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Category Archives: Hand/Wrist/Elbow

2 Apr, 2020

Everyday Tasks that are Leading to Elbow Issues

Many people have heard and will use terms like “tennis elbow” and “golfer’s elbow” but what exactly is the difference?  Not much really….Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow are both overuse injuries that are caused by any activity that requires repetitive motion of the arm and wrist. The difference between the two conditions lies in where

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18 Feb, 2020

Repetitive Motions and Elbow Conditions

Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow are both overuse injuries that are caused by any activity that requires repetitive motion of the arm and wrist. Repetitive motions using forehand/backhand are common in cooks, painters, carpenters, plumbers or computer/mouse work. Either one of these conditions can also develop from everyday chores such as raking, gardening, chopping wood,

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10 Feb, 2020

Overuse Injury in Our Elbow

Medial epicondylitis, is the fancy medical word for “Golfer’s Elbow” or “Pitcher’s Elbow.” What is Golfer’s Elbow? This overuse injury is characterized by pain on the inside of the elbow that can radiate into the forearm. It occurs when inflammation affects the tendons that connect the forearm to the elbow. Golfer’s elbow usually occurs from

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12 Nov, 2019

Where That Elbow Pain is Coming From

Many people have heard of and will use terms like ‘tennis elbow’ and ‘golfer’s elbow.’ What exactly are these conditions and what’s the difference? The truth is, not much. Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow are both overuse injuries that are caused by any activity that requires repetitive motion of the arm and wrist.   The

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17 Oct, 2019

Golfer’s Elbow and What to Do About it

Golfer’s elbow, or sometimes called pitcher’s elbow, is medically defined as medial epicondylitis. How it Occurs This overuse injury is characterized by pain on the inside of the elbow that can radiate into the forearm. This condition occurs when inflammation affects our tendons that connect our forearm to our elbow. Golfer’s elbow usually occurs from

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4 Oct, 2019

Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Problems That Could Be Affecting Your Rock Climbing

For everyone, our hands and elbows are essential in our everyday lives. Think about how many times a day you use your hands. They are required for nearly every movement. For rock climbers, your hands are a key tool you need to make it to the top of the wall. Some of the most common

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10 Sep, 2019

We Don’t Have to Live With Hand, Wrist, or Elbow Pain

Hand, wrist, and elbow injuries are common among the population and have probably affected everyone at one point or another. Some of the most common issues we may have or will experience throughout the elbow, wrist and hand include: Tennis elbow Carpal tunnel De Quervain’s tendonitis Wrist fractures So what can causes these various conditions

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11 Jul, 2019

Don’t Let Your Hands Live in Discomfort

Inflammation, swelling, and other discomfort in your hands and wrists can make doing everyday things not only difficult, but painful. Your hands are required for everything you do; cooking, cleaning, writing, typing, grabbing things, and the list goes on. At Loudoun Sports Therapy Center there are a couple of things we often see in hands

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1 Jun, 2019

Our Hands are Required for Nearly Every Movement

Think about how many times a day you use your hands. Our hands are required for nearly every movement.  Our upper extremities impact our ability to type on our computer keyboard, hold our morning cup of coffee, grip the steering wheel while driving and our phone while talking to a family member as well as

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31 May, 2019

Tennis or Golf…

Many people have heard of and will use terms like ‘tennis elbow’ and ‘golfer’s elbow.’ But what exactly are these conditions? Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow are both overuse injuries that are caused by any activity that requires repetitive motion of the arm and wrist. The difference between the two conditions lies in where the elbow is inflamed.

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