Related Conditions

Bursitis

Bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa - the small, fluid-filled sacs that surround the larger joints of the body and help the muscles and tendons move smoothly over the joints. Bursitis often happens in the shoulder, but it can also affect the elbows, hips, pelvis, knees, toes and heels.

Calluses and Corns

Calluses develop as a normal response to chronic excessive friction and pressure. They are protective pads made up of a thickened upper layer of skin.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is when the median nerve is compressed as it passes through the carpal tunnel - an opening in your wrist that is formed by the carpal bones on the bottom of the wrist and the transverse carpal ligament across the top of the wrist.

Diabetic Foot Problems

When a patient with diabetes loses sensation in the feet, sores or injuries may go unnoticed until serious ulcers develop.Diabetic neuropathy and blood vessel disease both increase the risk of foot ulcers.

Elbow Injury

Find out what to do if you have an injury to the elbow; bone, muscle, joint or ligament of the elbow; or have elbow pain - muscle pain caused by overuse (too much exercise or heavy lifting).

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...

Flatfoot

Flatfoot (pes planus) is a condition in which the longitudinal arch in the foot, which runs lengthwise along the sole of the foot, has not...

Fractures

A fracture is a partial or complete break in the bone - either open (also called compound fracture; the bone pokes through the skin and can be seen, or a deep wound exposes the bone through the skin) or closed (also called simple fracture - the bone is broken, but the skin is intact).

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 a break in the thigh bone (femur) of your hip joint. The incidence of hip fractures increases with age, doubling for each decade after age 50. The majority of hip fractures happen to people older than age 60.

Ingrown toenail

An ingrown toenail is a toenail that has grown into the skin instead of over it. This usually happens to the big toe, but it can also happen to...

Joint Dislocation

A joint dislocation happens when a strong force is applied to the joints, such as the kneecap, hip, fingers, elbow or shoulder, tearing ligaments and forcing the bones out of place. Often no bones are broken, but the nearby nerves and blood vessels can be damaged.

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...

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (also called degenerative joint disease) happens when the cartilage in a joint becomes damaged and worn, usually due to age, wear and tear, overuse of the joint, or other problems.

Osteomyelitis

Osteomyelitis is an inflammation or swelling of bone tissue, most often caused by a bacterial infection of the blood; it is sometimes called bacteremia or sepsis.

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease that causes weak, thinning bones - most often affected are the hips, spine and wrists - leaving them at greater risk of breaking.

Osteosarcoma

Osteosarcoma is a type of bone cancer that usually develops in the osteoblast cells that form bone. It happens most often in children, adolescents and young adults.

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a painful swelling of the plantar fascia - a thick, fibrous layer of tissue that covers the bones on the bottom of your foot and supports the foot bones in an arched position.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease that mainly affects the joints in the elbows, wrists, hands, knees, feet or ankles.

Rotator Cuff Tear

Symptoms of a torn rotator cuff (the group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint) include shoulder pain that gets worse when you raise your arm overhead; weakness of the shoulder muscles with overhead activity; popping and clicking when you move your shoulder; and shoulder pain that wakes you up at night when sleeping on the hurt shoulder.

Shin Splints

Shin splints refers to pain and tenderness along or just behind the large bone in the lower leg (the tibia).

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 (lateral epicondylitis) is a form of tendonitis that occurs when the forearm muscles are used again and again in a twisting motion. Pain can spread into the forearm and wrist.