Overview for Elbow

Tennis Elbow: Not Just for Tennis Players

Even if you don’t know the difference between a lob and a volley and equate love with hugs and kisses rather than keeping score, you can still develop tennis elbow. Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) occurs when the tendons that attach the forearm bone to the outer portion of the elbow become weakened, due to overuse or trauma, placing extra stress on the arm, forearm, and hand muscles.

Written by GAOrtho Admin on Thursday July 14, 2016
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Golfer’s Elbow: Causes and Treatments

Officially, it’s known as medial epicondylitis, but the tennis players, rock climbers, weightlifters, cross-fit aficionados, and, yes, golfers who suffer from it know it simply as golfer’s elbow. While golfers are especially prone to this condition, any individual who overuses his hands wrist and forearms (by repetitively gripping or flexing) is at risk of developing golfer’s elbow. If you’re experiencing stiffness, tingling, excruciating pain, numbness, tenderness, and limited mobility in your elbow, you may have golfer’s elbow.

Written by GAOrtho Admin on Wednesday April 6, 2016
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