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5 Tips to Prevent Tennis Elbow This Summer

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If you’re a tennis buff, summer is probably your favorite season. This is the time of year when you hit the court for a little fun, sun, and exercise—and it’s also peak season for tennis elbow. If you’ve never experienced this painful condition, consider yourself lucky. And if you have, you know that the best way to deal with it is to try to avoid it in the first place.…

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3 Signs You May Have Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

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Most people have at least a basic understanding of carpal tunnel syndrome, a condition that produces pain, numbness or tingling in the thumb, index, middle and ring fingers due to pressure on the median nerve in the wrist.   A lesser-known, yet prevalent “tunnel” condition is cubital tunnel syndrome. Cubital tunnel syndrome has many things in common with carpal tunnel syndrome, but it involves a different nerve in the arm.…

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Committing to Fitness and Avoiding Injury in 2015

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With the New Year underway, there are thousands of New Yorkers who have made a resolution to commit to a healthier, more active lifestyle this year. While the advantages and merits of these resolutions are numerous, a new (or renewed) commitment to fitness can also spawn some unfortunate injuries. No matter what your fitness goals are, getting injured surely isn’t one of them. Here’s a look at the most common sports…