Jonathan Aarons M.D.

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Monthly Archives: September 2014

Ice Pick Headache

Ice Pick Headache Ice pick headache is a sharp stabbing pain that people describe as having an ice pick jabbed through their skull numerous times.  They can occur as a single jab or a series of jabs with pain free intervals.  Although these headaches occur in the distribution of the trigeminal nerve, no clear relation […]

Ganglion Cyst of the Hand

GANGLION CYST OF THE HAND A ganglion cyst is a fluid filled sac that can develop around the tissues of a joint.  It grows like a balloon on a stalk.  They can develop quickly, grow, and then disappear on their own.  They usually enlarge with activity and become smaller with rest.  Ganglion cyst of the […]

Chronic Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas.  The pancreas is an organ that lies near the stomach.  It is responsible for secreting digestive enzymes into the small intestine.  It is also responsible for glucose homeostasis by secreting insulin and glucagon in response to changes in blood glucose levels.   Pancreatitis can develop can develop acutely, […]

Olecranon Bursitis

Olecranon bursitis is the inflammation of a bursa at the elbow.  A bursa is a sac of lubricating fluid that cushions bony areas of the body.  Usually these bursa are flat, but can become swollen and tender when inflamed. The causes of olecranon bursitis include infection, trauma, repetitive motion injury, work related injury, gout and […]