Muscles and tendons

Knee joint injuries

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Knee instability has more to do with work than sport Instability of the knee joint – experienced as a sense of the knee ‘giving way’ – is an important symptom of knee injury and a predisposing factor for both acute knee injuries and osteoarthritis. Despite its importance, however, not much is known about the prevalence... MORE

Women’s knee injuries

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Female adolescent and young adult athletes are known to be at much greater risk of knee injury – particularly anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears – than males of similar training level. And now a new UK study has suggested that these differences are due to puberty-induced changes in knee mechanics.  The study was set up... MORE

Knee injuries- how iliotibial band syndrome can ruin the...

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Knee injuries are the curse of many athletes, especially runners For instance, about 60 per cent of all runners are injured in an average year, and about one-third of those misfortunes occur at the knee, producing a yearly knee malady rate of one in five runners (‘Running Injuries to the Knee,’ Journal of the American... MORE

Joint manipulation: is it safe?

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Joint manipulation for injuries – is it worth the risk? The popularity of manipulating joints for the treatment of injuries has continued to grow in recent years in line with the spread and growth of the chiropractic, osteopathic and physiotherapy professions in aid of sports injury prevention. But according to Steve Robson, athletes have little... MORE

Injury treatment: hot or cold

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Do you know when to use heat or cold therapy for an injury? If not, a recent review article by two University of Washington sports doctors, Matthew Karl, MD, and Stanley Herring, MD, can be your guide. Karl and Herring point out that the application of superficial heat to your body can improve the flexibility... MORE

Tendinitis treatment

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Tendinitis (inflammation of a muscle tendon) is without doubt the most common cause of lower-leg pain Sometimes, the surface of a bone near the point of tendon attachment also becomes inflamed, creating a condition called periosteitis. The pain of tendinitis (and periosteitis) tends to be diffuse, running up and down the lower part of the... MORE

Achilles tendon, running economy and tendinitis

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Having a short Achilles tendon may be an athlete’s Achilles heel Smart runners are always trying to improve their ‘running economy’ (the rate at which oxygen is used to run at a particular pace), because better economy (lower oxygen consumption) almost always translates into better race times and lower perceptions of effort during quality running.... MORE

Exercise bike training when injured

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The best workout to maintain fitness when you’re injured. If you’re a runner and a minor injury prevents you from carrying out your regular running workouts for a couple of days, there’s no need to worry: the rest will probably do you some good.  On the other hand, if you miss more than four days... MORE


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