Injuries

Tennis Elbow

> What Is Tennis Elbow?” Tennis elbow is localised pain over the bony prominence called the lateral epicondyle on the outside of the elbow.  It may also be referred to al lateral epicondylitis.

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Stress Fractures

> What Is A Stress Fracture?” Each day, the body makes new bone to replace the bone that is broken down by the stress of everyday living.  Usually this process is balanced, with the body replacing the equal amount of bone lost.  However, this balance may become upset.  The body, due to several factors, may […]

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Shoulder Dislocation

> What Structures Are Torn When The Shoulder Dislocates? The shoulder has the greatest range of motion of all the joints. The humeral head is a ball which sits in a shallow, relatively small cup shaped socket called the glenoid. The glenoid is made deeper by a rim of fibrocartilage called the labrum. Three main […]

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Return to Play

> What Does Return To Play Mean? This refers to the point in recovery from an injury when a person is able to go back to playing their sport or participating in an activity at a level close to that which they participated at before. No one likes to be sidelined with an injury.  Once […]

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Overuse Injuries

> What Is An Overuse Injury? There are basically two types of injuries: acute injuries and overuse injuries.  Acute injuries are usually the result of a single, traumatic event (macrotrauma).  Common examples include wrist fractures, ankle sprains, shoulder dislocations, and hamstring muscle strain. Overuse Injuries are more subtle and usually occur over time.  They are […]

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Injured ACL

> What Is The ACL? ACL stands for Anterior Cruciate Ligament of the knee.  The knee is the largest and most complex joint in your body.  It depends on four ligaments and other muscles and tendons to function properly.  There are two ligaments on the sides of the knee:  the Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) and […]

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Exercising for Bone Health

> Why Is Exercise Important For Bone Health? Bone health follows the old adage “Use it or lose it”.  Stressing bone through activity and exercise encourages it to increase its calcium content and grow stronger and denser. A sedentary lifestyle has the opposite effect on bones.  Inactivity causes the bone to lose calcium and get […]

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Ankle Sprains

> What Is An Ankle Sprain? A sprain is a stretch injury of the ligaments that support the ankle.  The ligaments on the outside of the ankle are most commonly injured when the foot is turned inward on an awkward step.

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