Category Archives: Elbow

The Shoulder and Elbow in the Young Athlete

Introduction Shoulder and elbow injuries are, unfortunately, common in young athletes. In part this is due to the repetitive nature of many overhand sports, such as baseball, tennis and swimming which subjet the shoulder and elbow to repetitive loads over extended periods of time. Athletes who play these sports often develop chronic overuse type injuries.… Read More »

Platelet Rich Plasma getting athletes back on the field sooner

Despite two weeks of intensive physical therapy, it was probably the platelet rich plasma (PRP) injection that got Hines Ward on the field for the Superbowl when the Steelers played the Cardinals. Ward suffered a sprained Medial Collateral Ligament of his knee during the conference championship game. These injuries can often take weeks to heal,… Read More »

Careful Getting Your Biceps in Beach Shape…

As the summer approaches, more and more of us are visiting the gym to hit the weights and tone our muscles for the beach. Injuries can occur when lifting weights, however, and it is important that we remember to use proper technique to minimize the chances of injury. Ruptures of the biceps tendon at the… Read More »