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Why Is Your Elbow Swelling Like A Golf Ball?

Elbow tendonitis and elbow bursitis – here’s a foolproof guide to tell the difference for sure.

First, what you need to understand is that tendonitis and bursitis are related ailments, and both can result in your elbow swelling like a golf ball.

It goes without saying that both tendonitis and bursitis are two of the most commonly diagnosed orthopedic ailments, but the problems begin when these terms are used interchangeably.

This makes their identification and treatment all the more complicated…

But rest assured – although these ailments are related, they are by no means the same. And with proper information, you’ll be able to know what to do when your elbow swelling like a golf ball.

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How To Get Rid Of Computer Neck Pain Once And For All

Newsflash: shoulder and neck pain has increased in scope and scale over the last decade – and computers are to blame!

A 2015 study in the journal of occupational Safety and Ergonomics found that within one year of work, instances of neck pain from computer use jumped from 17 to a shocking 63%.

And that’s not all!

Other symptoms linked to neck strain from computer usage include chronic exhaustion and difficulty sleeping.

But the news is not all grim…

The good news: neck pain (strain) can not only be mitigated but can be eliminated completely!

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Osteoarthritis – What Makes It Worse?

For many years, it was thought that osteoarthritis flare ups could not be affected by your diet, or exercising.

But science is ever-expanding and our understanding of this unique ailment is deepening by the day.

Recent research shows that inflammatory diseases and the flare ups they entail can in fact be affected – either in a negative or a positive way – through diet and exercise.

This is very good news because it means that those formerly ‘stuck’ with this ailment are no longer constrained and can actually experience relief and alleviation from the pain and suffering of osteoarthritis.

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Vertigo Exercises To Do At Home

Many of us have first-hand experience of the rattling onset of vertigo, that feeling of confusion and dread as our surroundings spin out of control even though we are seemingly standing still!

The more severe forms can even cause strong nausea and vomiting, while leading to eventual loss of balance and sometimes falling.

With vertigo placing us in such a precarious position, it’s important to explore the causes, as well as develop a few simple exercises you can fall back on just in case you’re caught off guard.

Vertigo is usually a result of conflict between the signals sent to the brain and can be caused by injuries to the head or ear, migraines and decreased blood flow to the brain.

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Numbness In Hands

Are you experiencing tingling in your fingertips?

It’s almost this prickling feeling in your fingers… As if someone were lightly poking your fingers with a needle or a brush.

Some also experience an effect on their ability to pick things up, almost as if they’re no longer in control of their hands and they’ve lost the strength for basic tasks.

But what could be causing these symptoms that often range from simply an annoying nuisance to something that can even stand in your way of performing daily tasks?

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Worried About Time Off Work Due To A Shoulder Injury?

As you’ve probably noticed first-hand by now, shoulder injuries are no walk in the park.

In fact, they’re a downright nuisance – taking a long time to heal, often very painful and just severely limiting…

But what can you do about it other than resting and icing the injury in order to speed up recovery and hopefully diminish recovery time?

Here are just 4 of our favourite rotator cuff exercises to help you get back on your feet and hopefully, back on the tennis court!

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