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?
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.
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.
Sprained ankles are common. It only takes an over-enthusiastic run down the stairs, or a mis-judgement of a pavement height to turn your ankle or twist your foot, after which you will likely feel a sharp pain and have to hobble home. It is important to diagnose a sprain from a fracture though and there are also some practical tips on how you can assist a quick recovery.
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.
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.