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1 Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine for Upper Extremity Pain in Adolescent Athletes Anne Marie C Zeller, MSc, DOFamily Medicine Resident: Year 2Undergraduate Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Fellow- Graduated ChiefFaculty:Michael P. Rowane, DO, MS, FAAFP, FAAO
2 “I have no desire to be a cat, which walks so lightly that it never creates a disturbance.” -A. T. Still
3 ObjectivesDiscuss common causes and diagnoses in regards to adolescent shoulder and elbow painDiscuss basic tenets of examination of shoulder, elbow, and wristHigh-yield and efficient osteopathic manipulative medicine treatments for shoulder, elbow, and wristPractice , Practice, Practice!
4 Pediatric PopulationMUST consider the maturation of the physis or growth platesWeakness at the physis and decreased resistance to shear and tensile forces compared to the surrounding ligaments, tendons, and muscles, PREDISPOSE this population to injury.
5 Mechanism of Injury of Shoulder Pain Repetitive micro trauma or overuse mechanisms:Acceleration: Athletes uses optimum load to generate forceExample: racquet and pitching sportsDynamic force: arm is moving against sustained resistanceExample: swimmingStatic force: action of the shoulder muscles when then are held in a constant position with isometric contractionExample: dancer or gymnast
6 Basics on Throwing or Tennis Worst position: abducted to 90⁰, externally rotated, and extended.MOST tension on anterior articular capsule and anterior glenohumeral ligamentRotator Cuff and deltoid activeSubscapularis is compromisedAccerate forward: pectoralis and subscapularis are required to quickly internally rotate the humerusANOTHER bad biomechanical position for shoulder
7 Articular Units of Shoulder Complex Covered Today Glenohumeral JointSternoclavicular and Acromioclavicular JointsScapulothoracic JointRemember: Shoulder Pain is NOT JUST Rotator Cuff! Shoulder involves Ribs, Thoracics, Lumbars, Cervicals, Cranial bones Innominates, and Sacrum
8 Most Common Adolescent Athlete Shoulder Injuries Epidemiology, Pathology and OMM treatmentMost Common Adolescent Athlete Shoulder Injuries
9 “Doctor, shouldn’t you leave treating cervical dysfunctions to the OB/GYN physicians?” -Anonymous Lawyer
11 Epidemiology of in the Glenohumeral Joint Injuries Traumatic events makes up 86% of Glenohumeral instability in adolescent athletes 16 and older.Skeletally mature athletes with GH instability = surgery due to 80-90% recurrence rateSkeletally immature athletes = EXTREMELY careful in evaluating because of the high chance of fracture of proximal humerus.
12 Anterior Dislocation 90% of traumatic dislocation Mechanism of Injury: high energy injury of a fall on an outstretched hand while shoulder in abduction and external rotationS/S: “dead arm”- transient loss of sensation or numbness in involved extremity (axillary nerve), obvious deformity, pt hold arm internally rotated, + anterior apprehension testDiagnosis: Pt history, physical exam, x-raysTreatment: Primary- closed reduction of dislocation, Secondary- surgery due to recurrence rate with conservative treatment .8
14 Hill-Sachs Fracture and Bankart Lesion Hill-Sachs (Blue Arrow): compression fracture at the posterolateral head of the humerus due to impingement against anterior rim of glenoid fossa when the humeral head dislocates.Bankart Lesion (Red arrow): avulsion of anteroinferior glenoid labrum where the inferior glenohumeral ligament attaches
15 Posterior Dislocation < 5% of traumatic shoulder dislocationsMOI: Fall on an outstretched hand with shoulder in adduction and internal rotation or direct anterior trauma.Example: Offensive Linemen: forward flexed and internally rotation of shoulder for blockingS/S: May not have deformity, + posterior apprehension test, complain of shoulder pain and have limited external rotation with <90⁰ shoulder flexionTreatment: rotator cuff rehab is most successful after closed reduction
17 Atraumatic Instability Majority are bilateral, multidirectionalHypermobility (generalized joint laxity) of joints from sports that weaken rotator cuff from overhead motionsExamples: gymnastics and swimmingS/S: nonspecific shoulder pain, feeling of shoulder dislocation with overhead activities, hyperextension of other joints of UE, + apprehension signs, + sulcus sign, strength deficits in rotator cuff muscles and scapular stabilizers (serratus anterior, pectoralis, and latissimus dorsi)Treatment: conservative rehab with strengthening NOT stretching exercises
19 “Little League Shoulder”9 Proximal humeral epiphysiolysisMOI: repetitive strain injury to proximal humeral epiphysis from overtraining and improper biomechanics seen in over-head sports. (Example: Baseball)Ages: 11-15S/S:Pt has pain in superior lateral aspect of the shoulder with dynamic/resisted over-head activitespalpation of proximal humeral epiphysis is tenderactive ROM is full and pain freeresisted muscle testing in over-head position reproduces pain.X-ray is BEST visualization of pathology
21 Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine for Shoulder Pain/Dysfunction in Adolescent Athlete
22 Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine for Shoulder Pain in Adolescent Athlete Rule out: Fracture and Dislocations with history, physical exam and X-rays or MRICautions: chronic dislocations, joint hypermobility, recent shoulder surgeryContraindications: Septic joint, acute dislocation, fracture, cancer
24 BLT Humerus/Rotator Cuff- Seated Dr. grasps humeral shaft with both hands and fingers interlock on medial side (avoiding NV bundle)Dr. pushes with both hypothenar eminences against humeral shaft. Cause humeral head to become abducted as the humerus is adducted by pt.Pt places his ipsilateral hand on the opposite side of his chest (causing internal rotation and adduction)Pt moves elbow forward and backward (internal and external rotation)Dr. determines which direction enhances balanced tension.Pt is instructed to maintain arm in the position.Dr. fine tunes the tensions at the GH joint to achieve balanced tension.
25 Direct Myofascial Release Technique-Anterior Cervical Fascia
26 Direct Myofascial Release Technique-Anterior Cervical Fascia Pt is seated and facing Dr. Dr. places thumbs along superior portion of the clavicles, just distal to the SCM insertionPt. drapes arms over Dr.’s and flexes head and neck. Allows fingers to sink into the supraclavicular spacePt breathes deeply. During inhalation, the Dr. resists the superior movement of the supraclavicular fasciaeDuring exhalation, the pt. exaggerates flexed posture of head and neck as the Dr. follows tissues as they descend into the thoracic inlet
27 Anatomic Mechanism of OMM Clavicle treatment According to Sutherland model, the claviopectoral fascia has a similar role to the interosseous membranes of the forearm and lower leg in that it guides and limits movement of the bone.
28 What is the Scapulothoraic Joint? Serratus anterior, rhomboid and teres major are viewed as the functional ligaments of the joint.BLT treatment presented addresses Serratus anterior, subscapularis, rhomboid, latissimus dorsi, teres major and lower trapezius muscles.
30 BLT Scapulothoracic Joint Seated Pt seated. Dr. uses thumb as a fulcrum beneath the scapula in the axilla.Palmar surface of thumb is placed on the lateral surface of the 2nd and 3rd rib with the tip facing posteriorly. Anterior to the latissimus dorsiDr. gently slides her thumb posteriorly along the surface of the rib until it rests between the scapula and rib.Dorsal surface of thumb on subscapularis. Plantar surface of thumb contacts the serratus anterior.Dr. places other hand over the posterior aspect of the scapula. Base of hand at Apex and finger grasp the spine of the scapulaDr.’s posterior hand protract, retract, adduct, abduct, elevate and depress the scapula to achieve balanced tension in all tissues attached
31 Topics not addressed but are influential in shoulder pain/dysfunction treatment OMM Treatment of Ribs, Cranial bones, Cervical Vertebrae, Thoracic Vertebrae, Lumbar Vertebrae, Innominates, Sacrum with S/CS, ME, Indirect Myofascial, Still, or FPR.Extensive information on Throwing and other sport mechanisms in the shoulder and its contributions to shoulder injury and pain
32 Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine for Elbow Pain/Dysfunction in Adolescent Athlete
34 Most common Mechanism of Injury in Lateral Elbow Pain Precipitated by activities that require repetitive wrist extension, radial deviation and forearm supinationExamples: Hammering, painting, tennis backhand
35 Common PresentationPatient typically reports an insidious onset but will often relate a history of overuse without trauma.Pain with gripping objects (“coffee cup sign) and shaking hands (“politician’s sign”)Numbness or tingling: Suggest radicular symptoms
36 Physical Exam Musculoskeletal and Neurologic Exam 1st! Tenderness with palpation at origin of Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis (ECRB)Tenderness with resisted supinationResisted Wrist Extension TestEnhanced by:Straightening elbowMaking a fistPronating the forearmRadially deviating wrist
37 Physical Exam Middle Finger Test Resist the extension of the proximal interphalangeal joint of 3rd digitStresses the extensor digitorum and ECRBPositive if pain is over the lateral epicondyle.
40 Mechanism of Injury Medial Elbow Pain Forceful and/or continuous flexion and pronation at the wristActivities requiring a large amount of stabilization applied by the wristCommon Activities Examples:Racquet sportsSwimmingSwinging a Golf ClubThrowingComputer KeyboardPlaying PianoCertain occupationsExamplesCarpentersPlumbersMeat cutter
41 Common Presentation in Medial Elbow Pain Pain and tenderness along medial elbow extending into forearmDifficulty gripping without painDecreased wrist strengthTightness/stiffness when stretching elbow and wrist5 min sports med consult
42 Physical Exam: Medial Elbow Pain Testing for Valgus Stability in Extension:MCLAnterior CapsuleBony articulationsFig presentation AOA Madison
43 Differential Diagnosis of Medial Arm Pain FractureOsteochondritis dissecansOsteoarthrosisMCL injuryLittle League elbow- increased valgus angle in adolescent throwing athletesFlexor-Pronator StrainUlnar neuropathy (neuritis, entrapment)Pediatric- avulsion fractureWalz (2010)
45 MRI of Medial Epicondylitis Common flexor tendon signal intensity-severe medial epi with partial tear
46 Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine for Elbow Pain
47 Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Considerations in Elbow Pain Diagnose and treat Somatic Dysfunctions in: Cervical spine, Thoracic spine, Ribs , Scapula, and ClavicleTo reduce and/or correct somato-somatic reflexes and some of the myofascial pain referralsTo improve the venous and lymphatic drainage
49 Diagnosing Somatic Dysfunction of the Elbow Patient seated with elbows flexed at 900 and forearms at 00 of pronation and supination (thumbs up).Then check for supination or pronation restrictions.The radial head moves posteriorly with pronation and anteriorly with supination.Therefore a pronated forearm (with restricted supination) will have a posterior radial head somatic dysfunction.Supinated forearm (with restricted pronation) will have an anterior radial head somatic dysfunction.
50 Diagnosing Somatic Dysfunction of the Elbow Example: Pt is restricted in PRONATION, Freedom of Motion is in Supination Diagnosis: Anterior Radial Head
51 Range of Motion Correction of the Radial Head Step 1Step 2Step 4Step 3*Sit next to patient as depicted to make this work* Start in full Pronation and end in full Supination
52 STILL MOBILIZATION OF THE DISTAL RADIOULNAR JOINT Step 1Step 2Mobilization of distal radioulnar jointisometric; to 4th barrier in pronation, repeat in supinationTreat restrictions of pronation/supination (proximal or distal)Free-up the interosseous membrane*Improve venous and lymphatic return(carpal tunnel syndrome)*Piano key sign
53 Articulatory- Wobble Technique Patient is supineRight arm abducted 45 degreesHand positioned midway between supination and pronation (thumb up towards ceiling).Both hands are placed around the elbow and motion is medial and lateral to produce the articulation of the radial head with the ulna or humerus or articulation of the humeroulnar joint.**Examine for Valgus/Varus instability before performing technique
54 Carpal SeparationFingers should be applying lateral traction to the thenar & hypothenar eminences and the thumbs should be applying pressure to gently separate the ulna and radius from the carpal bonesWrist Flexion, Extension, Radial and Ulnar Deviation
55 STRAIN/COUNTERSTRAIN FOR THE ELBOW Anterior Tender Points
56 Radial Head Tender Point Elbow is flexed fully.Forearm is pronated and arm is internally rotated - so back of hand approximates chest.Forces are pronation of the forearm and internal rotation of the humerus until a position of comfort is found.Hold this position for 90 seconds and then slowly return to neutral.Retest for tenderness.Coronoid TP- Same position but external rotation of the humerusCoronoid Process of the Ulna- external rotation of the humerus
57 Conclusion ALWAYS perform a musculoskeletal and neurologic exam FIRST OMT learned today for shoulder and elbowGlenohumeral JointSternoclavicular and Acromioclavicular jointScapulothoraic jointRadial HeadHumero-Radial JointHumero-Ulnar JointDistal Radio-Ulnar JointCarpal Joints
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62 Spencer Sequence Step 1: Extension Isometric Contraction the patient is trying to flex shoulder is used to lengthen the Pectoralis Major, Pectoralis Minor and anterior deltoid
63 Spencer Sequence Step 2: Flexion Isometric contraction of Patient extending shoulder engages latissimus dorsi, teres major and minor, posterior deltoid
64 Spencer Sequence Step 3: Circumduction without traction
65 Spencer Sequence Step 4: Circumduction with Traction
66 Spencer Sequence Step 5: Abduction Isometric Contraction of patient adduction engages Pectoralis Minor, Teres Minor, and Infraspinatus
67 Spencer Sequence Step 6: Adduction Isometric contraction of patient pushing elbow superior engages subscapularis and teres major
68 Spencer Sequence Step 7: Internal Rotation Isometric contraction pt. pushes elbow posterior (external rotation) engages the supraspinatus and infraspinatus muscles
69 Spencer Sequence Step 8: Abduction with Resisted Traction
70 Referral Pattern Considerations with Myofascial Pain in the Elbow Structures referring to the lateral elbowScalenesSupraspinatusTeres MinorDeltoidTricepsSubclaviusPictures of Trigger Points, Referral Patterns, and Stretches in Appendix of Powerpoint SlidesTravell and SimonsLateral and Medial Epicondylitis- Anne Marie C. Zeller
71 Referral Pattern Considerations With Myofascial Pain in the Elbow Structures referring to the medial elbowLatissimus DorsiSubscapularisTricepsSternalisSerratus Posterior SuperiorPictures of Trigger Points, Referral Patterns, and Stretches in Appendix of Powerpoint SlidesTravel and SimonsLateral and Medial Epicondylitis- Anne Marie C. Zeller
72 Treatment of Myofascial Pain Identify the trigger points:Taut bandTender to palpationRecognition of PainReferral of pain (“triggers pain somewhere else”)Treat by stretchingMay use spray and stretchTreat by needlingDry needle or infiltrate trigger point with lidocaineLateral and Medial Epicondylitis- Anne Marie C. Zeller
73 Myofascial Triggerpoints for Lateral Elbow Pain