ELBOW, HIP, AND OTHER CONDITIONS
Pain and swelling can occur in nearly every joint in our bodies, and whether you are a trained athlete or a busy professional, you cannot afford to be slowed down by an injury. Not only does the staff at Manhattan Pain & Sports Associates aim to relieve your discomfort, but we also work to restore your range of motion. This allows you to get back to your daily routine quickly, as our methods of diagnosis and treatment are top notch.
While you don’t have to play this beloved game to come down with the condition, tennis elbow involves microscopic tears in your tissue due to repetitive motion. It typically begins around age 40 as your connective tissue is subject to wear and tear, but instances where you grip objects over and over can exacerbate the condition. Not only do patients experience pain in their elbow, but often will notice discomfort in their arm and hand.
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Your median nerve runs along your arm and through a passage called the carpal tunnel, and is responsible for the movement of your thumb and fingers with the exception of the pinky. Specific repetitive motions, like typing, playing video games, or even lifting children can create inflammation within this nerve. Patients are often quick to seek out pain relief as carpal tunnel syndrome can greatly impact one’s day to day life.
Generalized pain in the hip can be the result of a wide range of issues, including sports injuries, tendonitis, pinched nerves, and more. Pain and stiffness are among the common complaints, and depending on the specific condition, you may find that treatments can range from rest all the way to more complicated options. Even if the issue is within the hip itself, discomfort may extend down the legs or in the buttocks.
While this condition can manifest in many joints throughout the body, osteoarthritis often affects the hip area. You may notice an increase in joint pain when you perform certain movements, or it may present as a dull and constant sense of discomfort. Osteoarthritis gradually develops and while many people over the age of 60 have some form of it, it can affect those as young as their 20’s and 30’s.