Posts Tagged: tennis elbow

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 »

PRP: Ten Facts You Should Know

PRP injections can help quicken the healing process for injuries. Here are 10 things you should know about this emerging treatment option: 1. Platelet-rich Plasma PRP, or Platelet-rich Plasma, is used in emerging regenerative medicine therapies. It leverages the body’s ability to heal itself. It can help enhance the healing process for soft tissue injuries,… Read more »

Platelet Rich Plasma: A Treatment for Osteoarthritis and Inflammation

Platelet Rich Plasma Is Used to Treat Osteoarthritis and Inflammation Platelet Rich Plasma is used to treat osteoarthritis and inflammation . PRP is short for platelet rich plasma. Treatment of inflammation and osteoarthritis involves using PRP. This is a new area of orthopaedics called orthobiologics. This is an area of medicine where we use the body to… Read more »

An Overview of Tommy John’s Surgery

tommy john's surgery

Athletes sustain injuries frequently, and some of these wounds can have life-long consequences. Many have to quit the field entirely because they suffered a career-ending injury. Fortunately, doctors and researchers work continuously to come up with effective treatments for such cases. Tommy John’s Surgery is a perfect example of this. Here’s a brief overview of… Read more »

5 Treatments for Golfer’s Elbow

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 »

The Not So Funny Feeling You Get When You Hit Your Funny Bone

Using PRP Injections to Treat Cubital Tunnel Syndrome We’ve all been there. Somehow, and often out of nowhere, you hit your elbow in just the right spot to cause severe pain to shoot up and down your arm. This pain occurs whether you barely hit your elbow or when you really smack it against something…. Read more »

Platelet Rich Plasma Injections Now Offered by Louisville Orthopedic Surgeon Stacie Grossfeld MD

(PRLEAP.COM) LOUISVILLE, KY- (October 26, 2016) – Louisville sports medicine physician Dr. Stacie Grossfeld is offering Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections at her office in Louisville, Kentucky, in order to introduce patients to a new and innovative form of pain relief. Over the past several years, a number of research studies have validated the benefits… Read more »

The Mayo Clinic Studies the Epidemiology of Tennis Elbow

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 »

Platelet Rich Plasma vs. Platelet Poor Plasma

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 »