Cure your Nagging Tennis Elbow Before Spring

If you have ever spent time on the tennis court, you have likely heard a friend complaining about tennis elbow. It is typically categorized by a dull aching pain on the side of the elbow that is exacerbated when forcefully gripping objects (like tennis rackets). The pain is usually low level (easy to ignore), which leads people to wait for long periods of time before seeking medical attention. But waiting can actually make the disorder harder to fix. So what causes “tennis elbow” and how can you eliminate it before hitting the outdoor courts next Spring?!? Lateral Epicondylitis is the medical term for […]

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Shoulder Bursitis

So your doctor says you have bursitis of the shoulder.  You have had diffuse shoulder pain episodically over the past year.  Despite never really having any specific “injury” to your shoulder, the pain has been getting progressively worse over the course of the last 6-8 weeks.  You finally decide to go to the doctor because you have been waking up at night in pain and your spouse yelled at you to have it looked at.  Sound familiar? A routine x-ray of your shoulder found nothing.  Your MD moved your shoulder around a little during a few tests and it reproduced […]

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