Directory of Diseases

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Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis Of Elbow)

Golfer's Elbow (medial epicondylitis) is similar to tennis elbow, but it occurs on the inside rather than the outside of the elbow. It is known as golfer's elbow, but It is not limited to golfers. Anyone who repeatedly uses their wrists and hands can develop this disorder. The pain comes from inflammation of the medial epicondyle and the tendons attaching there. The medial epicondyle is the bony protrusion on the inside portion of the elbow that arises from the upper arm bone (humerus). If you have pain over the bony part of the inside of your elbow, then you may have Golfer's Elbow.

Guillain Barre Syndrome (Ascending Muscle Weakness)

An acute inflammatory condition of the nervous system that damages the myelin sheath of the nerves. The nerves of the body are essential and help control muscle contraction. In this disorder, the nerves no longer transmit the impulses from the brain to the muscles causing weakness and paralysis of the muscles. Patients experience muscle weakness that begins in the legs and moves upward. The paralysis can prevent breathing and result in death. The exact cause of this disorder is not known but it is frequently associated with a viral infection like a cold or the flu.