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Any joint can develop osteoarthritis. However, some joints are more prone to it than others. More common joints to develop osteoarthritis include the hips, knees, hands, and spinal joints. The elbow is less commonly affected by osteoarthritis. Of course, elbow pain can still be caused by osteoarthritis--it is just a little lower on the list of possible causes. Other potential causes of elbow pain include:
Ø Lateral epicondylitis (Tennis elbow)
Ø Medial epicondylitis (Golfer's elbow)
Ø Ligament strain or sprain
Ø Triceps tendonitis
Ø Muscle strain
Ø Osteochondritis dissecans
Ø And this is just part of the list ...
A condition characterized by pain over the lateral or medial epicondyle (bony prominence) of the humerus (arm bone) radiating to the outer side of the arm and forearm. Also known as golf elbow, lateral or medial epicondylitis. Tennis elbow , one of the most common stress injuries of the arm, is a type of tendinitis that at some point afflicts almost one-third of all Americans who play tennis. Yet tennis players are not the only persons at risk, since any activity that calls for forceful, repeated contraction of the arm muscles can bring on tennis elbow. Working with carpentry tools, gardening, raking leaves, or even tightly gripping a heavy briefcase are only a few of the activities that can cause tennis elbow. Baseball, golf, bowling, racket sports, and even playing darts can bring it on. Who Gets It? To some extent, this depends on the condition of your muscles and how much they are overused. In tennis, the injury occurs most frequently among recreational players who are 35 to 50 years ...
As the Baby Boomers are creeping over-60 age group, the number of people affected by knee osteoarthritis is exploding. Everyone has two knees, which automatically doubles the numbers of arthritic knees proportionate to the number of people. Some feel pain and stiffness after sitting for long periods of time, others feel pain while moving. Knee pain is literally bringing the world to its knees.
Most people want to avoid surgery as long as possible because, quite frankly, amputating a knee joint is a big deal that takes months of recovery. In the effort to keep moving and stay comfortable, medicines like NSAIDs or opioids offer relief but the side effects are not worth the pain relief sometimes. Supplements like fish oil are not all that they are claimed to be. And nobody wants to use walking sticks or canes . So what is a Baby Boomer to do if he/she wants to avoid surgery?
Try acupuncture . People around the world rely on acupuncture to help relieve pain from head to toe. A...
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