Athletic Orthopedics & Knee Center and the Athletic Orthopedic Research Foundation have sponsored Athletic Trainer, Meghan McKay, for the FIL World Lacrosse Championships held this July in Denver, CO. Meghan will be working with the Wales Men′s National Lacrosse Team for the second time. She worked with the squad for Worlds in Manchester, 2010.
Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, refers to overuse of arm muscles that creates elbow pain. Tennis elbow pain occurs in the area at the outside of the elbow, where tendons and muscles attach to it. If the pain is on the inner elbow, it is referred to as “golfer’s elbow.” Symptoms of tennis elbow include pain around the outer elbow, made worse by squeezing, lifting, opening things, and other symptoms.
Dupuytren’s disease is an abnormal thickening of the tissue just beneath the skin known as fascia. This thickening occurs in the palm and can extend into the fingers. Firm pits, nodules and cords may develop that can cause the fingers to bend into the palm, in which case it is described as Dupuytren’s contracture.
The most common cause of low back pain in adolescent athletes that can be seen on X-ray is a stress fracture in one of the bones (vertebrae) that make up the spinal column. Technically, this condition is called spondylolysis (spon-dee-low-lye-sis). It usually affects the fifth lumbar vertebra in the lower back and, much less commonly, the fourth lumbar vertebra.
The bicep muscle is located at the front of your upper arm. The muscle has two tendons that attach it to the bones of the shoulder and one tendon that attaches to the radius bone at the elbow. The tendons are tough strips of tissue that connect muscles to bones and allow us to move our limbs.
Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis that affects the spine. Ankylosing spondylitis symptoms include pain and stiffness from the neck down to the lower back. The spine’s bones (vertebrae) may grow or fuse together, resulting in a rigid spine. These changes may be mild or severe and may lead to a stooped-over posture.
The National Women’s Clay Court Championships is the largest tennis event in the U.S. for women 35 and older. The 210 entrants from the U.S., Canada, Norway and Brazil play in six different age brackets. AOKC sponsored the Championship with medical tents, staffed with Athletic Trainers, and goodies for each participant.