each section of this muscle compared to muscles that have a parallel arrangement of fibers, which provides it with great potential physical strength. It is the two-pinned arrangement of the fibers that makes this muscle the primary engine for flexion of the thigh and extension of the leg at the knee.
The rectus femoris muscle pulls the thigh bone forward in the hip joint when a person throws the shin forward in the limb transfer phase when walking. At the end of this movement, the heel of the forward foot takes the position Continue reading
The most common cause of sciatic nerve neuralgia (sciatica, lumbosacral radiculitis) – one of the longest nerves of the human body that runs from the sacral plexus to the foot itself – is pinched. As you can imagine, at the same time, a person feels severe acute pains that occur suddenly, tingling, tissue numbness, loss of sensitivity and other neurological symptoms often develop. Due to severe pain, some people with such a problem can hardly walk or stand.
According to statistics, 40% of people at some point in their lives have experienced sciatic nerve neuralgia. Sometimes exacerbations of the lumbosacral radiculitis haunt a person all his life. Moreover, neuralgia of this kind can cause anxiety – a person is always waiting for the disease to worsen. Continue reading