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Achilles Tendonitis - Inflammation of the Achilles tendon (the large tendon connecting the two major calf muscles to the back of the heel bone

Achondroplasia - the most common form of short-limb dwarfism. 

Acromegalic arthropathy - results from excess secretion of growth hormone. 

Adhesive capsulitis - Frozen shoulder is the common term for adhesive capsulitis, an inflammatory condition that restricts motion in the shoulder

Allergic purpura - an allergic reaction of unknown origin causing red patches on the skin and other symptoms including joint swelling.

Amyloidosis - A disorder in which insoluble protein fibers are deposited in tissues and organs, impairing their function


Anserine bursitis - Goosefoot (Pes Anserine) bursitis of the knee

Aneurysmal bone cyst is a blood-filled fibrous tumor-like cyst that expands the bone.

Arteritis Inflammation of arteries.

Arthritis Mutilans is a very chronic form of arthritis

Autoimmune disorders are conditions in which a person's immune system attacks the body's own cells, causing tissue destruction.

Avascular Necrosis - Avascular necrosis is a disease resulting from the temporary or permanent loss of the blood supply to the bones.

Baseball finger refers to the involuntary flexion of the distal phalanx of a finger caused by the disruption or tearing of its extensor tendon.

Behcet's Disease - Behcet's disease is a rare, chronic, lifelong disorder that involves inflammation of blood vessels throughout the body

Behcet's Disease of the Eye

Bicipital Tendonitis - Biceps tendonitis is an inflammatory process of the long head tendon and is a common cause of shoulder pain due to its position and function

Blastomycosis is a rare fungal infection caused by inhaling a fungus (Blastomyces dermatitidis), which is found in wood and soil.

Bone Cysts

Bone Fracture a break or crack in a bone

Bone Spur

Bone fracture repair is the process of rejoining and realigning the ends of broken bones.

Bunion is an abnormal enlargement of the joint (the first metatarsophalangeal joint, or MTPJ) at the base of the great or big toe (hallux)

Calcaneal Bursitis - This bursa is located at the sole or bottom of the heel. Inflammation usually produces pain in the heel when standing. Causes include heel spurs, excess weight, injury, and wearing improperly fitted shoes

Calcium Pyrophosphate Dihydrate - a condition that causes pain, redness, heat, and swelling in one or more joints. Also referred to as Pseudo Gout or Chondrocalcinosis.

Caplan's Syndrome - Inflammation and scarring of the lungs in people with rheumatoid arthritis who have exposure to coal dust.

Carpel Tunnel Syndrome - Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand

Chronic Synovitis  Inflammation of the tissue that surrounds the joints

Cervical lordosis curve in the neck vertebrae

Lumbar lordosis curve in the lumbar vertebrae

Cervical spondylosis refers to common age-related changes in the area of the spine at the back of the neck. With age, the vertebrae (the component bones of the spine) gradually form bone spurs, and their shock-absorbing disks slowly shrink.

Charcot's joints is a progressive degenerative disease of the joints caused by nerve damage resulting in the loss of ability to feel pain in the joint

Chondromalacia Patellae - Softening of the knee cartilage.

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a condition that causes extreme tiredness. People with CFS have debilitating fatigue that lasts for six months or longer

Churg-Strauss Syndrome - asthma, eosinophilia [an excessive number of eosinophils in the blood], fever, and accompanying vasculitis of various organ systems”. CSS shares many of the clinical and pathological features of polyarteritis nodosa

Claw Hand is an abnormality resulting from damage to some of the nerves at the wrist

Clubfoot is a deformity in which one or both feet are twisted into an abnormal position at birth. The condition is also known as talipes.

Cogan's Syndrome - Cogan's syndrome is a rare disorder of unknown origin characterized by inflammatory eye disease and vestibuloauditory symptoms.

Compartment syndrome - a painful cramp caused by compression of muscles during exercise.

Congenital hip dysplasia - A condition of abnormal development of the hip, resulting in hip joint instability and potential dislocation of the thigh bone from the socket in the pelvis

Contractures are the chronic loss of joint motion due to structural changes in non-bony tissue. These non-bony tissues include muscles, ligaments, and tendons.

Corticosteroid-Induced Osteoporosis - Osteoporosis caused by anti-inflammatory steroid use.

Costochondritis is an inflammation of a rib or the cartilage connecting a rib. This is a common cause of chest-wall pain.

Costosternal syndrome - Costochondritis is an inflammation of the cartilage that connects the inner end of each rib with the breastbone (sternum).

Cranial Arteritis is a disorder involving inflammation and damage to blood vessels, particularly the large or medium arteries that branch from the external carotid artery of the neck

CREST Syndrome - CREST Syndrome and Limited Scleroderma also fall under the umbrella of being referred to as Systemic Sclerosis (scleroderma).

Cryoglobulinemia - Cryoglobulinemia is a medical condition that is caused by proteins called cryoglobulins present in the blood.

Cushing's syndrome is a disorder caused by an excess of steroid hormone (mostly cortisol) circulating within the bloodstream.

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