This winter has been a history-making, record-breaking one, and we can thank the Winter Olympics for a large part of that! Did you see the unified Korean women’s ice hockey team take to the ice for the opening preliminary match against Switzerland? It marked the first time the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea came together to field a team at the Winter Olympics. The capacity-filled hockey center cheered in unity for their team, but you have to imagine the cheers had much deeper meaning than just a hockey game.
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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