Sports Injuries

elbow pain

Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition of the elbow caused by excessive playing tennis or other racquet sports. Several other sports and activities can also cause it.

It is an inflammation of the attachment, to the outside of the elbow, of the tendons that extend the wrist. The damage is caused by overuse — repeating the same motions again and again. This leads to pain and tenderness on the outside of the elbow.

Treatment options will be discussed during your 1st consultation. In most cases, the condition can be managed with a course of 3 or less injections. Surgery is reserved for those cases that have failed to respond.

mallet injuries

Tear of the tendon that straightens the end joint of the finger.  It is often caused by catching the finger “end-on” during sport.

The tendon may tear where it joins on to the end bone of the finger, or it may pull off a small fragment of bone  
 

Symptoms

* Pain and swelling
* End of the finger lies bent
* Inability to hold the finger straight 

 

Treatment

- 6 weeks in a finger splint

- Worn continuously for six weeks

- Important not to bend end joint

- Severe mallet fractures sometimes require surgical treatment

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