Jonathan Aarons M.D.

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Yearly Archives: 2013


A bunion is a swelling over the big toe combined with an angulation of the toe.  The problem is called Hallux Valgus and occurs more commonly in females.  The most common cause of a bunion is wearing shoes that are too tight.  The pain is localized to the joint that is involved and is worsened […]

Morton’s Neuroma

Morton’s neuroma is a painful syndrome of the foot characterized by tenderness and discomfort on the bottom of the foot.  The pain is in the forefoot and radiates into the toes.  The pain may feel like a burning sensation and there may be numbness and tingling in the toes.  It may feel like you are […]

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a painful syndrome characterized by tenderness on the bottom of the foot.  The plantar fascia is a band of tissue that extends from the heel to the toes.  This tissue can become inflamed and cause pain.  The inflammation can occur due to trauma or secondary to another disease such as Rheumatoid Arthritis […]

Brachial Plexopathy

Brachial Plexopathy is a condition that occurs when there is damage to the nerves that exit the cervical spine.  This injury can be caused by stretching of the nerves, trauma, tumor invasion or radiation injury.  Patients with brachial plexopathy have numerous neurological symptoms which include pain in the shoulder and arm, numbness, tingling and weakness […]

Costosternal Syndrome

The costosternal syndrome is a painful condition of the joint where the sternum (breastbone) articulates with the ribs.  The ribs join with the spine in the  back of the body and with the sternum (breastbone) in the front of the chest.  There are twelve ribs.  Only the first seven ribs actually form joints with the […]