1. It is an overuse injury. 2. Pain is located over the lateral epicondyle which is the bony part of the elbow located on the outer side. 3. Any activity that requires wrist extension will hurt; such as picking up a cup of coffee or shaking someone’s hand. 4. The elbow may feel stiff in… Read more »
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If you have been experiencing pain when gripping or arehaving weak wrist movement in general, it’s possible you are experiencing what is called golfer’s elbow. Golfer’s elbow is known medically as medial epicondylitis and can sometimes even be a form of chronic tendinitis. Golfer’s elbow is also commonly referred to as “thrower’s elbow.” It is… Read more »
Lateral epicondylitis, also known as tennis elbow, is a commonly seen condition in general practice clinics and has been reported to affect 1 to 3 percent of adults in the U.S. each year. A study conducted at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, with lead author Dr. Thomas Sanders, Jr. was reported in the Journal of American… Read more »
Is platelet rich plasma (PRP) better than platelet poor plasma? Current orthopaedic uses of platelet rich plasma or PRP include three major areas: 1) Acute muscle/ tendon injuries, for example, hamstring tears, 2) Chronic tendinitis, for example, tennis elbow, and 3) Intraoperative augmentation, for example, rotator cuff repairs. There are numerous studies examining the effects of PRP but… Read more »
1. You do not have to be a tennis player to get tennis elbow 2. Tennis elbow is typically caused by overuse or some type of trauma 3. Also called lateral epicondylitis and “archer’s elbow,” tennis elbow is a type of tendonitis
Are you experiencing pain from tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis? Check out the latest YouTube video from Louisville orthopedic surgeon Dr. Stacie Grossfeld for specific tennis elbow exercises that you can try! https://youtu.be/LlRa23O69WI
What is Tennis Elbow? Tennis elbow is a condition that ranges from a simple inflammation of two of the tendons in the elbow (extensor Carpi radialis brevis ECRB and the extensor carpi radialis longus ECRL) to an actual tear within the tendon.