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tennis elbow

What Is Tennis Elbow?

Many patients who have never even used a tennis racket experience the orthopedic issue known as tennis elbow. What tennis elbow really means is tendonitis of the tendon that connects our forearm muscle to the elbow joint. This tendon becomes inflamed when it is irritated by constant use of the elbow joint and arm muscles. Those […]

soccer injury

Soccer Injuries: Hamstring Pull or Tear

Soccer players often experience trouble with their hamstrings. Constant running and sprinting can cause overuse injuries to the hamstring. The hamstring is a tendon that runs down the back of the thigh and attaches to the knee flexor muscles. It’s common for the tendon to be pulled and strained at this spot when overused. A strain […]

carpal tunnel pain

How Do I Know If I Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Everybody has heard of carpal tunnel syndrome, but a common misconception is that all wrist and hand pain are carpal tunnel syndrome. The truth is carpal tunnel has a very specific presentation. Carpal tunnel is a narrow passage situated on the palm side of the wrist that connects forearm to hand. Nerves and a tendon cross […]

anserine knee pain

Knee Conditions: What Is Pes Anserine Tendonitis?

There are many possible conditions that may be causing the knee pain you feel when you work out, climb stairs, or stretch. One common knee condition you may not know that you have is called Pes Anserine. This is tendonitis of a specific tendon at the inside of your knee that usually causes bursitis as […]

elbow selfie

What Is ‘Selfie Elbow’?

Text neck, text thumb and iPad hand have all become common ailments over the past several years and all of these “conditions” seem to revolve around our incessant use of our phones, tablets and computers.  Now, we have another “condition” to add to the tech-med lexicon – “selfie elbow”.  That’s right, selfie elbow. But is selfie elbow […]

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