New Super Menu

06/25/2014
by Ron Brilliant
New Super Menu to help customers find products easier and faster. Simply choose a catalog and a photo of the available categories will be shown for your ease. 

Close out - Gel Sports Insoles Just $5

06/15/2014
by Ron Brilliant
Get the remaining Bunga Sports Insoles. These are close out items and will not last. First come, First Served. Quantities and sizes limited to stock on hand, no back orders. Only $5.00. 

Bunga Patella Trackilizer on Sale

06/05/2014
by Ron Brilliant

The Trackilizer helps those who have runner's and jumper's knee. Take a look at the product at http://www.bungapads.com/bunga-patellar-and-it-band-strap.html 

 

Also, helps with Patellar Tendonitis, Osgood Schlater Disease and other knee cap tracking problems. 

Everything On Sale

05/11/2014
by Ron Brilliant
Absolute Athletics LLC is currently running promotional pricing on all its items. In order to receive and see the lower pricing you must be logged in or register, otherwise you will only see and receive the standard pricing. Also, the cost of shipping and handling has been reduced due to better negotiated rates with our shippers. We are always listening to our customers, so if you have a suggestion please send us a note at our Quick Question section on our website.

Tennis Elbow Article

05/10/2014
by Ron Brilliant

Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is a painful condition that occurs when tendons in your elbow are overworked, usually by repetitive motions of the wrist and arm. Tennis elbow can result from poor technique in executing a tennis backhand. However, many occupations also feature repetitive wrist and arm motions that can cause tennis elbow.

The pain of tennis elbow occurs primarily where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to the bony prominence on the outside of your elbow. Pain can also spread into your forearm and wrist.

Rest and over-the-counter pain relievers often help relieve tennis elbow. If conservative treatments don't help or if symptoms are disabling, your doctor may suggest surgery.

Product Solutions

Consider the following products to address Tennis Elbow - AE3, AE4 and AE5

Symptoms

The pain associated with tennis elbow may radiate from the outside of your elbow into your forearm and wrist. Pain and weakness may make it difficult to:

  • Hold sports equipment like a hockey stick or tennis racket
  • Shake hands
  • Turn a doorknob
  • Hold a coffee cup

When to see a doctor

Talk to your doctor if self-care steps such as rest, ice and use of over-the-counter pain relievers don't ease your elbow pain and tenderness.

Causes

Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is an overuse and muscle strain injury. The cause is repeated contraction of the forearm muscles that you use to straighten and raise your hand and wrist. The repeated motions and stress to the tissue may result in inflammation or a series of tiny tears in the tendons that attach the forearm muscles to the bony prominence at the outside of your elbow (lateral epicondyle).

As the name suggests, playing tennis — especially repeated use of the backhand stroke with poor technique — is one possible cause of tennis elbow. However, many other common arm motions can cause tennis elbow, including:

  • Using plumbing tools
  • Painting
  • Driving screws
  • Cutting up cooking ingredients, particularly meat
  • Excessive computer mouse use

Risk Factors

Factors that may increase your risk of tennis elbow include:

  • Age. While tennis elbow affects people of all ages, it's most common in adults between the ages of 30 and 50.
  • Occupation. People who have jobs that involve repetitive motions of the wrist and arm are more likely to develop tennis elbow. Examples include plumbers, painters, carpenters, butchers and cooks.
  • Certain sports. Participating in racket sports increases your risk of tennis elbow, especially if you employ poor stroke technique.

Complications

Left untreated, tennis elbow can result in chronic pain — especially when lifting or gripping objects. Using your arm too strenuously before your elbow has healed can make the problem worse. 

References

  1. Regan WD, et al. Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow). In: DeLee JC, et al. DeLee and Drez's Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa.: Saunders Elsevier; 2009. http://www.mdconsult.com/book/player/book.do?method=display&type=bookPage&decorator=header&eid=4-u1.0-B978-1-4160-3143-7..00019-1--sc2&displayedEid=4-u1.0-B978-1-4160-3143-7..00019-1--s0145&uniq=213936826&isbn=978-1-4160-3143-7&sid=1037052489. Accessed Aug. 10, 2010.
  2. Jayanthi N. Epicondylitis (tennis and golf elbow). http://www.uptodate.com/home/index.html. Accessed Aug. 10, 2010.
  3. Miller RH, et al. Lateral epicondylitis. In: Canale ST, et al. Campbell's Operative Orthopaedics. 11th ed. Philadelphia, Pa.: Mosby Elsevier; 2007. http://www.mdconsult.com/das/book/body/214290188-3/1038084588/1584/342.html#4-u1.0-B978-0-323-03329-9..50047-7--cesec53_2420. Accessed Aug. 12, 2010.
  4. Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00068. Accessed Aug. 10, 2010
  5. Neurological diagnostic tests and procedures. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/misc/diagnostic_tests.htm. Accessed Aug. 12, 2010.
  6. This information provided by The Mayo Clinic with all rights reserved.

 

 

Quick Search Launched

05/09/2014
by Ron Brilliant
Absolute Athletics, LLC has launched a new quick search feature to help our customers find products easier and faster. Simply begin typing the name of the product or product code into the search box and you will get a drop down list of available products. Let us know what you think and thanks for letting us help you stay in the game.

New Customer Support Center

04/25/2014
by Ron Brilliant
Absolute Athletics, LLC has implemented a new and comprehensive support center. Simple select the link on the home page and you will be taken to a customer portal where you can enter a Chat Session, Submit Support Requests, access the new and emerging knowledgebase and more.

New Free Products Section

04/24/2014
by Ron Brilliant
Check out the new Retail Sites "Free" Products section. This section will be used to show close out items, discontinued items, items that have blemishes and other items. Most of the items will be a very low price to 1 Cent, plus any additional shipping and handling charges. Please see each product for pricing and other specifications.