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...
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...
The burning question.....What exercises should I do?
There is no one right prescription for everyone. I have provided a list of progressions that capture a majority of patients, however, this is not meant to be a comprehensive list, just generalizations. If you have pain or problems with movement, a physical assessment and diagnosis are pertinent to your personal exercise prescription plan.
Below are a list of progressions of abdominal inner/outer retraining for people with low back pain,
Moms post-baby and athletes looking to improve performance.
Deep diaphragmatic breathing (https://youtu.be/cTzDEDN_Aug)
Move through these progressions with diaphragmatic breathing ;