Upper Extremity

Most of the injuries, conditions and questions are related to the elbow. Sports place a ton of stress on our elbows and you’ll find a lot of our posts speak to the challenges of protecting our elbows in today’s environment. Below are posts related to upper extremities.


The Demand On Pitchers’ Elbows And Tommy John Surgery

August 18th, 2015
baseball

There has been an increased concern in ulnar collateral ligaments injuries of the elbow, as well as ...


Avoiding Wrist Injury While Enjoying Recreational Golf

July 22nd, 2013
golfing wrists

Summer is coming into full swing and so is golf. Going to the driving range to hit 200 balls in one ...


What is the most common sports injury?

November 8th, 2012
basketball

The most common sports injuries are the result of overuse. These injuries can take various forms. Wh...


Are Children’s Elbows More Susceptible to Fracture than Adult’s Elbows?

November 1st, 2012

Children’s bones are more likely to break than those of adults primarily because children are more...


Is Tennis Elbow a Real Affliction? Is It Really Caused by Tennis?

July 10th, 2012

Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a real affliction and it can be caused by playing tennis;...


What Causes Golfer’s Elbow?

June 26th, 2012

Golfer’s elbow is a condition that occurs when the inner side of the elbow becomes inflamed. It is...


Best Ways to Prevent Tennis Elbow

June 12th, 2012

Tennis elbow is a painful condition that occurs when the tendon in your upper arm becomes inflamed f...


How Hard Do You Have to Hit Your Elbow to Fracture It?

April 26th, 2012

People have different bone strength and density so the amount of force necessary to fracture your el...


Non-Surgical Treatment of Elbow Fractures

March 29th, 2012

Elbow fractures often occur as a result of a direct fall on the elbow. Fractures most often occur at...


What Your Doctor May Ask You About Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

March 18th, 2012

There are a number of questions your doctor may ask you about the pain you are experiencing. They w...


What to Ask Your Doctor About Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

March 15th, 2012

When you visit your doctor, bring a list of all of the symptoms you’ve been experiencing. Inc...


Causes of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

March 7th, 2012

Oftentimes complex regional pain syndrome occurs after a forceful trauma to the arm or leg, such as...


Types of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

March 5th, 2012

What is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome? Complex regional pain syndrome is a relatively uncommon for...


Manos Carpal Tunnel Release

March 4th, 2012

There is a new procedure, Manos Carpal Tunnel Release, that is trying to rival the endoscopic carpal...


Surgical Treatment of Elbow Fractures

December 7th, 2011

For severe elbow fractures surgery may be required in order for the bones to heal successfully. Sur...


Diagnosing an Elbow Fracture

November 30th, 2011

If you suspect that you’ve suffered an elbow fracture, do not hesitate to see a doctor immediatel...


What Causes Elbow Fractures?

November 23rd, 2011

Although the elbow joint is one of the most stable in the body, it tends to be a high stress zone p...


Symptoms of a Ruptured Bicep Tendon

September 20th, 2011

When a bicep tendon ruptures, sudden and intense pain at the elbow will be present along with severe...


What is a Ruptured Bicep Tendon?

September 18th, 2011

  A bicep tendon rupture is an injury that occurs to the bicep tendon causing the attachment t...


What Does Radial Tunnel Syndrome Feel Like?

September 14th, 2011

The symptoms of radial tunnel syndrome are tenderness and pain on the outside of the elbow. The sym...


Common Cycling Injuries

May 17th, 2011

If you’re a cycling enthusiast it’s essential to wear protective gear and always be on high ale...


Symptoms of an Elbow Fracture

May 14th, 2011

Despite the fact that the elbow joint is one of the most stable in the body, it is more prone to in...


Football Injuries

May 10th, 2011

Every year in the U.S. as many as 1.2 million players are injured in high school and college footba...


What is Golfer’s Elbow?

March 7th, 2011

Golfer’s elbow ,”medial epicondylitis”, occurs at the inside of the elbow where m...