Elbow Pain? 3 Simple Exercises for Elbow Pain Relief

Elbow Pain is very common and frustrating to treat because of how nagging the pain can be.  This blog post will introduce you to the necessary anatomy, and break down the symptoms and conditions normally experienced with pain associated with the elbow. The Anatomy of the elbow The elbow is made up of three bones:…

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How To Prevent Elbow Pain With Pickleball or Tennis

Getting relief from irritating elbow pain that extends all the way down to your wrists and hands and be very scary to deal with.  Inflammation can occur when obvious stress or overuse is noticeable.  To prevent elbow pain when playing pickleball or any other racquet sport you should take a look at your swing form…

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Tennis Elbow Isn’t just For Tennis Players

Tennis Elbow

Isn’t Tennis Elbow just for tennis players? Although the term tennis elbow clearly originated from people hitting tennis balls, the condition should be termed “computer elbow” at this point. These days, it’s more commonly caused by computer usage. Tennis elbow would best be described as a repetitive strain injury, which is ultimately induced by repetitive…

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How Do You Prevent Elbow Pain?

Elbow Joint

When considering joint health, there are several standouts that come to mind first, namely the shoulders, knees, and neck. One joint that is integral to a person’s functional ability, which is quite often overlooked, is the condition of your elbow health. The elbow is one of those things that tend to be taken for granted…

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How Do You Treat Tendonitis?

Tendonitis

At Preferred Physical Therapy we often get patients coming to us with a diagnosis of tendonitis in some form which in some cases is accurate, but often this isn’t completely accurate. Often patients have overuse injuries in their tendons related to an overload of the surrounding area versus an area that is just inflamed. The…

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Still Have Elbow Pain? Here’s 1 Simple Thing You Haven’t Tried

Elbow Pain

Elbow pain can be caused by a number of reasons.  Over the years we’ve talked about a majority of them! Some causes include the elbow joint itself, the wrist and forearm, and even higher into the neck and shoulder.  One cause of elbow pain we have not talked a lot about is how weak rotator…

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The Most Common Injuries in Golf

Golfer

Over the past month in this column, you’ve read about common elbow injuries usually caused by activities such as tennis or computer usage. But how about taking a seemingly effortless walk on the grass and hitting a few balls along the way? Injuries in golf are very common. But the problem with golf is that…

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Tendonitis: How Ice Will Make It Worse

Tendonitis

This week’s topic…. Tendonitis. I’ve had a few cases of tendonitis at my Physical therapy clinic in Glendale, Arizona this past month and they’ve got three things in common… There’s a weakness in the muscle or one of the surrounding muscles, lots of muscle tension, and a history of repetitive movement under load. All of…

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Fastest Way To Relieve Elbow Pain

Tight Elbows

Whether you’re dealing with tendonitis, a golfer’s elbow, tennis elbow, or any other names for this general condition, having elbow and high forearm pain can interfere a lot in everyday life. After all, elbows are involved every time you lift something and when it triggers a pain response every time, it can be really disheartening.…

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What is Tennis Elbow Caused By?

Tennis Elbow Keyboard

Although the term tennis elbow clearly originated from people hitting tennis balls around, the condition should be termed “computer elbow” at this point. These days, it’s more commonly caused by computer usage. Tennis elbow would best be described as a repetitive strain injury, which is ultimately induced by repetitive motions, leading to chronic exhaustion of…

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