The hip joint is composed of a rounded ball of bone at the end of the thighbone, or femur, which moves inside a cup-like socket that is part of the pelvis. Cartilage lines the socket and covers the ball.
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What are the components of the hip joint?
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How can conditioning behavioral therapy relieve fibromyalgia pain?
Dawn Marcus, Neurology, answeredWhen we have fibromyalgia pain, we often talk about it and moan, grimace, or move our bodies differently. When other people see and hear us, they respond to our pain behaviors. Sometimes, these responses can encourage you to do things that won't really help your symptoms. For example, some people may talk about how bad their own pain is, or encourage you to take extra pain pills, go to bed, or call the doctor. People may also add to your negative thinking by saying such things as, "Your fibromyalgia always interferes with our fun," or, "Every time we try to do something, fibromyalgia gets in the way." Conditioning behavioral therapy trains you to avoid displaying as many pain behaviors. For example:
- Pay attention to how much you talk about your pain with others and try to shift conversations to more positive topics.
- Watch how you move and walk when your symptoms are bothering you, and try to move more normally.
- Catch yourself when you hear yourself moaning or groaning as you move.
- Tell your family and friends, "Let's not talk about my pain. What's new with you?"
- Let them know that you need encouragement to be active, and request that they suggest activities that keep you moving.
- Remind family and friends that you want to keep up with your chores, so that they'd don't jump in and finish them for you.
- Ask them to suggest fun activities to help distract you from your symptoms.
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Why is there a bump on the inside of the elbow?
The bump on the inside of your elbow, which is called the medial epicondyle, is the anchor point for the muscles that flex your wrist. You use it when you make a fist or when you turn your wrist down, which is called pronation.
(This answer provided for NATA by the Southern Utah University Athletic Training Education Program.)
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