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Treatment and Exercises for De Quervain’s

There’s a natural process that occurs with any type of injury, whether that’s from trauma or repetitive overuse. Injury creates inflammation and inflammation creates adhesions within the soft tissues. Inflammation triggers the cells of the body to come in and repair the area. 

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Two Exercises for Tennis Elbow

Lateral epicondylitis, or Tennis Elbow, can be a very painful condition. In some cases, it can persist and become chronic or can reoccur with repetitive activities. Athletes who require repetitive movements, as well as those whose jobs require recurring elbow and wrist function are the most likely to suffer.

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Tennis Elbow: What is it? How do I get relief?

Lateral Epicondylitis is a painful condition in the elbow, commonly referred to as Tennis Elbow. Although inflammation is present with the initial onset, scarring in the soft tissues is the biggest factor leading to prolonged pain. This mechanism is due to overloading the tissues’ repetitive motions of the wrist and arm.  

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Understanding Soft Tissue Injuries

cyclingSoft tissues are muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and fascia.  They can become injured for different reasons including an acute episode as well as repetitive or cumulative trauma.  Whether the tissues are recovering from an acute injury or under constant demand from repetition they respond in similar ways, they lay down scar tissue.  This is our body’s way of repairing and healing itself.
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Conservative Treatment for Shoulder Pain

shoulderThe shoulder is designed to be mobile.  It is a ball and socket joint, which allows for a wide range of movements.  A lack of this motion or faulty movement can develop into pain or injury.  Many people with shoulder issues are surprised when they learn that many conditions, including rotator cuff injuries, can be treated conservatively.
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Acute vs. Chronic Pain

We can think of pain occurring in two different ways, acute and chronic. Pain can be categorized as acute if it’s related to a specific episode. That could include a trip or a fall, an injury on the field during a game or practice, or a car accident. These may result in pain right away or after several hours. Chronic pain, on the other hand, is pain or symptoms that have lasted over a longer period of time.  Continue reading “Acute vs. Chronic Pain” »