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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.

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.

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.

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.

How Chiropractic Care Can Worsen Your Hip Pain

How Chiropractic Care Can Worsen Your Hip Pain

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
When you’re experiencing moderate to severe hip pain, you just want the hurting to stop. So, in an effort to avoid surgery, you may try all sorts of alternative treatments.

Orthopedic Injuries in Men vs. Women

Orthopedic Injuries in Men vs. Women

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
There are certain fundamental differences that exist between men’s and women's physiology. Although leagues now exist for both men and women to play the same sports.

Overuse Injuries – How Can You Prevent Them?

Overuse Injuries – How Can You Prevent Them?

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
There are two basic types of injuries: acute injuries and overuse injuries. Acute injuries happen as a result of a single, often blunt-force trauma to the body.

The Benefits of Going to an Orthopaedic Urgent Care

The Benefits of Going to an Orthopaedic Urgent Care

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
Americans work hard, and they play hard. So when an orthopaedic accident or injury occurs at home, on the job, or while exercising or playing sports, many choose to go to the Emergency Room.

Tendonitis Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

Tendonitis Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
If you know someone who participates in sports or leads an active life, odds are you also know someone who suffers from tendonitis. Tendonitis is a relatively common condition that can be quite painful and affect performance.

How Can Stress Fractures Lead to Elbow Pain?

How Can Stress Fractures Lead to Elbow Pain?

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
When we think of a broken bone, we usually think of sports injuries or car accidents. However, another common way for a bone to break is via a stress fracture.