Friday, July 23, 2010

bursa? tennis elbow? stress fractures?

wanted to give a little info, since i find this condition to be pretty common.

Bursae are fluid-filled cavities located at tissue sites where tendons or muscles pass over bony prominences near joints. Their function is to facilitate movement

and reduce friction between moving parts. When a bursa becomes infected, traumatized, or injured it is referred to as bursitis.

usually this is caused by repetitive motions......

  • Throwing a baseball or lifting something over your head repeatedly
  • Leaning on your elbows for long periods of time
  • Extensive kneeling, for tasks such as laying carpet or scrubbing floors
  • Prolonged sitting, particularly on hard surfaces

good luck gym rats

this is why we change things up

Can be caused by chronic overuse, trauma, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, or infection. Sometimes the cause cannot be determined. Bursitis commonly occurs in the shoulder, knee, elbow, and hip. Other areas that may be affected include the Achilles tendon and the foot.

Bursitis caused by infection is treated with antibiotics. Sometimes the infected bursa must be drained


Tennis Elbow

a condition caused by inflamation of the tendon on the outside (lateral side) of the elbow at a bony prominence (lateral epicondyle) of the upper arm. Certain repetitive movements of the wrist can cause this condition.

Any repetitive motion of the wrist, including tennis, hedge clipping, excessive use of a hammer or screwdriver, painting, or any activity that requires excessive constant gripping or squeezing can cause the condition known as tennis elbow.

Treatments Include

Ice the area twice a day for 20 minutes to help to decrease inflammation and relieve pain. Freezing water in a paper cup and tearing away the top rim as the ice melts is an easy way to use ice. Do not put ice directly on the skin. Wrap it in a towel.

Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications

A stress fracture is an overuse injury. It occurs when muscles become fatigued and are unable to absorb added shock. Eventually, the fatigued muscle transfers the overload of stress to the bone causing a tiny crack called a stress fracture.

Stress fractures often are the result of increasing the amount or intensity of an activity too rapidly. They also can be caused by the impact of an unfamiliar surface (a tennis player who has switched surfaces from a soft clay court to a hard court); improper equipment (a runner using worn or less flexible shoes); and increased physical stress (a basketball player who has had a substantial increase in playing time).

The most important treatment is rest. Individuals need to rest from the activity that caused the stress fracture, and engage in a pain-free activity during the six to eight weeks it takes most stress fractures to heal.

If the activity that caused the stress fracture is resumed too quickly, larger, harder-to-heal stress fractures can develop. Re-injury also could lead to chronic problems where the stress fracture might never heal properly.

In addition to rest, shoe inserts or braces may be used to help these injuries heal.

SO my dear friend with a stress fracture on the outside of your foot....we need to prevent you from rolling out
the distribution of weight on the foot needs to be worked on........once you have healed
PAVEMENT running was prob the last straw. WE WILL FIX YOU UP NICE!


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