Baker’s Cyst

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What is a Baker’s cyst? A Baker’s cyst, also known as a popliteal cyst, is a fluid filled swelling that forms on the back of the knee joint. This can cause tightness and pain when fully bending or extending your knee, or when performing physical activity.  It may feel as though...

Plantar Fasciitis

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What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is one of the most commonly diagnosed causes of foot and heel pain, and is the result of repeated irritation over time. The plantar fascia is a tough band of tissue that runs from the ball of your foot to your heel, where it helps...

Supraspinatus Tendinopathy

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What is Supraspinatus Tendinopathy? Supraspinatus Tendinopathy can cause pain in your shoulder near the location of the supraspinatus tendon. The supraspinatus is one of the many muscles in your shoulder that make up the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff holds your arm in place and is important for the full mobility...

Superior Labral Anterior Posterior Lesion

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What is Superior Labral Anterior Posterior Lesion? A superior labral anterior posterior lesion, also known as SLAP lesion, can be the cause of pain or instability at the shoulder joint. The labrum is a tough, flexible structure that acts as a shock absorber and stabilizer for your arm bone where it...

Sciatica

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What is Sciatica? Sciatica is a term used to describe pain in the low back, buttock, and along the back of the leg(s) as a result of irritation of the sciatic nerve. This irritation can cause pain, tingling, or numbness in the tissues that connect to this nerve. Some people...

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

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What is Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome? Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) refers to pain at the front of the knee related to the pulley-like complex of muscles and tendons that straighten your leg. PFPS tends to develop slowly over time, and is more commonly aggravated by squatting, kneeling, running, taking stairs, and sitting...

Medial Collateral Ligament Sprain

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What is a Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain?
The MCL is the most commonly injured ligament in the knee. It is a tough band of tissue that runs along the inside of your knee, attaching the two large bones in your leg at the inner part of your knee. The...

Inversion Ankle Sprain

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What is an Inversion Ankle Sprain?
An inversion ankle sprain, a lateral collateral ligament sprain, or anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL) sprain, can cause pain on the outside of the ankle, and negatively affect stability or balance when walking. The lateral collateral ligament of the foot is made of tough bands...

Hip Bursitis

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What is Hip Bursitis?
Hip Bursitis, also referred to as Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome, is clinically diagnosed with the presence of pain originating from the outside of your hip. A bursa is a fluid filled pad that acts as a smooth surface for your muscles to glide over your bones...

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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What is carpal tunnel syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is an entrapment syndrome of the median nerve which can cause pain, tingling, numbness, or other unusal sensations in the thumb, first three fingers, and occasionally part of the palm.The median nerve travels underneath a ligament at the base of your wrist...