Types of Bursitis

Dated on: 10/03/2019 | Post By: orthobethesda

Bursitis is a painful ailment affecting your joints. Fluid-filled sacs known as bursae act as a cushion between your tendons, bones, muscles and joints. Inflammation of these sacs is called bursitis. It's a fairly common condition, but many individuals treat inflammation of the bursa at home and don't see their doctor, so it's difficult to know exactly how common it really is. While bursitis can occur in any area of your body where you have bursae, there are a few specific types of bursitis, which we cover in this article. You'll also learn the causes and symptoms of each type, treatment options and how to [ ... ]

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Top Exercises to Avoid If You Have Tennis Elbow

Dated on: 04/03/2019 | Post By: orthobethesda

If you've been diagnosed with tennis elbow, you're probably aware of the pain and inflammation associated with this condition. Lateral epicondylitis, another name for tennis elbow, is a repetitive stress injury that typically occurs in athletes who overwork the tendons and muscles outside the elbow. However, tennis elbow injuries can also be caused by everyday activities or jobs that require repetitive arm motions. Many of our patients wonder when they can go back to exercising after experiencing a tennis elbow injury. A good rule of thumb is to avoid exercises that cause pain to your arm. However, a few stretches [ ... ]

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7 Tennis Elbow Exercises to Treat Your Pain at Home

Dated on: 04/03/2019 | Post By: orthobethesda

Tennis elbow, which is also called lateral epicondylitis, is a classic repetitive strain injury. The muscles and tendons on the back of your arm and the outside of the elbow responsible for lifting the wrist and fingers can become inflamed, irritated or exhausted due to overuse. This injury is common among those who play racquet sports, thus the name "tennis elbow." However, it's also a commonplace work-related injury, particularly among painters, plumbers and even those with jobs that involve heavy computer usage. If you've been diagnosed with tennis elbow, you're likely well aware of the associated pain and burning that occur [ ... ]

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What’s The Difference Between Golfers Elbow vs Tennis Elbow

Dated on: 04/03/2019 | Post By: orthobethesda

Did you know tennis elbow and golfer's elbow can happen to anyone — not just athletes? You might have one of these conditions if you feel pain and weakness in your elbow muscles. Let's discuss the differences between golfer's and tennis elbow and your treatment options. Tennis Elbow vs. Golfer's Elbow Tennis elbow and golfer's elbow impact the muscles near your epicondyle, the projections on the rounded end of your arm bone. Both conditions cause pain, weakness, stiffness and tenderness. The location of the affected muscle determines whether you have tennis or golfer's elbow. When you have tennis elbow, the [ ... ]

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