Directory of Diseases
Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) sprain refers to an injury from extreme stretching of the ligament on the outside (lateral aspect) of the knee. The LCL helps stabilize the knee. Once this ligament becomes injured, one experiences pain on the outside of the knee that worsens by turning the foot or lower leg inwards. People often experience pain with palpation of the lateral (outer) aspect of the knee. People often feel better keeping their leg straight, and prefer to walk with the leg straight and the knee locked in extension. This type of injury usually heals well after resting the knee for a few weeks.
Labyrinthitis is a disorder of the middle ear that can cause dizziness, room spinning (vertigo), nausea/vomiting and hearing loss. It usually occurs from inflammation of middle ear as a result of a cold or flu. Head injuries as well as certain medications that are toxic to the ear can also cause labyrinthitis. Symptoms can worsen with head movement, and lessen by keeping the eyes closed. This condition usually resolves after a few days.
Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is a type of tendonitis, or inflammation of tendons, causing pain in the elbow and arm. Tendons are fibrous bands of tissue that connect the muscles to bone. The pain comes from inflammation of the lateral epicondyle and the tendons attaching there. The lateral epicondyle is the bony protrusion on the inside portion of the elbow that arises from the upper arm bone (humerus). One does not have to play tennis to get tennis elbow, and it is one of the most common reasons to go to a doctor for elbow pain. If you have pain and tenderness over the outside bony part of your elbow and it hurts to hold a heavy cup in your hand with a straight arm, then you may have Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis.)
This is an abscess or boil in the leg. It is usually caused by bacteria that starts to grow under the skin and stimulates the production of pus and swelling. They are usually tender, hot, red and may have pus drainage. An abscess may start from an infected hair follicle or a small pimple. Some of the time an abscess can be treated with just antibiotics, however, most of the time they need to be cut open and drained.