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Elbow and arm injuries

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in Elbow and arm injuries, Email Newsletters, Musculoskeletal injuries, Overuse injuries

Elbow pain is usually fairly straight forward, either occurring on the medial side or the lateral side. Unfortunately, that’s where the simplicity ends. Lateral epicondylitis (LE), also known as tennis elbow, is a chronic condition that plagues racquet sport athletes, archers, and shooters. Today’s feature article, by physiotherapist Trevor Langford, explores the diagnosis and rehabilitation... MORE

Lateral epicondylitis: assessment and rehabilitation

in Elbow and arm injuries, Musculoskeletal injuries, Overuse injuries

Trevor Langford explores the recent thinking on lateral epicondylitis. As well as describing the anatomy and biomechanics of the structures involved, he also considers the best-practice assessment, treatment and rehabilitation protocols. Lateral epicondylitis (LE) – commonly referred to as tennis elbow – is the most frequently diagnosed condition affecting the elbow. Tennis players often experience elbow... MORE

Getting straight to the point on triceps tendon injuries

in Elbow and arm injuries, Musculoskeletal injuries, Overuse injuries

Chris Mallac explores another ‘uncommon injury,’ triceps tendinopathy and rupture. In addition to considering injury pathology, he also discusses imaging and diagnosis, along with management guidelines for rehab. Tendinopathies of the triceps tendon, and the potential serious sequalae of partial and complete ruptures, are a relatively rare but debilitating condition that can affect power athletes(1). For... MORE

Ulnar collateral ligament damage: an injury of the young

in Diagnose & Treat, Elbow and arm injuries, Hand injuries, Musculoskeletal injuries

Trevor Langford takes an in-depth look at ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injury. As well as discussing the typical injury mechanisms, he also explores examination, assessment and treatment options for clinicians seeking a deeper understanding of this injury Injuries affecting the medial elbow are common in overhead throwing sports such as baseball pitchers, and javelin throwers(1). The... MORE

Pronator teres: the carpal tunnel pretender

in Anatomy, Diagnose & Treat, Elbow and arm injuries, Hand injuries, Overuse injuries

Pronator trees syndrome is a relatively ‘uncommon injury’. In his continuing series, Chris Mallac describes the anatomy and biomechanics of this condition, provides diagnostic guidelines, and shares ideas on how clinicians can manage athletes with this ‘uncommon injury’. Entrapment of the median nerve (MN) between the two heads of the pronator teres muscle (PTM) can lead to... MORE


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