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Elbow bursitis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

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Elbow bursitis is a painful inflammation of the bursa located just under the skin in the area of the elbow, which can be either septic, i.e., with bacterial colonization, or aseptic. The diagnosis is usually made based on the clinical symptoms; the chances of recovery are very good with adequate therapy. Causes of elbow bursitis …

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Elbow Arthritis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

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Elbow arthritis is usually the result of an accident, for example, a broken elbow. Strong strain on the elbow joint over a longer period also promotes elbow arthritis. Also, malalignments of the bones within the elbow joint (for example, cubitus varus and cubitus valgus) can contribute to the development of arthritis. In general, men are …

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Golfer’s Elbow: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

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Patients suffering from a golfer’s elbow have pain on the inside of the elbow, in the area of the bony protrusion where the tendons are attached. Therefore, a golfer’s elbow is an inflammation of the tendon attachment (= attachment tendinosis) of the muscles of the forearm flexor. The cause of the chronic inflammation of the …

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Taping a tennis elbow: Basics and Instructions

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There are many different tapes and bandages available for taping a tennis elbow. The application of a tape bandage can be a useful and complementary method to support conservative therapy when treating tennis elbow. It is therefore advisable to apply a tape bandage already in the acute phase of tennis elbow, as this can immediately …

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Tennis Elbow: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

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Tennis elbow is a painful irritation of tendons that attach to the outside of the elbow. The main trigger is considered to be a permanent overstrain of the forearm muscles caused by monotonous movements without adequate relief. Via the respective tendons, the forearm muscles attach to the elbow or upper arm, which are mainly responsible …

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Mouse Arm: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

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The colloquial term “mouse arm” describes the unspecific clinical picture of the RSI syndrome (Repetitive Strain Injury). Behind the term “mouse arm” are various clinical pictures, such as pain or inflammation in nerves, tendons, and muscles. Due to the mouse arm, the movements in the arm and hands are very painful and only possible to …

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Elbow Dislocation: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

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An elbow dislocation is a complete displacement of the parts involved in the elbow joint. This includes the sliding of the articular surface of the humerus out of its hinge-like enclosure by the ulna and the loss of contact between the head of the radius and the humerus. Anatomy of elbow dislocation Three bones meet …

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Elbow bandage for tennis elbow: How to choose one

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The tennis elbow bandage is designed specifically for the treatment of Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow) or Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s elbow) applying direct pressure below the elbow joint and as a result, it helps to relieve pain. Therefore, it should be considered by people who have already suffered from tennis elbow or by those who are …

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Scaphoid fracture: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

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The scaphoid fracture is the most common in the carpal area. In most cases, a fracture of the scaphoid bone occurs when falling onto an extended wrist. The scaphoid fracture can be difficult to diagnose initially. In the absence of therapy, the fracture usually fails to heal, and a so-called scaphoid pseudarthrosis develops. Anatomy The …

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