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What is a worse injury for a pitcher, a shoulder injury or elbow injury?

What is a worse injury for a pitcher, a shoulder injury or elbow injury?

Pitcher: They both can be equally impairing, especially if the require surgery. With both areas if it is not a surgical problem it is important to evaluate the throwing motion and the whole body kinetic chain to decern if a deficit is the cause of your shoulder or elbow pain. Important to not just focus on the area with symptoms but also focus on why you got the symptoms from throwing. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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What is tennis elbow?

What is tennis elbow?

Lateral elbow pain: An injury to the origin of the wrist extensor muscle mass along the lateral elbow. It's an overuse injury largely related to ergonomics. Treatment involves rest, and activity modifications. Cortisone shots can be damaging. The differential diagnosis includes a cervical radiculopathy. ...Read more

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Is every elbow injury considered "tennis elbow"?

Is every elbow injury considered "tennis elbow"?

No: Tennis elbow is a specific diagnosis. It happens to be the most common cause of lateral elbow pain, but there are many other diagnoses. See an upper extremity surgeon for a correct diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Is a shoulder or an elbow injury worse for a pitcher?

Is a shoulder or an elbow injury worse for a pitcher?

Either.: Either could be worse, depending on what structures are damaged. An ulnar ligament injury to the elbow is very disabling to a pitcher. A labral tear in the shoulder could be very disabling to a pitcher. ...Read more

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What actually is tennis elbow?

What actually is tennis elbow?

Tennis elbow: This is pain that arises from the lateral part of the elbow where the common extensor tendon originates from the lateral epicondyle. Usually arises due to repetitive irritation. ...Read more

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What is a pinched meniscus?

What is a pinched meniscus?

Bone spur.: That's a vague term. It could be getting pinched by a bone spur, or a loose body in the knee. ...Read more

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What is more pain: a hand fracture or a dislocation?

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What is more pain: a hand fracture or a dislocation?

Varies: Both can be quite painful depending on the patients pain threshold, type of dislocation and severity of fracture. Prompt treatment is required and preferred to restore normal alignment and protective spilinting to a fracture or dislocation. ...Read more

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What is more painful, a broken knee cap or a torn Achilles tendon?

What is more  painful, a broken knee cap or a torn Achilles tendon?

Broken knee cap: Achilles tendon rupture often do not hurt much and can easily be overlooked. A broken bone e.g. Knee cap hurts much more and will cause your leg to buckle painfully when you attempt to put weight on it. ...Read more

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How serious is a patellar tendonitis injury?

How serious is a patellar tendonitis injury?

Depends: The seriousness of patellar tendonitis injury depends on how it affects your function. If your activities are not affected then it is not too serious, but if you are substantially hampered then it is more serious. ...Read more

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What is a common skiiers thumb injury?

What is a common skiiers thumb injury?

Injury thumb: Thisis a common injury that skiers get. It occurs from a fall on an outstretched thumb that hyperextends at the mcp joint. Chronically if not treated laxity develops and repeat injury and pain is common. Unfortunatel skiers fall and get this injury commonly. It is also called gamekeepers thumb from keepers of game birds whosre job it was to break the birds neck.
http://www.handctr.com/thumb-sprain ...Read more

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What is a medial ankle sprain?

What is a medial ankle sprain?

Location of injury: A medial ankle injury is a soft tissue injury to the inner side of the ankle corresponding to the same side as that of the big toe. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a rotator cuff injury?

Anyone know what is a rotator cuff injury?

Good Question: We need a better understanding of your true diagnosis first. Do you have a strain/sprain without tear, a minor partial tear, a structural partial tear, or a full thickness tear? Each has a different prognosis and treatment. Learn more here: http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/rotator-cuff-tear.Htm. ...Read more

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What is a tendon?

What is a tendon?

Tendon: A tendon very simply is the structure that connects muscle to bone allowing the muscle to thereby "do it's thing" i.E move the bone. ...Read more

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What is done for a finger dislocation injury?

What is done for a finger dislocation injury?

Go to ER: The dislocation should be reduced within a few hours in the ER or most likely the patient will require surgery to out it back in place ...Read more

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What's the difference between how tennis elbow and a hyperextended elbow feel?

May be none: Both should only hurt with activity although they will hurt with different motions. Tennis elbow will only hurt if the lateral epicondyle ( the outer bump of the elbow) is stressed by activities like grasping or lifting. A hyperextended elbow will hurt with almost any motion but certainly with simple flexion and extension of the joint. ...Read more

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How does a pitcher get a rotator cuff injury or is it just a pulled muscles?

How does a pitcher get a rotator cuff injury or is it just a pulled muscles?

It can be a cuff: A pitcher can cause damage to their rotator cuff. However, the issues that upper extremity athletes have with their shoulders are unique. Therefore, there treatments are unique. If you are pitcher and you are having shoulder pain, see a shoulder specialist orthopedic surgeon who has experience with upper extremity athletes. ...Read more

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What is the right treatment for a sports injury meniscus tear?

What is the right treatment for a sports injury   meniscus tear?

Surgery.: Usually arhtroscopic surgery is required to take care of a meniscal tear. ...Read more

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Is every elbow injury considered "tennis elbow"?

No: Tennis elbow is a specific diagnosis. It happens to be the most common cause of lateral elbow pain, but there are many other diagnoses. See an upper extremity surgeon for a correct diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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I had a specific injury that caused my tennis elbow. I had multiple cortisone & blood injections & surgery 4 mos. Ago-still have pain-any other tx?

I had a specific injury that caused my tennis elbow. I had multiple cortisone & blood injections & surgery 4 mos. Ago-still have pain-any other tx?

More detailed surger: It depends on the surgery that was done. The tried and true operation is to detach the ligament, shear off the bone spur, and reattache the ligament. More limited surgery is sometimes ineffective. Other treatments you have received are appropriate. ...Read more

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Can tennis elbow coexist with ligament injury? What kind of treatment you can advice?

Can tennis elbow coexist with ligament injury? What kind of treatment you can advice?

Epicondilytis: Suggest injury to the ligament that attaches to that bone. Is a very common injury that is aided by rest, ice supportive devices and topical anti-inflammatory ointments. Once is all healed, specific strength program for forearms may keep you from reinjuring. ...Read more

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What is a tennis elbow?

What is a tennis elbow?

See below: You may visit this site for information on this topic:
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tennis-elbow/symptoms-causes/syc-20351987
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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How can I cure tennis elbow?

How can I cure tennis elbow?

Rest, ice & nSAID's: Rest, ice and anti-inflammatory medications are initial treatments for inflammation. Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is a overuse injury involving the outside of the elbow. For persistent symptoms, a brace, oral/injectable steroids and/ot therapy may be needed. Avoid things that make your symptoms worse. It make take up to 6 months for symptoms to resolve. See an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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How do you get tennis elbow?

Overuse: Tennis elbow is inflammation of the tendons on the outside of the elbow, almost always caused by overuse of the arm/elbow. The forearm muscles and elbow tendons become damaged and inflammed with overuse, commonly seen with tennis, racquet ball, as well as in painters, plumbers, carpenters, auto workers, and cooks. Any repetitive motion with the forearm can cause this but it can occur insidiously. ...Read more

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How do you treat tennis elbow?

Multi-modal: Typically, i treat patients with tennis elbow with a tennis elbow brace, exercises/physical therapy, nsaids, transverse massage, corticosteroid injections, and ultimately, surgery if these modalities are not successful. ...Read more

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What can I do for tennis elbow?

What can I do for tennis elbow?

Elbow Band: One may need to rest the elbow for a period of time. Physical therapy may be helpful. There are also elbow straps that support the radial tendons that are affected by tennis elbow that are inexpensive and effective. In severe cases a local injection of steroids may be useful. ...Read more

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How does tennis elbow affect me?

How does tennis elbow affect me?

Painful grip: Tennis elbow affects the outer prominent aspect of your blow. It is usually due to overuse (e.., too much tennis). Treatment is nonoperative and can consist of rest, ice, nsaids, bracing, nd local steroid injection. Rarely, surgery is indicted. Also referred to as lateral epicondylitis. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose tennis elbow?

First turn palms up: With palms turned upward, you'll define the outer part of forearm as the lateral part. The lateral epicondyle is the bony part where the tendons and muscles attach and go distally (toward hand). Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is generally caused by repetitive motions over-using these muscles; occurs in tennis, golf, excess computing...But doing it wrong. Rx, then learn proper moves. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have tennis elbow?

How can I tell if I have tennis elbow?

Tennis Elbow AKA: Lateral epicondylitis. Pain on outside of elbow with gripping an grabbing, pushing and pulling. Pain radiating up arm and into forearm. Treat it with ice massage, wrist brace to keep the muscles in your forearm rested and nsaids if needed. If not getting better a cortisone injection should help. ...Read more

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Tennis elbow symptoms are usually what?

Tennis elbow symptoms are usually what?

Tennis elbow: Symptoma include lateral elbow pain which worsens with grasping with palm down, heavy lifting, or repetitive grasping. Pain improves with rest, although in late stages, patients frequently have pain at rest as well as with activities. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of tennis elbow?

What are some symptoms of tennis elbow?

Painful grip: Tennis elbow affects the outer prominent aspect of your blow. It is usually due to overuse (e.., too much tennis). Treatment is nonoperative and can consist of rest, ice, nsaids, bracing, nd local steroid injection. Rarely, surgery is indicted. Also referred to as lateral epicondylitis. ...Read more

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What is the best way to heal tennis elbow?

What is the best way to heal tennis elbow?

Start with RICE: Lateral epicondylitis (aka "tennis elbow") is a common overuse injury to the elbow. In order to treat the pain, i recommend you start with rice, follow with stretching/ strengthening (therapy), & consider couterforce bracing. If these treatments fail you may be a candidate for cortisone or prp injections. Some people end up needing surgery... http://drmarkgalland.com/category/elbow. ...Read more

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Has anybody really been cured from tennis elbow?

Has anybody really been cured from tennis elbow?

Yes.: Tennis elbow can be cured up to 90-95% of the time. Most go away with medication and physical therapy. Stubborn ones may require a cortisone injection. The worst of the worst generally benefit from surgical treatment. ...Read more

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Has anyone actually been cured from tennis elbow?

Has anyone actually been cured from tennis elbow?

Absolutely: The large majority of patients with tennis elbow fully recover. For some patients, it may take 1-2 years, as tendons heal very slowly & repetitive stress on the tendon does not allow for a rapid recovery. Wrist splint, eccentric strengthening of the forearm extensors & relative rest help many patients. Cortisone or prp injections are beneficial for many. The fast procedure is another great option. ...Read more

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Should I see a dr if I believe I have tennis elbow?

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See your doctor: to rule out any other disorder and to prevent future complications.Tennis elbow often gets better on its own or with home remedies: ice, rest and OTC NSAIDs for pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: tennis elbow?

Tendon problem: Tennis elbow is a tendonopathy, meaning inflammation, degeneration and/or microtears of the common extensor tendon of the forearm, as it originates at the lateral elbow onto the lateral epicondyle (end of the humerus). ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of tennis elbow?

Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of tennis elbow?

Pain: The symptoms are1)pain lateral aspect of the elbow2)pain when lifting3)pain with resisted extension of the wrist and fingers4)pain against. Resisted supination of the wrist.Those are the most common symptoms however you may expirence pain along the arm and forearm laterally. ...Read more

Tennis Elbow (Definition)

Also known as lateral epicondylitis, this is a painful condition of the ...Read more