Real estate and business professional Chad Roffers maintains an active lifestyle through a number of sports, including tennis. Like all sports, tennis poses the risk of injury. Below, Mr. Roffers discusses tennis elbow, one of the most common tennis-related injuries. 

Tennis elbow is caused by repeated stress on the muscles of the arm and wrist, which results in microscopic tears and pain in the outer elbow. To avoid these tears, players should always stretch before a match and seriously consider wearing an elbow brace or sleeve. Tennis elbow sometimes results from poor stroke formation. If possible, the player may want to consult with a professional trainer to ensure proper technique. Sometimes, equipment is to blame, especially if the player uses a heavy racket or especially heavy balls.

Traditionally, treating tennis elbow involves regular icing, rest, and the use of ibuprofen or other mild anti-inflammatory medications. Players may also want to investigate alternatives such as splinting or acupuncture.

The American Red Cross has received a heavy volume of publicity recently due to its presence on the scene of numerous international crises, but Chad Roffers has been a generous contributor to the non-profit disaster relief organization for a number of years. 

The American Red Cross began its non-partisan humanitarian efforts shortly after the conclusion of the Civil War, and over time has grown into the remarkable humanitarian relief operation that it is today. The American Red Cross estimates that it responds to over 70,000 U.S. disaster situations annually, whether natural or man-made, providing food, shelter, and direct financial assistance to millions of people impacted by emergencies. For example, since the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Red Cross has been present in areas affected by the storm, from Rhode Island to Virginia, and especially in the Greater New York and New Jersey areas. It’s estimated that approximately 61,000 individuals have sought overnight stays in over 250 Red Cross shelters, that 3.2 million meals have been served so far, and that more than 121.000 hygiene and clean-up items have been distributed to the area’s residents. As a charitable organization, the American Red Cross is largely dependent upon individual donors such as Chad Roffers to continue its humanitarian efforts, both in America and abroad.

About Mr. Roffers:
Chad Roffers is in charge of business development for New York-based Concierge Auctions, which deals in luxury real estate.