Common tennis injuries and treatment options

With tennis season being in full swing, you may have been watching some of the Wimbledon matches in recent weeks. Tennis, like any other sport, is loved by both professional athletes as well as amateurs that enjoy playing as a way to keep fit, healthy and agile. Due to the nature of tennis though, players do incur injuries, that often need treatment. Here we look at a couple of common tennis-related injuries and how to treat them.

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Common cycling injuries

Maybe you take part in cycling competitions such as the London to Cambridge bike ride on Sunday 2nd July 2017, or you cycle just for recreational enjoyment. Either way, cycling can cause range of painful injuries, many of which are due to an improper body position, resulting in overuse of certain joints. Here we cover the most common cycling injuries and how to better protect yourself to avoid them.

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Masking Pain Can Cause Wider Health Risks

If you have been taking pain-killers to help you manage chronic pain, this can cause wider risks to your health, including in some cases an increased risk of heart attack. It is vital to explore options that diagnose the underlying cause of the pain, rather than just masking a problem and hoping it will go away. Read more about the risks of pain-killers, even when taking in the short-term, and how to seek effective help to treat chronic orthopaedic-related pain.

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Minimally Invasive Orthopaedic Surgery Options

Minimally invasive surgery has been advancing over the past few decades, meaning that people suffering with a wide range of conditions can benefit from more sophisticated techniques that result in the same outcome but with less pain and a shorter recovery time. What minimally invasive techniques are used in orthopaedic surgery? Are you suitable for surgery using minimally invasive techniques?

 

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Outpatient Knee Surgery – What to Expect

Our knees are highly important to retaining an active and fulfilled life. It is often only when an issue occurs that we really appreciate the work they do. Because our knees are made of a complex network of bones, tendons, muscles and ligaments, problems do arise when these elements don’t work together in harmony. Surgery is sometimes necessary as the best treatment, however for many cases it is possible to be seen as an outpatient where you can recover at home.

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Meniscus Tear: Key Factors Affecting Recovery

A meniscus tear is one of the most common injuries to the knee. Depending on how severe the tear is, will depend if you require surgery. If the tear is not severe, physiotherapy could be sufficient for you to heal the injury. There are a number of factors that can affect recovery success and timeframes.

Here we explain in more detail, plus cover the main causes and treatments of meniscus tears.

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