Your Achilles tendon is your strongest and largest tendon in your body. It is also known as the heel cord or calcaneal tendon. It is located on the back of your leg and connects your calf muscle to your heel bone. That makes it a very important part of your body, and if something goes wrong with it, it can affect many other important functions of your body.
Tennis Elbow and Golfer's Elbow are similar conditions that are caused by overuse of the muscles and tendons in the forearm. Tennis elbow pain generally occurs on the outside of the elbow, while golfer's elbow typically occurs on the inside of the elbow. This pain is not limited to only those who participate in playing tennis and golf; it can affect all people who repeatedly use their wrists or clinch their fingers. While these conditions can be painful, they do not need to keep you from doing the activities you enjoy - or keep you away from work.
At Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians, we will conduct a through examination to specifically pinpoint the source of your elbow and forearm pain. It is always helpful for our board certified staff if you will log your typical daily activity, including any activity that tax your elbow. Whether it be work related, sports related, or recreational related, noting the frequency and intensity of your activity can help us properly treat your discomfort. We understand that all of our patients are individuals, and our low patient to physician ratio allows us to give you individualized care and to come up with a personalized treatment plan.
For most patients, specific physical therapy and a specialized at home treatment plan are enough to help them recover from tennis and golfer's elbow. These conditions can be reversed with the proper care and treatment you will receive from Ortho Sport & Spine. If you are suffering from Tennis or Golfer's elbow, our physicians will work with you to get you back in the swing of things - whether on the court, the course, or in life.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Armin Oskouei, Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians
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