With Tennis, Golf, and Baseball season all beginning, it is important to prepare your elbow for the current motion’s and movements of each sport. This includes warm-up and strengthening exercises making sure the elbow joint isn't overwhelmed by sudden and intense movements.
The New York Yankee pitcher Masahiro Tanaka will be out for at least six weeks with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in his pitching elbow but will avoid season ending surgery. How? Athletes, particularly baseball players with elbow injuries, are more and more seeing the benefits of Regenerative Medicine to heal injury quickly and prevent surgery. These are the types of treatments we offer at Cross Bay PMR.
The 2014 French Open has been absolutely thrilling. It has had all the making of a fantastic Grand Slam with upsets, stunning fiver setters, and watching some of the best in the world play. Players like Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Novac Djokovic, David Ferrer, Maria Sharapova all have fought hard. Congratulations to Rafael Nadal in his record breaking 9th French Open win, he is now the official King of Clay!
A recent publication from the American Journal of Sports Medicine, demonstrates that Platelet-Rich Plasma significantly improves the prognosis of patients with chronic tendon injuries, such as tennis elbow. Elbow tenderness and pain with resisted wrist extension are common symptoms of lateral epicondylar tendinopathy, also known as “tennis elbow.”
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy solution is a high concentration of platelets isolated and concentrated by the use of a bidirectional centrifuge. The most important function of platelets for many years was thought to aid in clotting of blood. Currently, this may represent the least important function since platelets contain a significant number of growth factors. PRP is increasingly used to speed up tendon and ligament healing after injury or surgery. Platelets are an important part of the bodies healing response after injury and their concentrated growth factors are the theoretical reasons behind the use of PRP.
Love this Post? Spread the World