Directory of Diseases

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CNS lesion (possible stroke)

Your central nervous system (CNS) includes the brain and spinal cord. When your symptoms are concerning for a problem in the CNS, this is a true medical emergency and an immediate trip to the emergency department is necessary. CNS lesions may include a stroke (clot or bleeding in the brain), mass (tumor or cyst in the brain), or other abnormalities. The brain and spinal cord do not have much space for swelling so delay in seeking medical care can result in permanent disability or even death.

Calcaneal Bursitis

Calcaneal bursitis is described as pain at the posterior heel or posterior ankle, and is most commonly caused by issues with the Achilles (calcaneal) tendon, or the associated bursae. This can be a painful condition limit your ability to walk or run.

Calcaneal Fracture

Calcaneal fracture, also known as Lover's fracture and Don Juan fracture ( derived from the fact that a lover may jump from great heights while trying to escape from the lover's spouse) is a fracture of the calcaneus or your heel. It is usually caused by a fall from height when one lands on his or her feet.

Cancer in the Spine

Sometimes back pain can be the result of a tumor or cancer. Although this is very rare, there are a few symptoms that are worrisome for this condition. Pain that is worst at night while laying down, pain for longer than 6 weeks, people who have had cancer before or being over the age of 50 makes this more likely. If you believe you might have back pain from cancer then you need imaging of your back.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Wrist Nerve Compression)

Pressure or compression of the median nerve in the wrist will cause this condition. This nerve basically provides sensation to the palm side of the thumb and the index finger, as well as also controls the muscular functions of the thumb. The median nerve goes through a tunnel in the wrist called the "carpal tunnel." Swelling in this tunnel causes compression of the nerve inside, resulting in the symptoms. Repetitive hand movements increase the risk of developing this disorder. Women are more likely to get this condition than men, as are diabetics, and patients with rheumatoid arthritis. If your wrist is hurting you and you have numbness or tingling to the fingers then you may have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Cat Bite (high risk)

Cat bites are very likely to become infected. The cat's teeth can penetrate deeply into the tissue causing a deep seeded infection. The most common organism to infect a cat bite is a bacteria called Pasteurella multocida. It is important to quickly and carefully clean the wound throughly with soap and large amount of water; this can prevent infection. If there is bleeding, a clean towel or guaze should be pressed to the wound to slow or stop the bleeding. You may need tetanus immunizations, rabies immunization, and antibiotics.

Cat Bite (low risk)

Cat bites are very likely to become infected. The cat's teeth can penetrate deeply into the tissue causing a deep seeded infection. The most common organism to infect a cat bite is a bacteria called Pasteurella multocida. It is important to quickly and carefully clean the wound throughly with soap and large amount of water; this can prevent infection. If there is bleeding, a clean towel or guaze should be pressed to the wound to slow or stop the bleeding. You may need tetanus immunizations and antibiotics.