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Category Archives: Hand/Wrist/Elbow

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?

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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24 Apr, 2018

Plans to golf, garden or get outside

By Angie Austin, LPTA The weather is getting warmer and more people are headed outside, which means it’s that time of a year for an increase in patients with elbow injuries. Many people have heard of and will use terms like ‘tennis elbow’ and ‘golfer’s elbow.’ But what exactly are these conditions and what’s the

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11 Apr, 2018

Taking Care of a Fracture

What is a fracture? The word, ‘fracture’ is a medical term that refers to a crack or break in a bone. Bones are made of calcified materials, which give them their hard rigid structure. There are several types of fractures: Greenstick- when a bone is bent, but not broken all the way through. A buckle

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30 Jan, 2018

Carpal Tunnel and Tennis Elbow: What Causes These?

By Rachel Herrmann, DPT Let physical therapy give you a helping hand with your elbow, wrist or hand issue.  Physical therapy is not just about addressing issues in the lower body. Physical therapists can also treat issues in your upper extremities that impact the ability to type, hold, grip, squeeze and perform other fine motor

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