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Tag: irritation

Achilles Tendinitis (Heel Cord Pain)

March 10, 2010
Dr Kevin Yip

WHAT IS ACHILLES TENDINITIS? Achilles tendinitis is a syndrome of irritation of the Achilles tendon in the ankle. The Achilles tendon is the large tendon in the back of the ankle that inserts into the heel bone. When individuals overuse their Achilles tendon it becomes irritated and inflamed. This inflammation can cause pain and swelling. […]

Ulnar Nerve Neuritis

March 2, 2010
Dr Mathew Tung Neurosurgeon

WHAT IS ULNAR NERVE NEURITIS? Ulnar nerve neuritis begins with a little bit of tingling in the little and ring fingers especially when placing the elbow on arm rests in cars or on a chair. WHAT ARE THE CAUSES? Ulnar nerve neuritis is caused by compression or irritation of the ulnar nerve as it runs […]

Dequervain’s Stenosing Tenosynovitis

March 1, 2010
Dr Kevin Yip

WHAT IS DEQUERVAIN’S STENOSING TENOSYNOVITIS? DeQuervain’s stenosing tenosynovitis is a condition brought by irritation or inflammation of the wrist tendons at the base of the thumb. The inflammation causes the compartment around the tendon to swell and enlarge, making thumb and wrist movement painful. HOW IS DEQUERVAIN’S STENOSING TENOSYNOVITIS DIAGNOSED? Tenderness directly over the tendons […]


Dr Mathew Tung Neurosurgeon

WHAT IS SCIATICA? Sciatica is pain resulting from irritation of the sciatic nerve. The pain of sciatica is naturally felt from the low back to behind the thigh and radiating down to below the knee. WHAT ARE THE CAUSES? The main cause of sciatica is generally a result of a disc herniation directly pressing on […]

Claw Toe

Dr Kevin Yip

Claw toe is characterised by deformity of a toe joint, causing the toe to lift above ground and adopt a curled up position, resembling a claw. It is frequently associated with a bunion deformity of the big toe. Commonly affected are the second and third toes but the fourth and fifth toes can be affected […]

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