Jonathan Aarons M.D.

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Pain with Hypermobility Disorders

Pain with hypermobility disorders is a widely overlooked condition. Hypermobility disorders may be associated with a wide variety of chronic pain issues. These disorders include such entities as Erhlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and other disorders of connective tissue. Joint hypermobility may occur in up to 2% of the general population and occurs more often in females, […]

The Role of THC and Cannabis in Pain

THC or tetrahydrocannabinol is the active ingredient in Marijuana. Cannabinoids have demonstrated pain relieving effects in certain neuropathic pain conditions. The analgesic effects of these drugs are modest at best. Once ingested, THC binds to receptors in the brain and spinal cord called CB1 and CB2 and modulates the pain perception. These receptors are found […]

Tibiofibular pain

  Tibiofibular pain is an uncommon cause of pain on the outside of the knee joint.  The tibia and fibula are two bones that support the lower leg.  There is a joint that forms between those two bones.  This joint may communicate with the knee joint and diseases that affect the knee may also affect […]

Adductor Tendinitis

Adductor Tendinitis is a painful problem in the hip that usually occurs with sports injuries or injuries occurring using gym equipment.  The adductor group of muscles includes the adductor magnus, minimus, brevis, and longus as well as the gracilis and pectineus.  During exercise or sports, these muscles can become stretched and injured.  The junction between the […]

Saphenous Neuralgia

Saphenous Neuralgia is an uncommon nerve problem that causes pain on the inside of the knee.  It is a branch of the femoral nerve with contributions from the L3 and L4 nerve root.  The pain from saphenous neuralgia is described as burning, is located on the medial (inside) portion of the leg and is often […]

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