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  • AC Arthritis

    AC Arthritis Osteoarthritis of the AC joint in the shoulder is common in middle-aged or older adults. This video explains how this condition develops and what to do to minimize its effects. Open Video...

  • ACL Injuries

    ACL Injuries The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of the knee can be injured during sporting activities, particularly when an athlete pivots suddenly. The ACL is one of four knee ligaments that stabil...

  • All About Arthritis

    All About Arthritis Arthritis refers to a group of disorders that involve the body’s joints and have similar symptoms, including pain, stiffness, and swelling. This video discusses the different types...

  • Ankle Arthritis and Replacement

    Ankle Arthritis and Replacement The most common form of arthritis affecting the ankle is osteoarthritis. It can be caused by injury or by long-term wear and tear. This video looks at this condition an...

  • Ankle Sprain

    Ankle Sprain An ankle sprain is one of the most common sports injuries. Explore the possible causes, recommended treatment, and what you can do to prevent a sprain.  ...

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis

    Ankylosing Spondylitis Ankylosing spondylitis is a form of arthritis that primarily affects the ligaments and joints of the spine, especially the lower back. As the disease progresses, it can cause a ...

  • Back Health: Lifting

    Back Health: Lifting To protect your back when lifting an object, keep your spine in proper alignment. Discover other ways you can avoid back injuries.  ...

  • Bone Fractures and Sprains

    Bone Fractures and Sprains Broken or cracked bones are called “fractures” and sprains are tears or stretching injuries to ligaments. Both types of injuries can be painful and are often treated in the ...

  • Bursitis

    Bursitis Bursitis is an inflammation of a closed sac of fluid located near the joints called a bursa. When the bursa becomes inflamed, it causes joint pain and swelling. Learn about the causes and tre...

  • Burst Fracture

    Burst Fracture A burst fracture is a traumatic fracture of the bones of the spine often caused by a fall when you land on your feet. The fractured bones spread out and may damage the sp...

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition that causes numbness and aching in the hands and arms. CTS becomes worse with excessive use of the wrist, common in certain sports or...

  • Cervical Arthritis

    Cervical Arthritis Cervical arthritis is a condition that occurs when the cartilage and vertebrae in the neck wear abnormally. Discover how the condition develops and what treatments are available.&nb...

  • Cervical Disk Rupture

    Cervical Disk Rupture The vertebrae in your spine are cushioned by soft disks. When one of the disks in your neck (which is the cervical area of your spine) ruptures, the result can be neck pain. Watc...

  • CMC Arthritis

    CMC Arthritis Arthritis in the small joint at the base of the thumb—the CMC joint—is a condition that can affect both strength and function of the hand. The condition is most common in women older tha...

  • Costochondritis

    Costochondritis Costochondritis is chest pain and tenderness in the breastbone region of the chest. In this video, discover the different types of this condition and the treatments available. ...

  • Crutch Training

    Crutch Training If you have an injury or temporary disability that requires crutches, it's important to have them fitted by a health care professional. You will also need training and practice in usin...

  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

    Cubital Tunnel Syndrome This condition occurs when pressure is put on the ulnar nerve at the elbow. The ulnar nerve, one of the three major nerves in the arm, passes through the cubital tunnel inside ...

  • De Quervain's Disease

    De Quervain's Disease This condition is an inflammatory process involving the sheaths surrounding the tendons of certain muscles of the hand, specifically those responsible for extending the thumb at ...

  • Dupuytren's Disease

    Dupuytren's Disease In 1831, a French surgeon named Baron Dupuytren described a condition that produced nodules on the palm or palm side of the fingers. Since that time the disorder has been know...

  • Elbow Arthritis and Replacement

    Elbow Arthritis and Replacement When the cartilage in the elbow wears or is damaged, osteoarthritis can develop. This can be caused by injury or by advancing age. This video discusses osteoarthri...

  • Frozen Shoulder

    Frozen Shoulder Frozen shoulder is a painful condition that usually results in decreased range of motion of the shoulder joint.  Learn information on how frozen shoulder occurs, who is at ri...

  • Ganglion Cyst

    Ganglion Cyst A ganglion cyst is a bump or mass that forms under the skin. Most often they appear on the back of the wrist or on the fingers. Learn about the recommended treatment for a gang...

  • Hip Arthritis and Replacement

    Hip Arthritis and Replacement When the hip joint is injured or develops arthritis, hip replacement surgery may be recommended. Take a closer look at hip arthritis and what to expect during hip replace...

  • Hip Fracture

    Hip Fracture A hip fracture occurs when the hip bone cracks or breaks. Hear about how a hip fracture is treated and what steps you can take to prevent it.  ...

  • Hip Pain

    Hip Pain Hip pain can be caused by an injury, a fracture, a tumor, or a disease such as osteoarthritis that affects the hip joint. Discover other possible causes of hip pain and what you can do to cop...

  • Hip Revision

    Hip Revision Artificial hip joints have become quite common in recent years. Over time, however, some hip implants may loosen or otherwise need to be repaired. This video reviews hip revision sur...

  • Impingement Syndrome

    Impingement Syndrome If the bones and tissue in your upper arm are improperly aligned, you have impingement syndrome. This condition is often a precondition for many common shoulder ailments, includin...

  • Knee Arthritis and Fixed Knee Replacement

    Knee Arthritis and Fixed Knee Replacement Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis that affects the knee. Learn about a treatment option called a fixed knee replacement.  ...

  • Knee Arthritis and Mobile Knee Replacement

    Knee Arthritis and Mobile Knee Replacement Arthritis comes in many forms, several of which can affect the knee. When the cartilage in the knee wears out or is damaged by arthritis, your doctor may rec...

  • Low Back Pain

    Low Back Pain Acute low back pain usually results from an injury or an accident, and lasts less than a week. Chronic low back pain may last for more than three months. This video looks at how to manag...

  • Low Back Sprain

    Low Back Sprain A low back or lumbar sprain is one of the most common causes of pain in the lower back. It occurs when the back muscles in that area are stretched abnormally or torn. Learn about&...

  • Lumbar Disk Disease

    Lumbar Disk Disease Your lumbar spine, or lower back, is made of five vertebrae separated by cushioning disks of cartilage. Degenerative conditions or trauma can damage a disk, allowing the material i...

  • Lumbar Disk Rupture

    Lumbar Disk Rupture The vertebrae in your spine are cushioned by soft disks. When one of the disks in your lower back or lumbar area ruptures, the result can be pain, numbness, or weakness in the lowe...

  • Lumbar/Lumbosacral Arthritis

    Lumbar/Lumbosacral Arthritis This type of arthritis affects the lower back and pelvic area, causing pain, inflammation, and loss of motion. Learn how this arthritis develops, who's at risk, and t...

  • MCP Arthritis and Replacement

    MCP Arthritis and Replacement The large joints on your hand at the base of the fingers are called MCP (metacarpophalangeal) joints. Over time, arthritis can damage these joints, causing pain. If other...

  • Medial / Lateral Collateral Injuries

    Medial / Lateral Collateral Injuries Ligaments add strength and give stability to a joint. The ligaments of the knee can be damaged when the knee is hit on the outer side. This video looks at how thes...

  • Meniscal Injuries

    Meniscal Injuries Knee injuries are common problems—and not just in athletes. Often the cartilage, called the meniscus, can be damaged when you twist your upper leg while keeping your foot i...

  • Olecranon Bursitis

    Olecranon Bursitis Bursitis of the tip of the elbow occurs when the fluid-filled sac in the elbow becomes irritated or inflamed. Discover the possible causes of this condition and the recommended trea...

  • Osteoarthritis

    Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis most commonly affects the knees, hips, spine, and other weight-bearing joints in the body. Sometimes called the "wear and tear" arthritis, advancing age is a risk factor,...

  • Osteonecrosis of the Hip

    Osteonecrosis of the Hip This disease affects the blood supply of the bone and leads to the breakdown of the hip joint. It can be caused by a hip dislocation or certain medical conditions. Discover o...

  • Paralysis: For Caregivers

    Paralysis: For Caregivers Living with a disability is a family affair, and caregivers can feel overwhelmed by their responsibilities. This video looks at the role of the caregiver, and how a care...

  • Paralysis: Hands-Free Computing

    Paralysis: Hands-Free Computing The computer is one of the most liberating tools for people with disabilities. It can take information from not only a keyboard, but also a mouth stick, voice, Morris c...

  • Paralysis: Independent Living Centers

    Paralysis: Independent Living Centers For people who are newly disabled, independent living centers can be a primary resource. ILCs offer a range of assistance, including advocacy, information and ref...

  • Paralysis: Paralysis Resource Center

    Paralysis: Paralysis Resource Center The Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center promotes the health and well-being of both people living with paralysis and their families. Learn about th...

  • Patellar Instability and Arthritis

    Patellar Instability and Arthritis You may feel your kneecap slide out of place sometimes when you bend down. It might slip entirely out of place or give out. This video explains what c...

  • PIP / DIP Arthritis

    PIP / DIP Arthritis Arthritis can occur in the hands, affecting the finger knuckles (the PIP joints) and the end joints of the fingers (the DIP joints). Learn about the possible causes, symptoms, and ...

  • Pre-Patellar Bursitis

    Pre-Patellar Bursitis Bursitis of the knee, also called "housemaid's knee," is caused when the bursa that surrounds the kneecap swells. Find out the causes of this condition, as well as what you can d...

  • Pseudogout

    Pseudogout Pseudogout, also known as false gout, is an abrupt and often very painful form of arthritis that affects people older than 60. Take a closer look at this condition and what can be...

  • Rotator Cuff Injuries

    Rotator Cuff Injuries  The rotator cuff tendons, which are located in the upper arm and shoulder, allow you to raise and rotate your arm. Find out what happens when these tendons are damaged. &nb...

  • Rotator Cuff Tendinitis/Tear

    Rotator Cuff Tendinitis/Tear Having shoulder pain or problems lifting your arms over your head? You may have tendonitis or a tear in the muscles and tendons that hold your shoulder in place, called th...

  • Scoliosis

    Scoliosis Scoliosis is a condition that causes the spine to curve sideways. Learn how scoliosis occurs and what treatments are available.      ...

  • Scoliosis (Long)

    Scoliosis (Long) Scoliosis is a condition that causes the spine to curve. It can develop during childhood or adolescence and ranges from mild to severe. Hear how scoliosis occurs and what tr...

  • Shoulder Arthritis and Replacement

    Shoulder Arthritis and Replacement Although used less commonly than knee or hip replacement, shoulder replacement surgery removes diseased or damaged bone in the shoulder and replaces it with an artif...

  • Shoulder Instability / Dislocation

    Shoulder Instability / Dislocation Maybe you were tackled in a weekend football game and felt your shoulder give way in a burst of pain. Perhaps you have noticed over time that, in certain positi...

  • Spinal Stenosis

    Spinal Stenosis Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the spinal canal narrows and pinches the nerves, resulting in back and leg pain. This video explains the condition and what treatments are recom...

  • Spondylolisthesis

    Spondylolisthesis This condition occurs when one of the vertebrae in the lower back slips out of place, onto the vertebra below it. Arthritis or another degenerative disease is the most common cause. ...

  • Tennis Elbow

    Tennis Elbow Tennis elbow is the term for a painful condition that causes pain and tenderness in the bony bump on the outer part of the elbow. This video discusses the possible causes and what yo...

  • Total Knee Replacement

    Total Knee Replacement Degenerative changes or injury to the knee can cause pain, swelling, and immobility. When knee pain affects your quality of life, you may be a candidate for total knee replaceme...

  • Trigger Finger

    Trigger Finger Trigger finger is a common disorder of the hand that is characterized by a painful catching of the fingers or thumb. It is caused by inflammation and damage to the tendon...

  • Trochanteric Bursitis

    Trochanteric Bursitis Trochanteric bursitis is a condition affecting the side of the hip. This condition usually affects middle-aged or elderly adults, and women more often than men. Take a look at th...

  • Wrist Arthritis and Replacement

    Wrist Arthritis and Replacement The two most common types of arthritis that affect the wrist are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. When other forms of treatment don't relieve the pain of y...

  • Wrist Fracture

    Wrist Fracture Your wrist is a complex joint composed of many bones, allowing you to move your hand up and down, side to side, and to rotate. A fracture can occur in any of these bones when enough fo...