Overuse injuries

Shin splints treatment and shin splints exercise for athletes

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The casual phrase ‘shin splints’ can really disguise a number of different complaints per week. Today, though, leg injuries are common in a variety of different sports. What shin splints are – or aren’t Here’ s a conversation I can still recall from my school days. A fellow miler from the track team approached me... MORE

Sports injury avoidance

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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... MORE

Shin pain case study

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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... MORE

Stress fracture

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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.... MORE

Sports injuries: preventing and treating thigh pain

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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... MORE

Hip, groin and pelvis injuries: prevention and treatment

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Conditioning techniques to treat and prevent upper leg injuries PHASE 1 (Muscle Balance) Hip Labrum tear, Hip Bursitis ExercisesThe 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... MORE

Back pain: preventing and treating back injuries

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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... MORE


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