Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is a painful condition that occurs when tendons/muscles in your elbow are overworked, usually by repetitive motions of the wrist and arm. It results in pain on the outer side of the elbow and forearm. Pain is usually aggravated by gripping and lifting...
Trigger Finger

Trigger Finger

Tendons connect bones to muscles in the body. Flexor tendons of the thumb and fingers pull the fingers into a fist. The tendons are enclosed in a synovial sheath. When this sheath becomes inflamed it is called trigger finger. Usually, tendons slide easily through the...
Arthritis

Arthritis

Arthritis is a term used for a range of conditions that involve joint damage or destruction. The most common are Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Osteoarthritis (OA) RA is inflammation of the synovial membrane of the joint (the lining of the joint capsule). It results in...
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a compression/entrapment on the median nerve, running through the wrist. It can result in a variety of problems, including pain, tingling, numbness, swelling, weakness or clumsiness of the thumb, index, middle and ring fingers. Your doctor...
Living without Lymph Nodes

Living without Lymph Nodes

Axillary (under the arm) lymph nodes are often used in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. This fact sheet helps women understand why lymph nodes are important and why sometimes it is necessary to sacrifice them. In addition, we make recommendations...