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Category Archives: Hand/Wrist/Elbow

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

Your Hands are Required for Nearly Every Movement

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

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31 May, 2019

Tennis or Golf Anyone?

Tennis or Golf anyone?  The weather is getting warmer and more people are headed outside, which means it’s that time of year for elbow injuries. 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

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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?

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

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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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