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The Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine Vol 28 No 1

Managing RA in 2011: An update

January 10, 2011

With the advent of expensive laboratory tests and sophisticated imaging, the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) remains clinical. Because early detection is important for preventing clinical and radiographic progression, revision of the diagnostic criteria was needed and has been implemented.

Foot Pain After Parkour in a 31-Year-Old Man

January 08, 2011

A 31-year-old Asian man presented for evaluation of left foot pain that began on the day before his clinic visit while he was practicing parkour (the physical discipline of training to overcome obstacles within one’s path by using only the human body and objects in the environment). He had no significant medical history. The patient recalled leaping from a platform toward a horizontal bar attached to a wall a few feet away. During the lift-off phase of the jump, he experienced a snapping sensation in his left foot, with subsequent pain in the arch and heel. Immediately after this event, he was unable to ambulate.