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What You Should Know About Golfer’s Elbow

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With the arrival of spring and warmer weather, many Americans will once again be hitting the golf course. Unfortunately, this also means that golf-related injuries are bound to occur. One of the most common golf injuries is golfer’s elbow.   Dr. Francis Mendoza, NYC-based orthopaedic surgeon specializing in shoulder and elbow conditions, explains the injury, its symptoms, treatment options as well as tips to keep your elbows safe on the…

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Common Yoga Injuries in the Elbow & Shoulder

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Yoga can be a great form of exercise with many health benefits including increased strength and flexibility and reduced tension. Not surprisingly, millions of Americans take to the mat on a regular basis. With the increasing popularity of yoga practice there has also been a rise in yoga injuries, specifically in the elbow and shoulder. Yoga injuries can range from occasional mild pain to more serious strains and dislocations. They…

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All About Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

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It isn't very funny when you knock your "funny bone" into something. Suddenly, a sharp, electrifying sensation surges down your arm into your fingers from your elbow; it hurts, but subsides in a few moments. The reason why hitting your elbow hurts so much is because of a nerve that starts in your neck and travels through your arm. This nerve is called the ulnar nerve, and it is located…

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Stay Safe on the Golf Course This Spring

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Golf is a great way to stay active, especially during the warm spring and summer months. While many people think of  golf as a low-impact sport, it can often lead to serious injuries! Lower back injuries are commonly associated with playing golf. While playing golf, players tend to repeatedly twist their body at the lower hips in order to swing the club. This repeated motion results in pressure on the lower…

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What is Tennis Elbow?

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Also known as lateral epicondylitis, tennis elbow is a painful condition that can interfere with every day arm movements. Typically caused by overuse of the elbow, tennis elbow affects the lateral epicondyle (the area where the forearm's tendons connect with the bony outer portion of the elbow). Tennis elbow usually affects adults aged 30-50, but anyone who stresses their wrists too often is also at risk for this condition. The…

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