Posts Categorized: Hand, Wrist, Arm and Elbow Injuries

Golfer’s Elbow Treatment, Symptoms, and Prevention

Golfer's elbow treatment at Orthopaedic Specialists in Louisville KY

Golf season upon us! With the warmer weather rolling in, more carts are out on the course than usual. With golfers swinging, putting, and driving, it’s the perfect time to prepare for potential injuries you might encounter. The most common one we see is golfer’s elbow. The repetitive motion of swinging a golf club often… Read more »

Bess Fley, PA-C, June 2023 Newsletter: Little League Shoulder

Sports Medicine in Louisville, KY, Orthopaedic Specialists, Bess Fley PA-C, Dr. Stacie Grossfeld Supervising Doctor for Little League Shoulder

From the Desk of Bess Fley: Little League Shoulder Spending the day at the ballpark might be a dream come true for all the aspiring ‘Babe Ruth’s and ‘Jackie Robinson’s, and for all their enthusiasm and energy, it might seem like a win-win situation to let them practice and play all day and come home… Read more »

Patient of the Month: Chris Schardein

Chris Schardein is May's Patient of the Month for Orthopaedic Specialists.

Meet this month’s patient in the spotlight, Chris Schardein! Chris Schardein and her husband, Bill, are the proud owners of 2 and 3/8 acres in Fern Creek, where they have been growing daylilies since 1996. Their flower journey dates back even further to 1989, though, when they had only a 1/2-acre lot in Hikes Point,… Read more »

Bess Fley, PA-C, May 2023 Newsletter: Tennis Elbow

Sports Medicine in Louisville, KY, Orthopaedic Specialists, Bess Fley PA-C, Dr. Stacie Grossfeld Supervising Doctor for Little League Shoulder

From the Desk of Bess Fley: Tennis Elbow It’s that time of year when everyone is itching to get outside and enjoy the nice weather, and what better way than to play tennis or pickleball? Below, we’ll will discuss tips for both on and off the court to help prevent and successfully treat tennis elbow…. Read more »

Pickled on the Court: Pickleball Injury Treatment

Pickleball Injuries and the importance of Physical Therapy before an injury

Across the decades, different sports have come to be all the rage amongst particular age groups – perhaps you remember playing four-square and kickball in grade school, participating in the rage of football or basketball season in college, watched as the Spikeball national tournament earned a spot on one of ESPN’s networks. Sports have a… Read more »

7 Uses For PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) Injections

PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) injections are one of my favorite treatment modalities, and for good reason. This revolutionary therapy can be used to accelerate and promote healing, reduce pain, and limit inflammation in a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. As a form of “regenerative medicine”, PRP actually employs a small concentration of a patient’s own platelets to… Read more »

Common Elbow Injuries In Young Athletes

A young baseball player, suffering from Little Leaguer's Elbow

While the socialization and fitness found through joining a sports team provides innumerable benefits for children and young adults, most activities come with a heightened risk of accidental injury. Elbow injuries are particularly common in kids and young adults who play sports, whether from day-to-day overuse or an acute incident, like falling. Because children often… Read more »

Common Pickleball Injuries and Prevention

Common pickleball injuries

For years, pickleball has been the fastest growing recreational sport in the United States. It’s especially popular among elderly Americans, who enjoy it for socialization and low-impact exercise. Though very similar to other racquet sports like tennis and badminton, pickleball does vary in court size, net height, serve style, and other minor specifics. While pickleball… Read more »

De Quervain’s Syndrome

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is a painful condition that affects two tendons on the thumb side of your wrist. These tendons are located in a narrow space, almost like a tunnel. When the tendons become inflamed, they rub against the sides of the “tunnel”, causing pain and swelling. Keep reading to find out the symptoms, diagnosis,… Read more »

Preventing Overuse Injuries

Overuse injuries. They can stop you in your tracks and prevent you from moving your body the way you want to. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to mitigate your chances of developing an overuse injury. Read along to find out some general rules you can follow to stay healthy. Gradual Increases… Read more »