Tag: sports medicine

Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow) Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Tennis Elbow can be a Painful condition

Lateral epicondylitis or tennis elbow is a painful overuse condition that affects the tendons on the lateral aspect of the elbow. It is a common injury for anyone that performs repetitive motions such as tennis players who often perform an excessive amount of wrist extension with backhand swings. Although this condition is most commonly referred to as tennis elbow, lateral epicondylitis has many different causes and may occur in any sport or activity that involves repetitively gripping an object.

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Types of Knee Braces: A Guide to Finding the Right Knee Brace

hinged-knee-brace

Knee pain is a very common ailment affecting a wide range of people. A variety of knee braces from many well-known manufacturers such as DonJoy, Breg, Ossur, McDavid, and Cho-Pat are available to help alleviate the pain associated with different knee injuries. With the help of a medical professional, finding the right brace for a specific injury can be easy.

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Tips to Avoid Joint and Hip Injuries

Hip Joint

Joints take quite a beating over the course of a person’s life, causing wear-and-tear damage that can lead to osteoarthritis and other chronic joint conditions. Weight-bearing joints, like hips and knees, are among the most vulnerable to this type of damage. Avoiding joint and hip injuries is an important step toward that goal and can help prevent disabling joint problems later in life.

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Ankle Sprains: Anatomy, Symptoms, and Treatment

Ankle Sprain

One of the most common injuries in athletics is a lateral ankle sprain. This is when the foot is inverted (foot rolls so the inside of the foots arch is facing up) and one or more of the ligaments on the outside of the ankle is damaged. There are different grades of ankle sprains depending on severity as well as the ligament that is injured. The signs and symptoms of the injury help determine the grade, treatment and healing time of the sprain.

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The Newest Threat to Athletes: Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

MRSA Infection Skin Abscess

Bacterial infections in athletes are very common and can greatly hamper their ability to compete and perform at their best, but these infections are usually easily treated with antibiotics. MRSA is a bacterial infection (commonly known as a staph infection) that has become resistant to many antibiotics that doctors commonly prescribe to treat infections.

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