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Shoulder Where It Hurts: My Shoulder Your shoulder is one of the most flexible joints in your body. This makes it more susceptible to injuries, whether from wear and tear, athletics, or trauma. Rotator cuff problems are especially common with the shoulder. Impingement Syndrome is a combination of bursitis and tendinosis of the rotator cuff […]

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Neck Where It Hurts: My Neck Your neck, or your cervical spine, supports the weight of your head and is vulnerable to injury and disorders that may restrict motion and cause pain. Neck pain can be sudden, due to injury, or it can be a gradual onset without any specific inciting event or trauma. Neck […]

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Knee Where It Hurts: My Knee Your knee joint provides the strength that helps you walk, run, squat, jump, and turn. But the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage are all vulnerable to injury. This is especially true for athletes and active people. Knee injuries can happen in an instant, like ACL and meniscus tears. Also, […]

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Hip Where It Hurts: My Hip The hip is a ball and socket joint and the largest joint in your body. When your hip hurts, it can be exceptionally painful. Pain from the hip is usually felt deep in the groin (arthritis) or over the outside of the hip (bursitis). Pain in the buttock or […]

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Hand and Wrist

Hand and Wrist Where It Hurts: My Hand or Wrist Your hand and wrist are full of dozens of bones and tiny joints, providing your range of motion and function. All those muscles, nerves, and tendons can become irritated, causing pain. Hands and wrists are prone to traumatic injury, due to falls or other accidents, […]

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Foot and Ankle

Foot and Ankle Where It Hurts: My Foot or Ankle Your feet and ankles are built to be amazingly strong, bearing as much as four times your weight with every step. They are also full of delicate structures—tiny bones, muscles, nerves, ligaments, and tendons. Overuse, traumatic injury, or just wearing certain types of shoes can […]

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Elbow Where It Hurts: My Elbow Your elbow is full of muscles, nerves, and tendons that can become irritated and cause pain. Overuse and sports injuries are the two biggest culprits of elbow problems. But arthritis can also affect elbows. Learn more about elbow pain and how the hand and upper extremity surgeons and sports […]

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Back Where It Hurts: My Back Most people will have low back pain at some point in their life, whether from an injury, a misstep, or improperly lifting a heavy object. While acute low back pain may go away on its own, there are many chronic conditions that cause back pain to linger and worsen. […]

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