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elbow injuries in the throwing athlete

Elbow Injuries in the Throwing Athlete

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Overhand throwing places extremely high stresses on the elbow, which can lead to serious overuse injury. Overuse injuries develop when an athletic movement is repeated during play and when these periods of play are so frequent that the body does not have enough time to rest and heal. Although throwing injuries in the elbow most […]

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The “Gentle Art” of Jiu Jitsu

Friday, July 14th, 2017

Historians of jui jitsu say that the origins of the “gentle art” can be traced back to India and was practiced by Buddhist monks. The monks created techniques based upon principles of balance, leverage and manipulating the body for self-defense to avoid the use of weapons. With the expansion of Buddhism, jiu jitsu spread from […]

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Pickleball

In a Pickle with Injuries?

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

According to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association’s 2015 Participant Report, 2.46 million Americans play pickleball. Pickleball is a paddle sport combining elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. The paddle is smaller than a tennis racquet, but larger than a ping-pong paddle. The plastic ball is similar to a whiffle ball and the game is played on a badminton-sized court with a slightly modified tennis net. People of all ages and skill levels play pickleball, indoors or outdoors.

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Little League Elbow

Pitch about Little Leaguer’s Elbow

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Baseball is one of the most popular sports in the United States, with an estimated 8.6 million children ages 6 to 17 participating annually in organized and recreational baseball. With the start of the spring baseball season, doctors see an increase in elbow problems in young baseball players, medial apophysitis, “Little Leaguer’s elbow.”

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