Experiencing Tennis Elbow Symptoms? 5 Ways to Recover Quickly

By Kelly Hansen | Apr 28, 2014

Tennis elbow results from overuse of muscles in the forearm and hand. Although the injury is common in tennis players, it is not exclusive to them. Anybody can get tennis elbow when the muscles and tendons surrounding the joint become torn or ruptured.

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The 4 Most Common Upper Extremity Injuries and Symptoms

By Kelly Hansen | Mar 31, 2014

Upper extremity injuries can happen to anybody, but they are most commonly related to falling onto an outstretched hand. Athletes and professionals who do repetitive motions with their hands and wrists are also at higher risk of these types of injuries. 

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Common Complications of Upper Extremity Surgery Recovery & How to Avoid Them

By Kelly Hansen | Feb 20, 2014

Although modern medicine has come a long way, complications during or after surgery are not uncommon. However, even the most minor complications should be addressed to ensure that you heal properly and completely.

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How to Have a Quick Upper Extremity Surgery Recovery

By Kelly Hansen | Feb 14, 2014

If you are planning an upper extremity surgery to the hand, wrist, arm, or shoulder, a speedy recovery is probably one of your top priorities. Not being able to use an upper extremity can be very inconvenient, especially if you live alone or if your work requires the use of your injured arm.

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What NOT to do when Recovering from a Dislocated Shoulder

By Kelly Hansen | Sep 26, 2013

Recovering from a dislocated shoulder is an unfortunate experience that many athletes must go through. As the most common joint in the body to dislocate, shoulder injuries happen in high-impact sports such as football and hockey, but also in everyday situations such as falls or car accidents.

Regardless of the reason for the injury, patients recovering from a dislocated shoulder generally go through a similar process. Although some shoulder dislocations also come with a fracture, many do not and can be treated without the need for surgery. A closed reduction is the treatment most recommended when there is not an associated fracture.

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