The comprehensive information resource for treating elbow injuries.
Based on his years of treating professional, collegiate, and amateur athletes, Robert P. Nirschl, M.D., M.S., together with co-author Janet Sobel, P.T., offers a thorough description of how to prevent, diagnose, and treat elbow injuries in Arm Care. Written in language nonmedical readers can easily understand, this landmark book is also a valuable detailed resource for physicians, therapists, coaches, and sports professionals. Arm Care presents cutting-edge thinking on:
- diagnosing tennis elbow, and its primary sources
- the importance of warm-up and cool-down
- rehabilitative exercise --
when, how much, and what to expect in recovery time
- surgical intervention --
when its necessary and whats involved
- returning to peak performance after surgery
Specially designed strength and flexibility training exercises geared for baseball, tennis, and golf -- and other motions, including occupational, that mirror these sports -- make Arm Care a must-have for anyone who treats repetitive stress injuries of the arm and for people who want to learn how to avoid these injuries.
- injury treatment --
beyond RICE: rest, ice, compression and elevation
- controlling injury-producing overuse