Sports Injuries

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Shoulder Tendinosis: What Is It?

The shoulder is composed of a team of 4 tendons that make up the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff stabilizes the shoulder and allows motion at the joint. Through overuse, poor posture, improper mechanics, or trauma; rotator cuff tendons can wear down. This degeneration leads to chronic pain and discomfort at the shoulder with particular …

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Knee Tendinosis: What Is It?

The patella tendon attaches the bottom of the knee cap to the top of the shin bone. Upon repetitive stress and low blood supply, the tendon can begin to degenerate. This degeneration can lead to Patellar tendinosis or Jumper’s knee. Typically, pain presents at the front of the knee. This is usually felt while squatting …

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Elbow Tendinosis: What Is It?

Tendons connect the forearm to the inside and outside aspect of the elbow. Due to low blood supply and constant use, these tendons are at an increased risk of repetitive use injuries. Elbow tendinosis occurs during overuse and tightening of muscles near the wrist and forearms putting excessive strain on the tendons.  In lateral epicondyle …

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Common Sports Injuries Don’t Have to Take You Out of the Game

Sports injuries affect people of all athletic levels. Usually, these injuries occur due to factors outside of one’s control. However, improper equipment, training, and performance techniques can contribute to an elevated risk of injury. Regardless of how or why a sports injury has occurred, the pain of the injury can significantly impact quality of life. …

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