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Different Types Of Knee Sprains, Symptoms & Treatment Options

Different Types Of Knee Sprains, Symptoms & Treatment Options

Admin 13/12/2013 0
A knee sprain is an injury to the ligament of the knee. The severity of a knee sprain may vary from a subtle stretch to a complete tear of the affected ligament. There are three types of sprains:Grade 1: A slight stretch of the ligament, resulting in pain and swellingGrade 2: A slight tear in the ligament; pain is often disablingGrade 3: A complete tear of the ligament, this may require surgery  Anatomy Of The Lateral Collateral, Medial Collateral, Anterior Cruciate & Posterior Cruciate Ligament Most knee sprains involve the tearing of the medial collateral ligament (MCL), situated in the medial part of the knee and the lateral ligament or th...
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Infographic: How To Boost Recovery From A Sports Injury With R.I.C.E. Treatment

Infographic: How To Boost Recovery From A Sports Injury With R.I.C.E. Treatment

Admin 18/11/2013 0
Our first infographic designed has been very popular. The infographic shows the basics of how to recover from a sports injury using R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation), we call it Injury Management 101.  What Is R.I.C.E. TreatmentThe first thing to do after a muscle strain or ligament sprain is follow the R.I.C.E. method immediately after. This will help you recover quicker than not doing anything after. RESTStop using injured part as it may worsen the injury. Use crutches or aids if necessary. ICEThe cold from ice contracts injured capillaries and blood vessels which helps stop internal bleeding. Apply ice for every hour for no long...
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Different Types Of Ankle Sprains, Symptoms & Treatment Options

Different Types Of Ankle Sprains, Symptoms & Treatment Options

Admin 18/11/2013 0
An ankle sprain is an injury that results from the twisting or rolling of the ankle in the wrong manner. Inappropriate movement of the ankle can allow the tough bands of fibrous tissues -- which we call ligaments – that hold the anklebone in place, to experience wear and tear due to the excessive movement. This causes the ligaments to move beyond their range of motion. Most ankle sprains occur when the ligaments on the outer side of the injured ankle are affected. Identifying The Type Of Ankle Sprain The 2 common types of ankle strains are inversion and eversion ankle sprains.Inversion sprain:  This is the most common out of the three and typ...
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What Is Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis), Symptoms & Treatment

What Is Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis), Symptoms & Treatment

Admin 11/11/2013 0
Medically termed as Lateral Epicondylitis, tennis elbow is one of the most common causes of elbow pain, characterized by discomfort over the outer region of the elbow that may also travel down to the forearm. As the name suggests, tennis elbow is common in tennis players, however it also affects 3 percent of the population involved in work-related activities, particularly those involving the movement of the hand similar to playing tennis and other racquet sports, such as cutting, chopping meat, digging, gardening, driving, plumbing, using a screwdriver and painting.Tennis elbow is common in both men and women typically within the age group of...
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What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Symptoms & Treatment

What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Symptoms & Treatment

Admin 05/11/2013 0
Carpal tunnel syndrome is typically the cause of hand and wrist pain, which is usually described by patients as a “pins and needles” type of sensation.Anatomy The carpal tunnel is a narrow gap between the wrist/carpal bones across which blood vessels, nerves and muscles pass from the hand to the forearm. The median nerve travels through this tunnel alongside the tendons to the thumb and the fingers. The nerve controls the movement and sensation of the first three fingers and the thumb. When the median nerve is compressed or pinched; pain, numbness, weakness or a tingling sensation in the hand is likely to result. This is called carpal tunnel ...
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What Is Jumpers Knee (Patellar Tendonitis), Symptoms & Treatment

What Is Jumpers Knee (Patellar Tendonitis), Symptoms & Treatment

Admin 29/10/2013 0
Medically termed as patellar tendonitis, Jumper’s knee is characterized by the pain in the knee which gradually develops with continued weight bearing activities such as running, jogging, jumping, sprinting and other landing movements. If strained too much, the patellar tendon undergoes various microscopic damages in the tissues of the tendon, which progress with prolonged movement. Note that the term patellar tendonitis refers to the inflammation of the patellar tendon, whereas, patellar tendinopathy refers to its degeneration.Anatomy The patellar tendon is situated right below the patella (kneecap) and is about two finger-space breadths wid...
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5 Things You Must Do After An Injury

5 Things You Must Do After An Injury

Admin 23/07/2013 0
Enjoying physical activity is one of life’s pleasures. Not only does it feel good, but it's an essential part of staying healthy. There are many health benefits and much enjoyment connected to being active. Unfortunatly, when you're living an active lifestyle and improving your overall health, you're also opening the door for certain types of injuries that don't happen when you're just sitting on the couch all day, but that's a small price to pay for the countless benefits of physical activity. It is a rare athlete or competitor who hasn’t suffered bodily injury to some degree. It is critical to know the steps you can take to expedite recover...
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