Martial arts injuries

Martial arts in its different forms carry with it the risk of injury, ranging from mild to severe. Seasoned martial arts performers stand a higher chance of sustaining a more serious injury due to the competitive nature of the sport. Amateurs are more likely to suffer contusions, sprains and strains. Before beginning martial arts or …

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Endurance sports injuries

Athletes who participate in endurance sports are subject to injuries different from those suffered by other athletes. Most of these endurance sports injuries are the direct result of pushing the body to its limits over a long period. For example, shin pain and various forms of tendinopathies are common among long-distance runners and triathletes, while …

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Basketball injuries

Injury can strike whether you’re shooting some hoops down at the local playground or you’re slamming baskets in front of thousands of spectators. Basketball injuries can be nagging long term, so getting the right physiotherapy and treatment and advice following injury is essential. Physiotherapy after injury cannot only help with the healing process, it can …

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Athletics injuries

Avid athletic professionals, as well as amateurs, may encounter debilitating pain and injuries from overtraining, poor technique or accidents. Athletic injuries are common and physiotherapists are trained to treat most athletic injuries to ensure a return to sport that is as quick and safe as possible with little chance of re-injury. Athletics injuries and treatment …

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Hand and wrist injuries

The hand and wrist are made up of an intricate assortment of bones, ligaments, tendons and nerves. Also, they are involved in almost every activity of daily living, and as such, they can be easily injured especially with overuse. Because of the complex biomechanics of the hand and wrist, a careful diagnosis must be made …

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Hamstring strain

The hamstring is found along the back of the thigh and comprises of a group of muscles that extend the hip (backwards movement of the leg) and flex (bend) the knee. A hamstring strain, sometimes called a pulled hamstring, is very common in sports that involve sprinting such as football, rugby and hockey and it …

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Groin injuries

Groin injuries most commonly involve the adductor muscles that go from the pelvis to the knee and help to bring the leg in toward the body. These muscles are used during sports that involve sprinting, kicking and twisting such as football and soccer. A strain(tear) in the adductor muscles can occur during these activities. Symptoms …

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Foot Injuries

Foot injuries are common among athletes during their career and can cause a lot of pain, discomfort and in some cases can sideline them for some time. Overuse, overtraining, weak muscles and tendons, trauma, poor technique and incorrect footwear can all lead to foot injuries. In this article, we will look at some of the …

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Disc prolapse

Commonly called “herniated disc” or “ruptured disc” (or misleadingly called “slipped disc”), one of the common conditions we treat is disc prolapse. The spinal column is made up of several bones called vertebrae. Between these vertebrae are discs which prevent the bones from rubbing against each other during movement and act as shock absorbers during …

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Compartment syndrome

Compartment syndrome is a condition caused by swelling within the space or “compartment” that contains muscles, nerves, blood vessels and bones. Pressure on arteries, veins and nerves causes severe pain and slows the circulation to these parts potentially causing permanent damage. Acute compartment syndrome is a medical emergency requiring immediate attention. Chronic compartment syndrome is …

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