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Achilles tendon and tendonitis

What is Achilles tendonitis? The Achilles tendon is a long tendon in the back of the leg that connects the calf muscle to the heel. Achilles...

ACL and ACL injury

What is ACL injury? The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a band of tough, fibrous tissue that connects the thigh bone (femur) to the shin bone...

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....

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.

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.

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...

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).

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).

Frozen shoulder

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

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...

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...

Shin splints

Shin splints are a condition that causes pain and sometimes swelling in the front part of the lower leg (shin). The pain is most likely from...

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...

Sprains

Sprains are injuries to the tough ropelike fibers (ligaments) that connect bone to bone. If you have a severe sprain, your symptoms may not be much...

Strains

Most muscle strains (pulled muscles) are caused by overstretching muscles. Strains may be minor or severe, such as a torn muscle or tendon.

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...

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.

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...

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.

Anterior knee pain

What is anterior knee pain? Anterior knee pain (also called patellofemoral syndrome or runner’s knee) occurs on the front of the knee or...