Skier’s Thumb

 A sprained thumb is a common injury among athletes. This injury happens when an ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) — tough and flexible tissue that connect bones in the thumb — gets stretched too far or tears. A thumb UCL injury can be very painful and make the thumb feel unstable. The injury can limit movements, […]

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Knee Replacement

Knee replacement surgery (arthroplasty) is a common operation that involves replacing a damaged, worn or diseased knee with an artificial joint. Adults of any age can be considered for a knee replacement, although most are carried out on people between the ages of 60 and 80. A smaller operation called a partial knee replacement tends

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Hip Flexor Strain

Hip flexor strain can occur when the hip flexor muscles are pulled, strained, torn or injured. Symptoms Pain in the front of the hip is the most common symptom associated with a hip flexor injury. The pain can range from mild to intense, depending on the severity of the strain. Other common symptoms include: •

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Morton Neuroma

Morton’s neuroma or Morton’s syndrome is a compressed nerve in your forefoot, causing pain between the third and fourth toes. Symptoms • Sharp pain in the ball of the foot • Feeling as if you’re standing on a pebble or a marble • Numbness and tingling in the affected toes •Weight-bearing, especially pushing up on

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Tarsal Tunnel

Tarsal tunnel syndrome is a compression, or squeezing, on the posterior tibial nerve that produces symptoms anywhere along the path of the nerve running from the inside of the ankle into the foot. Tarsal tunnel syndrome is similar to carpal tunnel syndrome, which occurs in the wrist. Symptoms The inside of the ankle may be

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Ankle Fracture

An ankle fracture means that one or more of the bones in your ankle are broken. Ankle fractures are common injuries, especially for athletes. They usually happen when too much stress gets placed on the ankle Symptoms Tenderness to touch Swelling and bruising around the ankle Pain increases with activity and eases with rest Inability

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Ankle Impingement

Ankle impingement syndrome is an umbrella term to describe soft tissue getting pinched, caught or impinged upon by bone. The bone compressing on the soft tissue causes pain, reduced mobility, and range of motion. Causes There are several causes of anterior ankle impingement. A common cause is chronic, repetitive strain on the ankle due to

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Baker’s Cyst

A Baker’s cyst, also referred to as a popliteal cyst or “bulge-knee,” is a fluid-filled sac located in the back of the knee. The knee joint is filled with a special type of fluid (called synovial fluid) that helps cushion the spaces between the bones, ligaments, and muscles in order to prevent wear and tear

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