woman playing golf at risk for developing golfer's elbow

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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Tennis and Common Shoulder Injuries

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Tennis can be a great way to exercise and stay fit.  However, constantly swinging a racket back and forth can put a great deal of strain on your body, and cause repetitive-motion injuries. Although tennis elbow, an inflammation of the muscles and tendons of the forearm, is most commonly associated with playing the sport, there are several shoulder injuries closely associated with tennis. Let's take a closer look at 3 tennis-related common shoulder injuries:…

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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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