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Elbow Injuries

03/07/2017

Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is an injury that most people will be familiar with, yet the name is quite deceiving. This common elbow problem probably affects as many non-tennis players as it does tennis players. What is tennis elbow? Tennis elbow occurs when the tendons in the forearm are strained. The tendons become inflamed causing pain on the outside of the elbow joint. Tennis elbow can be caused by any activity that involves gripping and twisting motions in the forearm, more often than now, this injury is not related to tennis or... Read More

28/06/2017
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Bicep Tears

Biceps – the muscles located at the front of the upper arm, extending from the elbow, upwards to the shoulder. A torn or strained bicep, is an injury most often to the bicep tendon. The tendons at either end of the muscle can be torn, however, it is much more common for the tendon that attaches to the shoulder to tear or rupture. A complete rupture will cause the bicep tendon to detach from the bone. It’s vulnerable because it goes through the shoulder joint, which is used, and sometimes... Read More

19/05/2017

Golfers Elbow

What are the Causes of Golfers Elbow? Golfer’s elbow occurs when the soft tissue or muscles at the front of the forearm (flexors) responsible for extending the wrist and fingers, become inflamed or damaged. As its name suggests this injury is very common in golfers due to the nature of the repetitive wrist extension against the resistance of the club and ground and also the repetitive gripping of the hand on the club causing a strain on the soft tissue. Although its name suggests, this injury is common in any... Read More

Tennis Elbow

What is Tennis Elbow? Tennis elbow occurs when the soft tissue or muscles at the back of the forearm responsible for extending the wrist and fingers, become inflamed or damaged causing epicondylitis (inflammation of tendons surrounding the epicondyle). Causes Damage to the soft tissue in the elbow joint and forearm Repeated wrist extension against resistance commonly seen in racket sports Forceful gripping Overuse Symptoms Gradual onset of symptoms over time Pain and tenderness of the elbow joint Decreased grip strength Weakness and stiffness Treatment RICE method Anti-inflammatory medication Strengthening and... Read More

Golfers Elbow

SUMMARY Causes: Damage to the flexor tendon Repeated wrist extension against resistance Forceful gripping of the hand Overuse injury Symptoms: Gradual onset of symptoms over time Pain and tenderness at the elbow joint and forearm Decreased grip strength Weakness and stiffness in the forearm Treatment: RICE method Anti-inflammatory Medication Strengthening and stretching exercises Cortisone injections for severe cases What is Golfers Elbow? Golfer’s elbow (or Medial Epicondylitis) occurs when the soft tissue or muscles at the front of the forearm (flexors) responsible for extending the wrist and fingers, become inflamed... Read More