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

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is numbness, tingling, weakness and other problems in your hand because of pressure on the median nerve in your...

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

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...

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...

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...

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

What is plantar fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is a common condition marked by pain at the heel and/or along the arch of the foot. Pain often feels...

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...