common sports injuries

5 02, 2018

Common Sports Injuries- Golfer’s Elbow Part 5

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 What is Golfer's Elbow? If you love to stay healthy and fit you probably have heard of this common sports injury- golfer's elbow.  Golfer's elbow is a tendon irritation on the inside of your arm.  It is usually worst with golfing, picking up objects, opening doors, or even writing with a pencil or pen. The correct medical term for golfer's elbow is medial epicondylitis. The medial epicondyle is a bony process on the inside of your elbow. Several elbow muscles attach on this bony protuberance and can produce pain when they are overworked or irritated. Here is a quick image where you can see where the pain is usually present: This [...]

22 01, 2018

IT Band – Common Sports Injuries Part 4

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Common Sports Injuries... IT Band Friction Syndrome One of the most common sports injuries of all is iliotibial band friction syndrome (IT Band). In this post, we'll disclose: The anatomy of the IT Band Symptoms of IT Band Why Physical Therapy For Knee Pain Can Help Why Sportsmed Physical Therapy Is Different.... The Anatomy of the IT Band The IT band is a long thick band that runs across the lateral part of your knee. It starts at your hip and runs just distal to your knee. Usually your symptoms are at the level of your knee. This band helps stabilize the lateral knee and hip, however, when irritated it can be [...]

14 01, 2018

ACL Tear- Common Sports Injuries Part 3

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The Dreaded ACL TEAR.... We have all heard of the dreaded ACL tear. Whether your a basketball player, football player, or even a volleyball player all athletes can be exposed to this knee injury.  Although surgery has helped many athletes, it's not a guarantee. Many athletes struggle regaining knee motion and strength which results in many lost years competing and potential ending of their career. In this post we'll cover the following:  What is an ACL Tear The Different Types of ACL Repair ACL Physical Therapy Or ACL Rehab ACL Surgery Recovery TimeLine Concluding Thoughts On ACL Tears What Is An ACL Tear? Your here because you have either injured your knee [...]

1 01, 2018

Common Sports Injuries Part 1: Ankle Sprains

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The Most Common Sports Injury Of All... If your an athlete and have rolled your ankle before you know the feelings of an ankle sprain. An ankle sprain is one of the most common sport injuries in all of athletics. In this post we'll describe what an ankle sprain actually is, the symptoms, why they occurs, and what you can do for one of the most common sports injuries. What Is An Ankle Sprain? There are multiple ways of spraining your ankle. The most common way is rolling your ankle outward. This is called an inversion ankle sprain. An ankle sprain is when the ligaments of the ankle become stretched out or [...]