Footballers suffer more injuries than in just about any other sport. Most are caused by colliding with other players or landing awkwardly from a jump. Roughly a quarter of injuries are due to overuse and develop gradually over time. So, what can players (and their concerned parents!) do to protect themselves from getting injured?
Our hip joints are highly robust and designed for repeated motion. However, they are not indestructible, so with age and usage hip pain and wider issues can arise, even in the healthiest of people. Fortunately, these days there are plenty of treatment options available for hip pain, as well as advanced surgery techniques should a full hip replacement be necessary.
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.
If you are experiencing musculoskeletal pain or injury, and are in the process of seeking or having treatment, it is useful to have a basic understanding of the relevant anatomy and terminology you are likely to hear through the process. Whilst your doctor will explain in detail everything in detail too, here we cover the basics about bones, joints, cartilage, meniscus, labrum, muscles, ligaments and tendons.