Jonathan Aarons M.D.

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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Arthritis of the Knee

Arthritis of the knee is a very common problem.  There are three main conditions that cause arthritis of the knee; Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis and post-traumatic arthritis.  Osteoarthritis occurs when the protective cartilage over the bones wears down.  Rheumatoid arthritis is an auto-immune inflammatory disease that affects  the lining of the joints causing painful swelling.  Other […]

Achilles Tendinitis

Achilles Tendinitis is a painful condition of the heel of the foot.  The achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body and connects the gastrocnemius muscle of the calf to the calcaneus bone in the foot.  The tendon is usually injured during sports or from long-standing repetitive trauma such as running.  Tendinitis is an inflammation […]

Trochanteric Bursitis

Trochanteric Bursitis is a painful condition of a bursa on the outside of the leg near the hip.  A bursa is a fatty pad that serves as a cushion between bones, joints, tendons and ligaments.  Pain occurs when the bursa becomes irritated and inflammed.  The pain may radiate down the leg and mimic sciatica.  The […]