Distal Biceps Tear: What You Should Know (Video)

Your carrying something.  You feel a sudden pop in the front of your elbow.  There is immediate pain and a deformity of your biceps. What did you do?  Well, you may have torn your distal biceps. What is a distal biceps tear? A distal biceps tear refers to the partial...

Biceps Problems In The Shoulder

Your biceps is an atypical muscle.  Other than your triceps, it is the only muscle that crosses both your elbow and shoulder joints.  Along with its unique anatomy, comes unique function…and susceptibility to some problems. In this post, we will look at the...

Golfer’s Elbow Treatment

The principles of golfer’s elbow treatment are simple. The great majority of cases will resolve with time.  If the damaged tissue heals, you will be fine.  If not, your symptoms are likely to persist. In that case, only surgical removal of the damaged and...

Is Exercise Enough To Correct Obesity?

This year is no different than others, every January, the gyms fill up with people trying to fulfill their New Years’ resolution – to “get in shape.” So there they are on the treadmill trying to burn off their holiday pounds and improve their...

Shoulder Arthritis Treatment

There is no such thing as the correct shoulder arthritis treatment. Once the diagnosis is known, the proper care for any given patient is not necessarily a medical decision but rather a personal choice.  The best treatment shouldn’t be doctor...

Golfer’s Elbow: Causes, Symptoms & Diagnosis

Golfer’s elbow (Medial Epicondylitis), like it’s cousin, tennis elbow, is an overuse problem of the elbow. Like tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow leads to pain and sometimes stiffness.  Unlike tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow sometimes can also cause...

What Is A Patellar Tendon Tear? (Video)

Recently patellar tendon injuries have been in the news. What is the patellar tendon?  What does it do? And what is the problem with a patellar tendon tear? Let’s take a look… What is a patellar tendon and what does it do? The patellar tendon runs from...

What Are The Common SLAP Tear Symptoms?

SLAP tears are a unique type of labral tear.  The acronym S-L-A-P stands for Superior Labral tear Anterior to Posterior. In short, the labrum is a cartilage ring that surrounds the periphery of the cartilage surface of your shoulder socket (Glenoid).  The lower...