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Tennis elbow is an inflammation of tendons connecting muscles of the forearm to the outer side of the elbow. It often results from repetitive use of the forearm muscles and tendons, as well as those surrounding the elbow joint. Known by physiotherapists and medical professionals as lateral epicondylitis, this painful condition is not always related to tennis— it earned its name since it afflicts about one-half of all regular tennis players. This painful condition typically occurs in adults from 30 to 50 years of age. Repetitive overuse of the forearm in combination with unnatural or incorrect wrist movements can result in the development of tennis elbow. The pain that accompanies this condition is actually due to small tears in tendons connecting the forearm to the exterior elbow region. Causes of Tennis Elbow The most common cause of elbow pain is incorrect arm movements that are frequently repeated. In the sport…

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Physiotherapists are always looking for a variety of treatments to heal numerous ailments. One of their main areas of focus is the Achilles tendon. There is no question that Achilles heel pain can be difficult to overcome. Also, before you can fully understand one of the best stretches to treat Achilles tendon pain, you must understand the Achilles heel itself. Where is the Achilles Heel? The Achilles heel is located at the base of the back portion of the foot…

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If you have never experienced stiff or frozen shoulders, consider yourself lucky. It is a condition that affects nearly everyone at one point or another, especially those over the age of 40, and is characterized by pain and stiffness that progressively gets worse over time. But it’s not all doom and gloom; studies have shown that the pain and stiffness eventually goes away on its own, usually after three years. That said, few people are interested in waiting it out…

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It’s common for people to experience pelvic pain when they exercise regularly. For example, those who do CrossFit or have a weightlifting regimen might have the following issues: pain in the perineum when sitting, abdominal pain when engaging in an intense activity, testicular pain which radiates upwards toward the abdomen, and abdominal pain which radiates toward the testicles. Women participating in CrossFit or other high-intensity weightlifting and sports training regimens might develop abdominal pains. Postpartum mothers may also experience pelvic…

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