Conditions list medically reviewed by George Krucik, MD, MBA
Since a dislocation means your bone is no longer where it should be, you should treat it as an emergency and seek medical attention as soon as possible.
A fracture is a broken bone. Learn about the risk factors, symptoms, and treatments for different types of fracture.
Joints are the structures that connect two or more bones in your body. They're found in your feet, ankles, knees, hips, arms, and many other parts of your body. Joints…
Osteoarthritis (OA) occurs when cartilage that cushions bones at the joints wears away. Learn about symptoms and treatment options for OA.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease. It causes joint problems. In autoimmune diseases, the immune system mistakes the body's own cells for invaders.
A stroke is a medical emergency that requires immediate medical care. Learn about the signs of a stroke and what to do.
Apnea is the medical term used to describe slowed or stopped breathing. Apnea can affect people of all ages, and the cause depends on the type of apnea you have. Apnea…
The rotator cuff is a common spot for injuries. The most common are tears, strains, tendinitis, and bursitis.
Rotator cuff tendinitis affects the tendons and muscles that help move the shoulder joint.
More than 8 million Americans experience gout, a condition that causes painful inflammation in the joints. Learn more about gout.
Muscular dystrophy is a group of inherited diseases that damage and weaken your muscles over time. This damage and weakness is due to the lack of a protein.
Axillary nerve dysfunction (AND) is a loss of movement or sensation in the shoulder area.
Tennis elbow often occurs when a specific muscle in the forearm, the extensor carpi radialis brevis (ECRB) muscle, is damaged. The ECRB helps raise the wrist.
Osteoporosis is a bone disease that causes a loss of bone density, which increases your risk of fractures. Learn about its causes, symptoms, and treatments.
Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is the most common type of arthritis in children. Learn about juvenile rheumatoid arthritis symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
A popliteal cyst, also known as a Baker's cyst, is a fluid-filled swelling that causes a lump at the back of the knee.
Ankylosing spondylitis is a form of arthritis that primarily affects your spine. It causes severe inflammation of the vertebrae that might eventually lead to chronic…
Wry neck (torticollis) is a tilted and twisted neck that can be congenital or result from muscle injury, swollen lymph nodes, ear infection, or other causes.
Legg-Calve-Perthes disease is when the top of the femur, called the ball, doesn't receive enough blood.
A broken hip is a serious condition at any age, and it almost always requires surgery. Complications associated with a broken hip can be life-threatening. Learn more.
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