Tennis Elbow Symptoms After the US Open

With the US Open just behind us, tennis fans and players alike were cheering on those big names out there making a play for the championship trophy and staggering amount of prize money up for grabs. This year’s hopefuls have come out swinging, showing their skills on the court, and making a play for that ever-elusive title. That being said, as any tennis player knows, no matter the level of play, tennis injuries can wreak havoc on your game, and tennis elbow symptoms specifically can keep you from the court. What is tennis elbow? Also called lateral epicondylitis, tennis elbow is a very common tennis injury that often occurs as a result of overuse, injury, or a strain of the tendon that connects the forearm muscles to bone on the outside of the elbow. Called tennis elbow because it often effects tennis players, it isn’t actually limited to tennis players, but the occurrences are far higher within this sport. Tennis elbow symptoms occur as a result of the inflammation caused by the overuse or injury of the tendon. This most commonly results in pain and tenderness, but can also lead to wrist and hand grip weakness, pain when the elbow...

Avoiding Baseball Injuries – 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Baseball fans: the 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game is just around the corner! This year, the best of the best will face off at Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins, for an exciting five day event culminating in the 85th All-Star Game on July 15th! Baseball players: Whether you play in an organized league, on a regular basis, or just have the odd meet-up on the diamond with friends, before heading out there and putting on the glove, be aware of the fact that baseball can be accompanied by a number of unfortunate pains – so be prepared! Here is a list of the top 5 baseball injuries, their respective symptoms, and treatment options for each. Torn rotator cuff – this is when one or more of the tendons of the rotator cuff muscles is torn. This can be caused by an injury (such as an over extension), or degeneration (repetition), and the severity ranges from a partial tear to a full tear. Pain and inflammation are common symptoms of this type of injury. Treatment can included physical therapy to improve flexibility and the strength of the muscles surrounding the joint, or may require more extensive treatment if...

Gearing Up For The 2013 Golf Season: Avoid Golf Injuries Before They Happen

As March winds down and the snow melts we start to see golf courses welcoming players onto the tee. It is also pretty common to see those early bird golfers out there perfecting their swing at neighbouring driving ranges at the first possible chance. If you‘re hooked on golf, warm weather is constantly tempting and prompting you to fit a game in as often as you possibly can!! But how do you prepare for the golf season before it starts? Do you head out and find yourself a new set of clubs? Purchase some new golf shoes? These tasks will make you look stylish but do nothing to prepare your body for the course. While some don‘t see golf as a strenuous sport, those who play - and know the game - recognize that it‘s a great form of exercise, working several different muscles in your body. Like many other sports, golf too has common injuries that people struggle with. Golf injuries can come from a variety of different factors - be it inexperience or repetition. Avoiding golf injuries is crucial if you want to keep up your normal level of play. A sports injury clinic that offers a golf...