Posts tagged as: knee injury

Feb

02
2016

5 Daily Activities To Reduce Risk of Knee Injury

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The knees are so essential for our mobility but often times, we tend to overwork them or neglect to take care of them. Athletes are more prone to knee injuries and the injuries that they incur might be more severe. It could be an acute injury from accidents or overuse injury from excessive stress on the knees for long periods of time. However, it is possible to prevent knee injury. There are simple things you can do every day to protect your knees, reduce the risk of twisting them and cutting down on the stress you put on them. 1)Read more


Sep

15
2014

Knee Cartilage Injuries: Cause & Symptoms

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Located in our knee are cartilage tissues that act as shock absorbers. These shock absorbers are tough but yet flexible tissues that are located throughout our body, covering all the surfaces of our joint in order to facilitate the smooth gliding motion of our bones. It is because of these cartilage tissues that we are able to jump and run without experiencing pain. One downside of it is that the tissues do not have their own blood supply. This means that once they are injured or damaged, the healing process is extremely slow. Someone who has a damaged cartilage tissueRead more


Sep

03
2013

5 Most Common Sports Injuries

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Sports injuries are common injuries for athletes and they can affect every part of our musculoskeletal system. There are hundreds of sports injuries out there and some can have a serious impact on the future of the athlete’s career. Read on to find out which injuries are the most common ones suffered. Achilles Tendinitis Achilles Tendinitis is an injury that occurs when the Achilles tendon which is located at the back of the ankle is overused. It occurs commonly in athletes who are involved in sporting activities that requires them to jump, hop or run for prolonged periods of timeRead more


May

09
2013

Top 3 Most Knee Damaging Activities

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Living an active lifestyle is great and the health benefits associated are undisputable. Exercising regularly is important to strengthen our muscles and better support our joints. Weak joints will increase the chances of misalignment for the bones, ligaments and tendons. However, it may also cause problems for your knee. Our knee has to bear the brunt of our body weight and activities such as running and jumping will cause a lot of compressive stresses on the knee and wearing out the cartilage. Although our knee is designed to take all these things thrown at it, it will give way eventually.Read more


Nov

13
2012

Symptoms of a MCL Ligament Injury

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There are four ligaments that provide stability to the knee joints. They are the anterior cruciate ligament, posterior cruciate, lateral collateral ligament and medial collateral ligament. The main function of the medial collateral ligament is to prevent the knee from hyper-extension inwards and allow rotation to happen. However when the MCL is overstretched due to trauma, it can tear quite easily. A tear to the MCL can be on its own but it is more commonly in conjunction with a tear to the ACL and meniscus. The first symptom following an injury to the MCL injury is pain. Pain willRead more


Oct

16
2012

Effects of Arthroscopy Surgery

General, Knee Pain, Sports Injury     1

Arthroscopy surgery is a commonly performed surgery that helps to treat knee problems. The main difference from normal open surgery is that small incisions are made to allow a small camera and surgical devices to be placed at the knee joint. Since only small incisions are made, the recovery time will be shorter and there will be less potential complications as compared to open surgery. However as with all surgery, there are some effects after the surgery that are due to the surgery itself. Decreased range of motion After surgery, some patients may experience a decreased range of motion forRead more


Oct

04
2012

Possible Sports Injuries From Full Contact Martial Arts

Ankle Pain, Heel Pain, Joint Pain, Knee Pain, Sports Injury     0

Many people around the world participate in martial arts. There are 3 types of martial arts namely the light, medium and full contact martial arts and as the names suggest, each differs in the amount of body contact involved. Martial arts have many benefits to it, most prominently are the health benefits as well as the coordination between various parts of the body, body balance and flexibility. However, as with all kinds of full contact sports, there are injuries that are associated with it. Facial Laceration Facial lacerations are the most common injuries sustained from full contact martial arts. TheyRead more