Are Shin Splints Caused by Trigger Points?

Many people ask whether shin splints are caused by trigger points. This may be because the leading book on trigger point self-treatment implies that shin splints are associated with trigger points. They are not, however, according to the leading authorities, Travell and Simmons. Before I explain about shin splints and trigger points, let’s discuss what … Read more

Bruxism: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

By Noshir R. Mehta 1Noshir R. Mehta. Bruxism: Tooth Grinding and Clenching [Internet]. Version 16. Knol. 2008 Jul 23. Available from: (Original no longer available, published under here under a Creative Commons License Professor and Chairman of General Dentistry and Director of the Craniofacial Pain Center Tufts Dental School, Boston MA What is Bruxism? … Read more

What is Crepitus?

Crepitus, which is sometimes called crepitation, is when repeated crackling sensations or sounds come from a joint or tissue that can be associated with a fracture, swelling, or inflammation. These are palpable, and sometimes audible, crunching, grinding, creaking, grating or other rough sensations or sounds produced by joint movements, which can often be felt by a … Read more

Snapping Scapula Syndrome Exercises and Massage

Scapulothoracic Creptius, aka Snapping Scapula Snapping Scapula syndrome is a snapping, grinding, or popping sensation or sound with scapulothoracic movement. Although pain with shoulder movement is usually present, some may have no pain. It is also sometimes referred to as scapulothoracic bursitis, scapulothoracic crepitus, superior scapula syndrome, scapulocostal syndrome, retroscapular creaking, washboard syndrome, rolling scapula, … Read more

Painful Bump on Inside of Foot: The Accessory Navicular Bone

Some people, possibly beginning in early adolescents, but perhaps later, can develop a painful bump on the side of their foot near the arch. The pain may be worse after athletic activity or just normal walking, and walking itself may become painful. This pain may become constant, but it will tend to improve with continued … Read more