SSMI Case: Intersection Syndrome

SSMI Case: Intersection Syndrome

65-year-old male presents with six months of progressively worsening dorsal radial wrist pain. Pain is described as a sharp, shooting pain with certain movements. Exacerbating factors include radial deviation and wrist flexion. Of note, patient is a fly fisher and...
SSMI Case: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy​

SSMI Case: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy​

An All-American college basketball star and a two-time Most Valuable Player played for the Loyola Marymount Lions. Although he was at the peak of physical fitness, on March 4, 1990, he collapsed on the court during a semifinal game and was pronounced dead at a nearby...
SSMI Clinical Case: Runner with GI complaints

SSMI Clinical Case: Runner with GI complaints

A 38 year old runner who has completed many marathons is seeking help for GI related complaints while running. The patient states that she starts her day with oatmeal and coffee prior to her daily 3-4 mile run. An hour into her run, she says feels an urgency to...
The Role of Muscle Fiber Types in Athletic Ability

The Role of Muscle Fiber Types in Athletic Ability

Athleticism is a complex trait that is influenced by both genetic and environmental factors. The strength of muscles used for movement and the type of fibers that make up muscles play a significant role in our athletic ability. Skeletal muscles are composed of...
Shingles

Shingles

A middle-aged man comes in to see the doctor because of back pain that’s developed over the past few days. He did not hurt his back, has no muscle soreness or kidney issues, and is not having trouble breathing. After pulling up his shirt, there is a red rash with...