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Common Types of Elbow Injuries

Common Types of Elbow Injuries

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
The elbow is a complex joint that permits extension and flexion of the lower arm. It also permits the rotation of the wrist and hand.

Causes of Shoulder Weakness and Pain

Causes of Shoulder Weakness and Pain

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
The shoulder joint has the greatest range of motion of all the joints in the human body. Its complexity is also its weakness because the shoulder can become injured relatively easily.

Causes of Ankle Pain

Causes of Ankle Pain

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
If you are suffering from ankle pain, it could be caused by a number of different injuries or medical conditions.

Different Types of Hip Injuries

Different Types of Hip Injuries

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
The hips are one of the strongest parts of the human body and serve a crucial role in keeping us on our feet.

Elbow Injuries

Elbow Injuries

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
Most of us have had an elbow injury at some point – if only just a knock to the “funny bone,” which can cause an uncomfortable shooting sensation along the forearm.

Occupational Physical Therapy

Occupational Physical Therapy

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
Most everyone is familiar with Physical Therapy. You are injured during an accident or rehabilitating from surgery, you work with a physical therapist to continue the healing and recovery process.

Common Gymnastics Injuries

Common Gymnastics Injuries

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
Gymnastics is the kind of sport that requires coordination, endurance, and strength. The ability to mold and bend the body into different movements and positions display an individual’s ability to balance and control parts of the body such as the arms, legs, shoulder, back, chest and abdominal muscles.

Physical Therapy to Treat Injuries

Physical Therapy to Treat Injuries

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
Physical therapy can help people of all ages regain motion or improve their function after suffering any of a variety of injuries and illnesses.

What Makes the Shoulder So Delicate?

What Makes the Shoulder So Delicate?

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
Shoulders are the most mobile joint of the human body. They offer the greatest range of motion – and because of this flexibility, it is one of the most injured joints in the body.

Biceps Tendonitis

Biceps Tendonitis

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
Sometimes our shoulders can ache and hurt, but it is not necessarily due to a shoulder injury – it may be due to a slow development of biceps tendonitis.