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Achilles tendon injuries

The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. It lets you rise up on your toes and push off when you walk or run. What are...

ACL injury

An anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, injury is a tear in one of the knee ligaments that joins the upper leg bone with the lower leg bone. The ACL...

Brachial plexus injury

Shoulder injuries can affect the brachial plexus nerves, which are located along the inside of the upper arm from the armpit to the elbow....

Bunions

A bunion is a bony bump on the joint at the base of the big toe. As the bump gets bigger, it causes the big toe to turn in toward the second toe....

Bursitis

Bursitis is a painful swelling of a small sac of fluid called a bursa. Bursae (plural of bursa) cushion and lubricate areas where tendons,...

Clavicle fracture

A broken collarbone is usually caused by falling on an outstretched arm or by direct contact to the collarbone or to the shoulder. This often...

De Quervain's disease

De Quervain's disease is swelling and inflammation of the tendons and the tendon sheath on the thumb side of the wrist.

Diabetic foot problems

When you have diabetes your feet need extra care and attention. Diabetes damages the nerve endings and blood vessels in your feet, making you less...

Dupuytren's disease

The disease causes tissue under the skin of the palm of your hand to thicken and shorten. This can pull and bend the fingers in toward the palm....

Elbow injury

Everyone has had a minor elbow injury. You may have bumped your "funny bone" at the back of your elbow, causing shooting numbness and pain. The...

Finger, hand and wrist injuries

At one time or another, everyone has had a minor injury to a finger, hand or wrist that caused pain or swelling. Most of the time our body...

Fractures

A fracture is a break in a bone. Fractures can range from a hairline crack in the bone to the bone being broken into two or more pieces that...

Frozen shoulder

Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) is stiffness, pain and limited range of movement in your shoulder  that may follow an injury. The tissues...

Hammer, claw and mallet toes

Hammer, claw and mallet toes are deformities. The muscles that control toe movement go out of balance, causing the toe to bend into an odd...

Hip fracture

A hip fracture is more than a broken bone. If you are older, breaking your hip can mean a major change in your life. You will likely need surgery,...

Joint dislocation

A dislocation occurs when a bone is pulled or pushed out of place (out of its normal relationship to the other bones that make up a joint). This...

Knee injuries

Most people have had a minor knee problem at one time or another. Most of the time our body movements do not cause problems, but it's not...

Meniscal tear

A meniscus tear is a common injury that damages the rubbery cushion of the knee joint. This tissue is made of two disks, which are called the...

Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis occurs when the long, flat ligament on the bottom of the foot (plantar fascia) stretches irregularly and develops small tears...

Rotator cuff tear

A torn rotator cuff tendon is damage to one or more of the four tendons that cover the shoulder joint. These tendons connect the rotator cuff...

Runner's knee

Patellofemoral pain syndrome is pain in the front of the knee. It may be caused by overuse, injury, excess weight, an improperly aligned kneecap,...

Shoulder fracture

A fractured shoulder may involve a broken collarbone (clavicle), shoulder blade (scapula), upper arm (humerus), or the shoulder cup (glenoid). This...

Shoulder injuries

Minor shoulder problems, such as sore muscles and aches and pains, are common. Shoulder problems develop from everyday wear and tear, overuse, or...

Sprain/strain: ankle

Most people have twisted an ankle at some point in their life. If your ankle gets swollen and painful after you twist it, it may be sprained. This...

Stress fracture

A stress fracture is a hairline crack in a bone. In some cases, the crack may be so small that it is not visible on an X-ray. Stress...

Tendinitis

Tendinopathy describes two conditions that are likely to occur together: tendon inflammation, known as tendinitis, and tiny tears in the connective...

Tennis elbow

Tennis elbow is a condition in which tendon damage causes pain or soreness around the outside part of the elbow known as the lateral epicondyle....

Toe, foot and ankle injuries

At one time or another, everyone has had a minor toe, foot, or ankle injury that caused pain or swelling. Most of the time our body movements do...

Trigger finger

Trigger finger and trigger thumb are conditions in which a person finds it difficult to bend or straighten the finger or thumb. It can feel as if...