275 Madison E 40th St.

Contact: 212-986-3888

275 Madison E 40th St.

Contact: 212-986-3888

It must finally be summertime — Wimbledon is officially underway, time for the pros to work their magic across the pond on England’s grassy tennis courts and the weekend warriors here at home to break out the rackets and start tuning up their serves. Exercising is good for you, but sometimes you can injure yourself.

Accidents, poor training practices or improper gear can cause such injuries, as can repetitive stress . Some people get hurt because they are not in shape. Not warming up or stretching enough can also lead to injuries.

There are many options available to treat your condition, from ice packs and splints to the most advanced technology. Treatment may emphasize exercises for relaxation, conditioning, restoring range of motion, strength, endurance, and coordination. Specialized treatments include heat, cold, massage, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and traction. As Dr. Kessler says, “If your pain is the result of a sports injury, we’ll have you back on the tennis court or golf course in no time.”

Whether pain is all in your head or not, any athletic or bodily injury needs to rehabilitated beyond just removing pain through medications or pain relief techniques. Brian Kessler, MD says: your body needs to be brought back to its natural state of normal function, which includes pain relief, but goes far beyond it. It’s being the best you can be.

Labels: Elbow Problems , Sport Injury , tennis elbow

Posted by Spine and Sports Medicine on 10:26 AM

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