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Keep excess weight off to improve back and knee rehabilitation

There are many good reasons for you to maintain appropriate body weight, including: Easier health management Better control of risk factors (e.g. blood pressure, sugar levels, cholesterol) Improved quality of life (i.e. self-confidence, more agility) The popular Body Mass Index (BMI) is a good way to gauge your present condition. However, you should also monitor …

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Thoracic injuries

Thoracic (chest) injuries occur most often among athletes who play contact sport such as rugby or football, but anyone can suffer from a thoracic injury as a result of exercise or some other type of trauma. Thoracic pain or evidence of thoracic injury should not be ignored as the thoracic or chest cavity contains important …

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Sports hernia

Sports hernia, also known as an inguinal hernia or Gilmore’s groin, is named after Jerry Gilmore who first recognised the condition in 1980 and developed a surgical repair technique for it. It is a medical condition that affects athletes, mainly soccer players, but it may also affect those who play ice hockey, tennis, rugby or …

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Snapping hip injury

Snapping hip injury, sometimes called dancer’s hip, is a condition in which the person feels a snapping sensation around the hip region when the hip is flexed or extended. The snapping is caused by the movement of a tendon over a bony structure. Snapping hip is categorised by the location of the injury. It may …

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Shoulder injuries

Shoulder injuries are common among athletes such as baseball players, golfers, cricketers who overuse their arm in their sporting activities. Players of contact sports like football and rugby are also susceptible to shoulder injuries. This article highlights some of the most common shoulder injuries. Acromioclavicular joint injury or AC joint injury The AC joint is …

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Over training injuries

Many athletes make the mistake of thinking that more is better. More exercise, more weights, more frequency. The result is that they become burnt out or suffer injury. Some injuries that result from overtraining are shin splints, (soreness and swelling of the lower leg), stress fractures, tendonitis, golfer’s elbow, tennis elbow and a multiplicity of …

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Lumbar spine sprains and strains

The spine is made up of a network of structures: the vertebrae, discs, ligaments, muscles and nerves. The lumbar spine (lower back) withstands the greatest amount of strain during movement and because the ligaments of the lumbar spine are inherently weak, injury is always a possibility. A lumbar spine injury often takes the form of …

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Knee injuries

The knee joint is a complex structure of bones, ligaments, muscles, cartilage and the joint capsule. This anatomy lends itself to a multiple of injuries ranging from ACL tears to other ligament sprains and tendon strains. Direct trauma, as well as wear and tear, also contributes to some knee injuries. Most knee injuries will usually …

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