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Why is the bottom of my heel painful?

What is plantar fasciitis? The plantar fascia, also known as the plantar aponeurosis, is the tissue that stretches across the bottom of the foot and connects the heel bone to the toes. Plantar fasciitis occurs because of inflammation of the plantar fascia, causing the base of the heel to become painful. People who are at

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Why can’t I straighten the tip of my finger?

What is a mallet finger? Mallet finger is a finger deformity that occurs when the extensor tendon (the tendon that allows the finger to straighten) at the fingertip is stretched/ torn. As a result, the injured finger cannot be straightened and will bend inwards towards the palm (droop). Pain, swelling, and bruising of the finger

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Why are my finger joints swollen and painful?

What causes finger joint swelling and pain? Finger joint swelling can be due to traumatic (injury) or atraumatic (not from injury) causes. Traumatic A. Finger strains/ sprains Finger strains or sprains can lead to finger joint pain and swelling. A sprain occurs when a ligament in your finger becomes stretched or torn A strain occurs

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What does it mean to have a frozen shoulder?

What does it mean to have a frozen shoulder? What is a frozen shoulder and what does it mean to the patient? A frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) is a condition in which the movement of the shoulder becomes limited like it is “frozen” in position and often causes pain. This occurs when the strong connective

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Sarah Taylor

Obstetrics & Gynaecology