Carpal tunnel syndrome: the pain at the end of the tunnelRead more
In the wrist, the median nerve and flexor tendons cross a narrow “tunnel” called the carpal tunnel. When carpal tunnel syndrome occurs, the canal starts to shrink, which in turn compresses the nerve and results in inflammation. This causes hand…
Plantar fasciitis: rock in your shoeRead more
Plantar fasciitis is an injury to the plantar fascia, a fibrous, somewhat inflexible ligament supporting the sole of your foot. Repetitive movements that stretch the plantar fascia can cause small tears that lead to swelling and pain.
Epicondylitis: the outer elbow injuryRead more
The painful condition known as Epicondylitis, in fact, a tendonitis of the elbow, is commonly referred to as “Tennis elbow”. It is characterized by pain and point tenderness in the region of the epicondyle – a small protrusion in the…