Posts tagged as: Sports Injury

Mar

25
2014

About Tendonitis in Children

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Tendonitis is an inflammation of the tendons which results in severe pain and hindrances to mobility. The tendons are thick bands of tissues that connects the bones to the muscles. The chances of children contracting tendonitis is increasing nowadays due to the increased in activity level amongst them. Due to an emphasis on leading a healthier lifestyle, more kids are getting involved in sports. Tendonitis is an overuse injury and the symptoms differ among patients. Initially, pain will only be experienced during involvement in sports. Gradually, it will start to pop up at random timings of the day. Eventually, painRead more


Feb

25
2014

Sports Hernia – Signs and Symptoms

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Sports hernia is a widely used term mainly for describing pain that is experienced in the lower abdominal region. It is a soft tissue injury to the groin area that is painful. Athletes usually injure the hernia due to sudden changes in direction during high impact sports which require lots of twisting movements. Quite simply, a sports hernia injury is a tear of either the muscle, ligament or tendon at the abdomen or groin region. As mentioned above due to its widely used nature, medical practitioners prefer using the name “athletic pubalgia” to describe this injury. Signs There are manyRead more


Nov

12
2013

Prevention of Sports Injuries in Children

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Keeping our kids safe and sound is the most important thing ever. However, we also need to help them realise their full potential in whatever they do and thus, we should not hinder them. As a result, we should learn how to prevent sports injuries in children in order to progress further. In order to promote an active and healthy lifestyle, sports are an integral part of their lives. With an increase in sports activities come an increase in injury risks and in this article, we will learn how some preventive measures against sports injuries in children. Wearing safety equipmentRead more


Oct

23
2013

3 Reasons Why Physical Therapy is Important to a Sports Injury Recovery

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Swelling, pain and loss of motion are common complaints following a sports injury. In order to regain post-injury levels, movement is extremely important. The experts in body movements are physical therapists who are trained to conduct specific exercises and stretches meant for aiding recovery to a specific part of the body. So, what are some reasons why physical therapy is important to a sports injury recovery? Identification of deficiencies Physical therapists are the ones who conduct each physical therapy session and they are trained to indentify deficiencies in the biomechanics of our body. Just by looking at how to bodyRead 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


Aug

15
2013

Preventing Sports Injuries: Stretching Exercises

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Medical research has proven that an increase in the flexibility of a muscle unit increases performance and reduces the amount of injuries sustained. Basic stretching exercises include warming up and cooling down sessions. The main mechanism is due to the loosen tendons after stretching which is less prone to tears when used. Stretching also helps to reduce the recovery time in-between sessions and increases the biomechanical efficiency. There are basically 3 main types of stretching namely static, ballistic and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF). Static stretching is the most common and the safest amongst the 3. Static stretching works by slowlyRead more


May

07
2013

Patellar Dislocation: Causes and Prevention

Knee Pain, Sports Injury     0

Patellar or kneecap dislocations are injuries that occur with significant regularity, especially in young and active teens. Most injuries occur laterally and are accompanied by severe pain and swelling. The immediate remedial action following a patellar dislocation is to relocate the kneecap back to the trochlear groove. This is often performed without you even knowing it as it automatically pops in when u straighten you leg. Patellar dislocations can happen for various reasons, ranging from contact to non-contact scenarios. An athlete involved in impact or contact sports can suffer from it due to a sudden change in direction, causing aRead more


Mar

14
2013

Top 4 Most Injury Prone Activities for Youths

Knee Pain, Spine Injury, Sports Injury     0

The period of youth is perhaps the most important part of our lives. Our body starts to mature and we have much more energy than before. We are also more motivated and have a higher desire to try new things, especially athletic activities. However, it is also during our youth that we suffer most injuries and due to that, many of us are unable to participate in competitive sports in the future. There are some activities which are especially prone to injuries and let’s take a look at some of them in this article. Basketball Basketball is a competitive highRead more


Jan

17
2013

5 Common Injuries Suffered by Dancers

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

Dancing is a physical activity that is accompanied with a certain level or risk. Dancing is something that needs to be gradually built up from scratch and one cannot simply jump into it expecting to do something they have never tried. Proper warm up and stretching as well as cooling down exercises will need to be performed religiously before and after every session. Injuries can be career threatening to any dancer and it is important to take precautions to prevent them from happening. Meniscus Knee Tear Dancing requires a lot of jumping and knee twisting actions accompanied by sudden directionRead more


Jan

15
2013

4 Common Injuries Incurred From Rugby

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Rugby is a high impact and physically demanding sport that has a high risk of injuries due to its high contact nature. Being a competitive sport, it places a high emphasis on the physical attributes of the player and thus the increase in orthopaedic injuries. There are some parts of the body that is at a higher risk namely the head, shoulders and knees. Most injuries occurs during competitive matches especially during the tackling phase. Let’s take a look at some of the common injuries incurred from rugby. Hamstring injuries Due to the competitive nature of rugby, players need toRead more