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.

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.

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).

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

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.

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.