Jonathan Aarons M.D.

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Monthly Archives: January 2014

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

  De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is an inflammatory conditions of the tendons of the wrist that reside on the side of the thumb. These tendons are the abductor pollicis longus and extensor policis brevis.  The inflammation is the result of trauma from repetitive motion at the wrist such as shaking hands or turning a screwdriver.  Symptoms […]

Postherpetic Neuralgia

Postherpetic neuralgia is a painful condition that occurs after an attack of Herpes Zoster or Shingles.  Shingles are the skin lesions that occur from the reactivation of the Herpes Zoster virus.  The virus is acquired, usually as a child, from chickenpox.  After an attack of chickenpox, the virus lays dormant in the body until it […]

Bicipital Tendinitis

Bicipital Tendinitis is a painful condition involving the top of the shoulder.  It is an inflammatory condition of one of the tendons of the biceps, a muscle in the upper arm.  Bicipital tendonitis usually occurs from overuse, such as from pitching a baseball, swimming or playing racquetball.  The pain is usually worse with motions, especially […]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common painful condition of the hand and wrist.  It is caused by compression of the median nerve as it travels under a ligamentous channel in the wrist.  There are several causes of carpal tunnel syndrome including rheumatoid arthritis, pregnancy, collagen vascular diseases and repetitive strain. Diabetes and alcoholism can affect […]