The AC (acromioclavicular) joint is the joint where the collar bone meets the shoulder blade. It develops when the cartilage in the joint begins to wear out. Arthritis in the AC joint can prevent a person from completing ordinary tasks, particularly involving overhead activity.
An arthroscopy is a limited incision procedure that allows for the minimally invasive repair of many orthopedic conditions.
A dislocated shoulder is an injury in which the upper arm bone pops out of the cup-shaped socket that’s part of the shoulder. This can happen when a person falls on their arm and their body weight pushes it over to one side. It can also happen when someone falls on their hand and tries to catch themselves with their other hand, or when they are trying to break a fall with one arm.
Shoulder impingement is a condition in which the tendons and bursa of the rotator cuff become compressed between the head of the humerus and the acromion process (a bony projection on either side of the scapula).
The shoulder labrum is a ring of cartilage that surrounds the shoulder joint. The labrum helps to keep the ball of the upper arm bone (the humerus) in place. A labral tear can happen when there is a sudden trauma to the shoulder or when it is overused and starts to wear down.
Nighttime shoulder pain can be some of the most disruptive pain to a person’s life and can be caused by rotator cuff tears or shoulder impingement, along with a number of other conditions.
The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that come together to attach the humerus to the shoulder blade. A torn rotator cuff tear is a common cause of shoulder pain in adults that may weaken your shoulder and cause many daily activities to become difficult and painful to accomplish.
A charcot foot is a foot with bone and joint damage that has led to a weakening of the bones, joints, and soft tissues in the foot. This rare condition affects persons with peripheral neuropathy.
Ingrown toenails are a common condition where the corners of the nail dig painfully into the toe leading to swelling, pain, inflammation or redness, and infection. These should be treated quickly to prevent further infection.
Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain that is caused by too much stress on the foot from activity and/or improperly fitting shoes.