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 ...
It's still true that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. The prevention and early treatment of arthrofibrosis is a good example. Arthrofibrosis is scar tissue in a joint that keeps it from moving. It occurs most often in the knee after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repairs. Arthrofibrosis is difficult to treat. This means that early recognition of the problem is important. Modern rehabilitation techniques for arthrofibrosis are the topic of this report. Doctors, athletic trainers, and physical therapists present the most up-to-date approach to this condition. First, how do we prevent arthrofibrosis? The authors say don't do surgery when the knee doesn't have full motion, use good surgical technique, and start early with a rehab program. The next step is to catch problems early on. Doctors should watch for loss of motion after surgery. Again, early rehab is the key. Physical therapists assess the entire knee. This includes movement of the kneecap (patella), the patellar te...
If you are getting older, then you might want to read about how to prevent knee pain. Since none of us are getting any younger, I guess everyone should read this; our knees are just getting older like the rest of our parts. Here are a few tips to help you avoid knee pain.
Keep Your Legs Strong: Those big thigh muscles really do support the knee when you’re walking, lifting, climbing and squatting. A simple but effective exercise is simply doing a short-arc knee extension while your knee is supported on a pillow; ankle weights are optional.
Be Kind to Your Knees: The days of old when you could pound the pavement are gone. Now, as you are getting older, there is less cushioning in your knees. Runners might need to switch to biking or swimming. Tennis players might need to switch to playing doubles or find a different more knee-friendly sport.
Wear Good Shoes: Time and time again, someone complaining of knee pain is wearing flip-flops, a shoe that is in the Hall of Sham...
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