Elbow

To make some injuries less ambiguous to their patients, physicians often give complicated injuries a more relatable name. For instance, the common name for adhesive capsulitis is frozen shoulder – which describes how the shoulder joint becomes so stiff and painful it may feel “frozen” in place. Common names can give someone a quick idea of what their condition involves without requiring extensive medical research. However, sometimes these names can do the opposite and confuse, rather than clarify, someone’s perception of their injury. Two injuries that are often misunderstood because of their common names are “golfer’s elbow” and “tennis elbow.” Both injuries are forms of elbow tendinitis, involving weakness in the tendons connecting the forearm muscles to the elbow. Both are caused by overuse and repetitive arm and wrist motions. So, what’s the difference?

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" background_color="#eeeeee" z_index="" el_class="injury-title"][vc_column][vc_video link="https://youtu.be/iIiwapOC6HI"][vc_column_text]In this injury spotlight, Dr. Travis Owens defines Tennis Elbow, also known as Lateral Epicondylitis, and discusses its causes and symptoms. He also demonstrates some active care techniques to help prevent Tennis Elbow symptoms....

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" background_color="#eeeeee" z_index="" el_class="injury-title"][vc_column][vc_video link="https://youtu.be/AvKo7NdMbxM"][vc_column_text]In this video, Airrosti’s Dr. Travis Owens discusses the mechanics, causes, and symptoms of medial epicondylitis (more commonly known as Golfer’s elbow). He also discusses the traditional treatment options for this injury, and how Airrosti’s approach is different...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]Elbow pain is often caused by overuse injuries. Repetitive motions from work or sports can cause irritation and inflammation. The elbow joint is also susceptible to arthritic pains due to years of wear and tear. Traditionally, rest...