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Jaundice

A yellow cast to the skin, mucus membranes, and the whites of the eyes caused by the deposit of bile pigment from too much bilirubin in the blood. Bilirubin is a waste product produced when worn-out red blood cells are broken down. It may be a symptom of disorders such as gallstones blocking the common bile duct or carcinoma of the liver.

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Jersey Finger

Damage to the tendons that run up to the finger tips on the palm side on an individual’s hand.

Causes
This type of injury can occur when the finger flexor tendon becomes injured. This can be from a cut to the fingers on the palm side of the hand, overstretching the tendon and (as its name suggests) getting the finger caught in another player’s jersey or pulling the tendon during contact sports.

Symptoms
Because tendons are responsible for connecting muscles to bone, an injury to the finger flexor tendon can cause inability to bend your finger(s). Symptoms of this type of injury include pain and swelling in the affected hand/finger, loss of sensation in affected finger and inability to bend the affected finger.

Treatment Procedures
Tendons that are cut or ruptured require surgery. The hand surgeon may sew the tendon back together. It may be necessary to sew the tendon back to the muscle. Even with minor injury to this tendon, it is advisable to be checked out by a physician. If the problem is not corrected in the beginning, it has a chance of getting worse over time.

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Joint

The joining of two or more bones. In general, joints allow flexibility and mobility. However, some joints (for example, those in the skull) cannot move.

When an individual is involved in a car accident or motorcycle accident, he or she can often cause injury to one or more joints. Often, the knee joint is a popular injusy from an accident, as many victims experience direct impact and pressure to their knees.

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Joint Pain Sacroiliac

Sacroiliac joint pain is discomfort in the area of the low back where the spine meets the pelvis (at the sacroiliac joint). Doctors may be unsure if the pain starts in the joint itself, or in its surrounding bands of tissue that connect one bone to another bone.

Causes
Joint pain in the sacroiliac area may be caused by such factors as twisting or bending this area in a certain way, trauma to the area such as being in an automobile accident, and through osteoarthritis of the joint.

Symptoms
Medium to severe low back pain, inability to stand and walk for a long period of time and stiffness of the lower spine can be symptoms of sacroiliac joint pain.

Treatment Procedures
For this type of joint pain, treatment procedures depend on what is the actual cause of the injury. Doctors many recommend physical therapy techniques to help strengthen the muscles around the sacroiliac joint, as well as limit the patient’s ability to bend or carry heavy objects.

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Jumper’s Knee

A type of patellar tendinopathy where there is injury to the tendon that connects the patella (kneecap) to the lower leg bone.

Causes
Jumper’s Knee is commonly caused by anything strenuous resulting in overuse of the knee tendon. This maystem from engaging in physical activities and sports, frequent jumping, receiving and direct trauma to the knee.

Symptoms
When this tendon is injured, many victims will exerience pain and tightness in the knee where the patellar tendon is located.

Treatment Procedures
For minor injury to the knee, a patient may be able to use methods like physical therapy and cortisone injections to relieve pain in the knee area. However, for more severe injury, surgery may be needed is other treatments do not fix the problem.

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