Tennis And Golfers Elbow
Did you know that many of the golfers/tennis elbow patients did not get injured playing golf or tennis? In fact, almost 90% of these injuries are due to labor related occupations with repetitive activities requiring repetitive gripping.
Have you recently had a blow to your elbow or lean on your elbows for prolonged periods? This can cause a pocket of fluid on the tip of your elbow called bursitis.
Did you know that Osteoarthritis is one of the top causes of disability in older adults? People with a history of injury such as a fracture of the elbow, older people and people who have a family history of Osteoarthritis.
Elbow dislocations are rare but can happen with a fall on an outstretched arm. Many dislocations are sports related; however, genetics can play a role in dislocations due to loose ligaments.
Did you know that many elbow ligament injuries do not require surgery? The bones in the elbow do a good job of maintaining the alignment of the joint helping with the stability of the elbow. Even though the joint is stable, it could still be stiff and painful.
Elbow fractures are not only caused by a fall but can be due to a direct impact or twisting motion to the arm. If the fracture sight is at low risk of moving, it is possible to treat with a sling and splint and may not require surgery.