Jumper’s knee

Jumper’s knee also called patellar tendinopathy, is a painful condition of the knee caused by small tears in the patellar tendon that mainly occurs in sports requiring strenuous jumping. The tears are typically caused by accumulated stress on the patellar or quadriceps tendon. As the name implies, the condition is common in athletes from jumping sports such as volleyball, track Read More …

Adult Forearm Fractures

Forearm fractures can be crippling for an adult, since most of the everyday activities, right from getting dressed up to picking grocery bags, involve forearm activity. Forearm fractures occur when either or both bones in the forearm, i.e. “radius” and “ulna”, get damaged. The damage can range from a slight crack to a complete shatter or a fracture which involves Read More …

Stress Fractures- Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Stress fractures are a form of bone injury caused by excessive use of a particular bone. These fractures occur when the usage of a bone exceeds its ability of natural repair, leading to cracks in the internal bone structure. The bones most prone to stress fractures are those of the legs, the pelvis, and the feet. This condition is commonly Read More …

Discitis: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

Discitis is a common medical condition affecting the intervertebral disc. This painful condition can cause swelling and irritation in the disc space which may further lead to infections like vertebral osteomyelitis. Although discitis is mainly found in the children but according to back pain doctors in Plano, Texas, everyone from adolescents to older adults is susceptible to this condition. Discitis Read More …

Tarsal Coalition: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Tarsal Coalition is a medical condition associated with the bones of the foot. This condition generally develops when the bones of the rear foot gets fused together causing intense pain and discomfort. Tarsal coalition is primarily considered as an inherited condition and can be easily found in children and adolescents. When not treated in time, tarsal coalition can also lead Read More …

Orthopedic Treatment For Claw Toe

The claw toe is a common deformity of the toes where the middle region of one or more toes gets an excessive upward protrusion. The claw toe may be genetic, a result of a disease, surgery, or due to something as simple as wearing tight shoes. Understanding the causes, symptoms and treatment for this condition can help you identify it Read More …

Combined Knee Ligament Injuries

The knee is the largest and most complex joint that regulates most of the body movement. It comprises of three major bones- femur, tibia and the patella. These bones are joined and held in their normal anatomical positions by the ligaments. These ligaments are categorized into two groups: Collateral Ligaments– These lay on either side of the knee joint and Read More …

Shoulder Tendonitis: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

Shoulder Tendonitis is a medical condition which involves swelling and irritation of the tendons and muscles in the shoulder joint. The tendons are strong connective tissues that support the joint, help in the movement and keep the constituent bones in place. A set of muscles called the rotator cuff form an important part of the shoulder joint that prevents the Read More …

Dupuytren’s Contracture; Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Dupuytren’s Contracture can be defined as a deformity that results in thickening of the fascia, a thin elastic tissue under the skin of the palm. The fibrous cords in this tissue develop knots, causing the fingers to bend downwards. In most cases, it is the little and ring finger that gets bent towards the palm. Dupuytren’s Contracture is a progressive Read More …

Haglund’s Deformity: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

Haglund’s Deformity, also known as Mulholland Deformity or Pump Bump, refers to the abnormal growth in the bony structure behind the heel bone. The condition eventually causes the bursae (located between this bone and Achilles tendon) to become irritated and swollen. Haglund’s Deformity can affect any person although it is more commonly observed in women. Causes Prolonged wearing of hard Read More …

Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury

The Ulnar Collateral Ligament is a band of ligaments that connects the upper arm bone (humerus) to the lower arm bone (ulna). These soft tissue structures stabilize the elbow joint and allow a person to perform overhead arm movements such as playing tennis or throwing a ball. An ulnar collateral Injury occurs due to stretching, loosening or tearing of these Read More …

Quadriceps Tendon Rupture’ Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Quadriceps tendon refers to the band of tissues that allow the four quadriceps femoris muscles (vastus medialis, vastus lateralis, rectus femoris and vastus intermedius) to converge above the patella. This tendon, in association with the quadriceps muscles, enables the extension of the knee joint. Excessive stretching and tearing of this tendon is referred to as the Quadriceps Tendon Rupture. The Read More …

Congenital Vertical Talus

Vertical Talus is a foot deformity that occurs at the time of birth. It is a rare condition that affects the talus, a small bone that is placed between the lower leg bones (fibula and tibia) and the calcaneus (heel bone) to form the ankle joint. This bone acts an important node between the foot and the leg that enables Read More …