Ankylosing Spondylitis: is a long-lasting disease that primarily affects the spine and may lead to stiffness of the back. The joints and ligaments that normally permit the back to move become inflamed. The joints and bones may fuse together.
Anserine Bursitis: Two symptoms of pes anserine bursitis of the knee are pain and tenderness on the inside of your knee, just about two inches below the joint. The pes anserine bursa is a small lubricating sac located between the shinbone and three tendons of the hamstrings muscle at the inside of the knee. Because the three tendons splay out on the front of the shinbone and look like the foot of a goose, pes anserine bursitis is also known as "goose foot" bursitis.
Avascular Necrosis: also called Avascular Necrosis is a bone disorder that decreases the blood supply to the affected area, leads to tiny breaks within the bone, and can eventually cause bones to collapse.
Behcet's Syndrome: this disease is a rare and chronic condition that affects the inner lining of the mouth and genitals and the small blood vessels throughout the body. Symptoms of Behcet's disease include recurrent ulcers in the mouth and on the genitals, and eye inflammation. Behcet's is a multi-system disease; it may involve all organs and affect the central nervous system, causing memory loss and impaired speech, balance, and movement. Behçet's Disease usually affects more women than men in the U.S. and primarily young adults in their 20s and 30s.
Bursitis: is a rheumatic diseases that affect the tissues and structures that surround a joint and produce pain, swelling or inflammation. Bursitis is inflammation of the bursa, the small fluid-filled sac that acts like a cushion between muscles and tendons, or between muscles and bones.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: is a painful condition caused by compression of a key nerve in the wrist. It occurs when the nerve that runs from the forearm into the hand becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist.
Corticosteroid-Induced Osteoporosis: is a disease that makes bones more porous and easier to break than normal bone. The production of strong healthy bone is dependent on a balance between bone growth and bone break down.
CREST Syndrome: is a form of Systemic Sclerosis which is characterized by calcium deposits, usually in the fingers; sudden constriction of the blood vessels in the fingers; loss of muscle control of the esophagus, which can cause difficulty swallowing; a tapering deformity of the bones of the fingers; and small red spots on the skin of the fingers, face, or inside of the mouth.
Cryoglobulinemia: is the presence of cryoglobulins in the blood, abnormal forms of protein molecules that precipitate at cold temperatures and redissolve at normal body temperature. Hence, when a person with cryoglobulinemia is exposed to cold, he or she may experience impaired circulation in the small blood vessels. This may lead to color changes in the skin, hives, damage to the extremities, bleeding into the skin, and other problems.