David Bardana MD FRCSC


Corticosteroid Injection

A corticosteroid or steroid injection is used to reduce inflammation in muscles and joints. It is often used to treat conditions such as arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, and more specific conditions such as de Quervain’s tenosynovitis and carpal tunnel syndrome. It also may be used to treat allergies or asthma. The…

Achilles Tendon Injury

Courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise, Idaho. Figure 1 shows magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of a normal heel and Achilles tendon. Figure 2 shows a torn Achilles tendon with fluid collected at the site of the tear.

Achilles Tendon Rupture

The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. In an Achilles tendon rupture, the tendon is completely torn.

Stretching Exercises for Tennis Elbow

Wrist flexor stretch Extend your arm in front of you with your palm up. Bend your wrist, pointing your hand toward the floor. With your other hand, gently bend your wrist further until you feel a mild to moderate stretch in your forearm. Hold for at least 15 to 30 seconds. Repeat 2 to 4 times. Wrist extensor stretch…

Achilles Tendon Rupture

The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. In an Achilles tendon rupture, the tendon is completely torn, which causes pain and sudden loss of strength and movement. An Achilles rupture is most often caused by a sudden, forceful motion that stresses the calf muscle. This can happen during an intense…