# Monthly Archives: August 2014

## Ulnar Nerve Entrapment

Ulnar Nerve Entrapment occurs when the nerve is compressed on its path from the cervical spine down to the hand.  Although ulnar nerve entrapment can occur anywhere along its path, the most common site of compression is at the elbow.  As the ulnar nerve travels on its way down to the hand, it passes through […]

## Deltoid Ligament

The deltoid ligament is a strong band of tissue on the inside of the ankle.  This ligament has several parts which joint the tibia (leg bone) to the bones of the foot.  The function of the deltoid ligament is to provide stability to the ankle.  A sprain occurs when this band of tissue is injured during […]

## Posterior Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Posterior Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome is a painful problem in the foot that occurs due to compression of the tibial nerve.  The tibial nerve travels down the back of the leg and through the posterior tarsal tunnel.  The posterior tarsal tunnel is a space that lies on the inside of the ankle.  The bones at that […]

## Baker’s Cyst

Baker’s Cyst is a fluid filled sac that develops behind the knee.  The fluid originates from the synovial joint of the knee.  Often the cyst will arise after trauma to the knee and may go unnoticed for some time.  Patients with Baker’s Cyst often have swelling and pain behind the knee.  The cyst will become […]