While the rest of you are cracking nuts this Christmas, is there one member of your family who just can’t resist cracking their joints? Sometimes the people around them are full of dire warnings about the consequence of joint cracking, but are they right?
More than 12 million of us in the UK are preparing to jet off on Winter holidays, according to the Association of British Travel Agents. Are you one of them? If so, are you prepared as best as possible to avoid any winter sports injuries? These range from pulled muscles, cuts and bruises, to more severe injuries.
Falling leaves, ripening berries and cooler, frosty mornings herald not just the start of Autumn but also the imminent arrival of the Rugby season. Whether you’re a player yourself or the parent or spouse of a player it’s worth being aware of the injuries that occur most commonly in this most physical of sports and knowing how to protect against them if you can.
Our knees succumb to vast amount of usage throughout our lives, so it isn’t a surprise that injury and pain in the knee area is common. Problems are generally more frequent the more active you are too, so even the fittest, healthiest people are affected. The longer you leave a knee issue, the more complex treatment could be required so it is important to understand what could be causing your pain.
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.