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How Physical Therapy Can Help Tennis Elbow

Lateral Epicondylitis, otherwise known as tennis elbow, involves the muscles in the forearm and wrist that attach to the lateral epicondyle. These muscles are designed to extend the wrist, stabilize the elbow and rotate the forearm. Although this problem can occur in anyone, it is more common with individuals that overuse their forearm muscles repetitively with motions that mimic a tennis player swinging a racquet, hence the name. Sometimes this issue can occur without cause or reason and this is referred to insidious onset. Most of the time, the cause is degenerative with micro tears of the muscle. When the extensor muscles of the forearm and wrist are weakened, very small tears in the

Exercise and Pregnancy

If you just found out that you are pregnant for the first time, you probably have a million questions about how to adjust your current lifestyle and activity level to maintain a safe and healthy pregnancy. One of the more common questions women have when they conceive is, “what kind of exercise and how much exercise is safe?” According to the Department of Health and Human Services, if you are in good general health and you exercised regularly before pregnancy, you should continue to exercise at least 150 minutes a week at a moderate intensity. That being said, it is still very important to take certain precautions. Don’t try to exercise at your pre-pregnancy level; instead, do what’s most c

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