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 pulling the lower leg inwards or turning the foot inwards. People often experience pain with palpation of the lateral (outer) aspect of the knee. Often people feel better keeping their leg straight. People with this injury prefer to walk with the leg straight and the knee locked in extension. This type of injury does not cause swelling of the knee and usually heals well after resting the knee for a few weeks.
A disorder of the middle ear that can cause dizziness, room spinning (vertigo), nausea/vomiting and hearing loss. This usually occurs from inflammation of middle ear as a result of a cold or flu or from taking medications that are toxic to the ear. The symptoms can worsen with head movement, and lessen by keeping the eyes closed. Labyrinthitis can also occur after a head injury. The symptoms usually resolve after a few days.
A type of tendonitis or inflammation of tendons (swelling of the tendons) causing pain in the elbow and arm. Also called tennis elbow. Tendons are bands of fibrous tissue that connect the muscles of the arms and legs to bone. 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.)
a collection of pus with swelling, redness, and pain