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Category Archives: Hand/Wrist/Elbow

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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31 Dec, 2018

Clicking a mouse or using a keyboard uncomfortable?

By: Rachel Herrmann, DPT Let PT give you a helping hand with your elbow, wrist, or hand issue.  Physical therapist is not just about getting people walking again. Physical therapists can also treat your upper extremities issues that impact one’s ability to type, hold, grip, squeeze, and perform other fine motor tasks with one’s hand

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26 Jul, 2018

Tennis, golf and other activities requiring repetitive motions

By: Angie Austin, LPTA This time of year is usually allows for more time in folks’ schedules to relax, go on vacation and even pick up hobbies they enjoy such as golf and tennis. Not to be a ‘debbie downer,’ but an increase in this kind of activity also means an increase in patients with

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8 Jun, 2018

Discomfort When Typing or Holding Something…

Some of the most common issues of the elbow, wrist, and hand include tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, De Quervain’s tendinitis, and post- wrist fracture. Below are the common symptoms you may experience with each of these issues and their causes. Tennis elbow (AKA lateral epicondylitis). People with this condition usually complain of pain of the

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