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Dry needling offers relief from golf, tennis elbow

As orthopedic physical therapists we treat musculoskeletal disorders of all sorts.  Living in a premier golf resort area like Myrtle Beach can lead to a higher percentage of a couple disorders in particular. Two of the more common disorders we treat are “golfers elbow” (medial epicondylalgia/tendinosis) and “tennis elbow” (lateral epicondylalgia/tendinosis ).  Epicondylalgia is synonymous... 

Football flashback comes just in time for kickoff

I got hit in the face by Facebook the other day in the form of an old football picture posted by a friend. Staring me in the face was a long lost and forgotten photo of what I affectionately call “the greatest 0-10 youth football team ever to take the gridiron.” The 1978 Donelson-Hermitage Warriors, God bless our souls, were thoroughly bashed, thrashed and trashed in virtually every game... 

ACC media days; I just want to ask, how do you like your crab legs Jameis?

Sunday afternoon, members of the media will gather in Greensboro, NC, for the annual ACC Football media days. I’m sure it has some official title, like ACC Kickoff, or Operation Football, or whatever. After 20-plus years of attending the event, to me it’s simply ACC media days. The two-day event begins with the media members exchanging hellos, checking in, and receiving a normally very cool gift.... 

Something’s afoot with tarpal tunnel syndrome

“I’ve heard of carpal tunnel syndrome, but what is tarpal tunnel?” I get this response frequently from my patients. Almost everyone is familiar with their carpal tunnel as it seems either they or someone in their family suffers from or has had surgery to correct that all too familiar condition that has exploded directly proportional to the use of computers and the transition to a... 

World Cup fuels love-hate relationship with soccer

It’s safe to say I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with soccer. It always flairs up during the World Cup, which, like elections, only come every four years – thankfully. As a wise-guy sports columnist for 20 years, I made fun of soccer as a way of generating debate with my readers. Soccer was a great lightning rod subject because of the passion among the pros and the cons. Soccer is going... 

Heed the early warning signs of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The hand and wrist are the most active and intricate parts of the upper extremity. Due to the high levels of demand they are vulnerable to injury, which may ultimately lead to functional difficulties involving fine motor skills of the hands. A repetitive strain injury may be at play, which is an “overuse” syndrome that results from excessive use of the hands to perform a repetitive task, such as... 

Tee it up for junior golf at SpeedGolf Tournament

I would like to invite everyone to the first-ever SpeedGolf Tournament in Myrtle Beach. SpeedGolf is a newer concept of golf where you run and play as fast as you can. Your SpeedGolf score is determined by the  minutes + strokes during your round. This is a two-person team effort, so you can partner up with a friend and run and play together. We will have lots of prizes to the top six teams for nine-... 

Gilmore gets his 1,000th win the old fashioned way

It was only fitting that Coastal Carolina baseball coach Gary Gilmore’s 1,000th career victory came in extra innings. After all, much of his success is a product of putting in lots of overtime. Gilmore reached the milestone Thursday when the Chants needed 13 innings to knock off Presbyterian, which coincidentally was the same team Gilmore got his first victory during his head coaching debut at... 

Spring and summer are the seasons of sports injuries

For many people spring and summer mean one thing—time to get off of the couch and enjoy the sunshine. Many of us like to spend that time actively, whether hitting the beach for a game of volleyball, lacing up the running shoes  for a jog, or cleats for a game of softball.  We love to humble ourselves on one of our many golf courses, or challenge a friend in a tennis match for bragging rights. ... 

Blowing the whistle on all the Madness

The college basketball season comes to a close tonight with the most unlikely of matchups – No. 7 Connecticut vs. No. 8 Kentucky. Pretty unbelievable if you are among the millions who won’t be receiving a billion-dollar check from Warren Buffett after your bracket was busted before the start of the Not-So Sweet 16. But if you really think about, chaos is really the only thing that makes... 
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