Everything you need to know about Golfer's Elbow and Tennis Elbow
Golfer's Elbow: this is defined as pain on the medial or inside of the elbow.
Tennis Elbow: this is defined as pain on the lateral or outside of the elbow.
Golfer's and Tennis Elbow are often referred to epicondylitis, however, more common clinically, these terms are used for tendonitis.
Is it a strain, tendinitis or epicondylitis? And the differences between the three.
Strain- A muscle has been overworked overtime, or a sudden traumatic incident has occurred. The muscle is injured and hurts with use of the hand or elbow. Rest makes this feel better. Prognosis is good and treatment time the shortest of the three conditions.
Tendonitis- A muscle has been over worked overtime and has degenerated and is inflamed, now the tendon attached to the muscle is degenerating. Rest typically helps and pain is dull and constant or intermittent. Prognosis is good, however, tendons have a lower blood supply then muscles and will heal m...
What do these 4 conditions have in common? I co-manage these conditions in kids. As a pediatric chiropractor, I have special training in assessment and treatment of infants, toddlers and children. The above four conditions, along with reaching developmental milestones all have credible research to support the benefits of chiropractic care. I will discuss briefly how I help with each condition. There isn't enough blog space to get in depth, however, if you and your family are experiencing any of these conditions and are interested in finding out more feel free to email me any questions you might have.
1. Ear Infections: Often chronic in nature and typically have an inner ear drainage component. My philosophy is to change the biomechanics and reduce the root cause. If the inner ear isn't draining properly due to muscle function and alignment issues, resolve this and viola ear infections clear up.
2. Colic: This is clinically defined as three hours or more of inconsolable crying...
As a chiropractor, this is my jam! We diagnosis and treat this better than anyone else in the biz, blindfolded with 1 hand tied behind our back.
Sciatica is a general term used to describe pain, numbness, tingling or all the above into the glute and possibly down the leg. Sciatica is a descriptive word, but not a true diagnosis. The true diagnosis comes from a thorough history and physical exam. When pain that starts in the back and travels down into the glute, leg and especially if it crosses the knee, is probably not just a tight piriformis.
Sciatica can be either coming from the back or from the lateral rotators in the glute area with piriformis being the most common. Sciatica that starts in the glute area and travels to the back of the leg is typically referred to as piriformis syndrome. This is a pinched nerve at the sciatic nerve location.
Sciatica that starts initially as back pain then dissipates and turns into leg pain is referred to as radiculopathy. This i...
Posture develops within a baby’s first year of life. This means that most babies follow similar motor development patterns in the first year of life. One study suggested 70% of babies developed “normally” while 30% had central coordination disturbances. I hate the word normal and would prefer ideal. This gives us an opportunity to look for key milestones. Remember that there are variations of ideal. Not reaching a milestone in the expected timeframe is not a catastrophic occurrence. A child/adult’s tissues can learn to adapt under future new circumstances. These milestones when missed can be seen in movement patterns of adults. It is speculated that we may be able to relearn old missed motor patterns by using these milestones as an exercise framework. When working with infants – exercises don’t work, which is why changing the course of these milestones early may be a chance at decreasing risk of injury in the future. This idea is a new one in the movement world and has yet to have subs...