Overuse injuries

Overuse injuries

Foot pain: does your foot anatomy affect your injury rate?

Foot structure and injury rates Does the structure of your foot affect your injury rate? There’s been considerable confusion concerning the effects of foot structure on injury rates. Some researchers – and large numbers of people in the population at large – believe that individuals with low-arched feet have weak foot structures and are more […]

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Sports injuries benefits

You may not appreciate it at the time, but an injury can teach you a lot about how your body works In this article I want to discuss the idea that an injury, if it is treated and acted on in the right way, can actually be a gift to a sportsperson. Some of you […]

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Sports injury avoidance

Like most athletes, you undoubtedly want to lower your chances of incurring an injury while participating in your favourite sport. Injuries decrease the amount of time you can spend in leisure activities, lower your fitness, downgrade competitive performances, and can lead to long-term health problems such as arthritis and/or joint stiffness. But are there general […]

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Shin pain case study

Veteran runner with shin pain A 42-year-old male runner came to the Sports Injury Centre; he presented with a one-year history of chronic anterior shin pain when running. He had managed his condition with relative rest and anti-inflammatory cream when acute, and usually returned to running within a few weeks, but was never pain-free. Over […]

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Stress fracture

One in ten of all sports injuries is a stress fracture. Here’s how to break the pattern. Stress fractures are partial or complete fractures of bone, often called fatigue fractures since they are caused by repetitive strain during sub-maximal activity. They result from the inability of the bone to react favourably to the stress imposed. […]

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Sports injuries: preventing and treating thigh pain

Treating and preventing hamstring and quadraceps injuries  Phase 1: Muscle Balance The aim of phase 1 is to restore normal muscle length, range of motion and introduce postural awareness. The stretches outlined below are an indication of muscle stretches that are advised but do not have to be followed to the letter. Therefore if you […]

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Back pain: preventing and treating back injuries

Exercises to strengthen the back following injury Phase 1- Muscle Balance The aim of phase 1 is to restore normal muscle length, range of motion and introduce postural awareness. Pelvic Tilts: Lying supine, with knees bent, feet flat on floor and the spine in a natural curve (neutral alignment). Gently flatten the lower back and […]

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