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What Is Patellar Tracking Disorder? Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Options

What Is Patellar Tracking Disorder? Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Options

Admin 03/09/2014 0
Patellar tracking disorder is a condition which occurs when your patella (kneecap) moves out of its original place when the leg straightens or bends.Most often, the patella shifts excessively towards the outside of your leg, however, in some cases; it may shift toward the inside too.Your knee joint is a hinge which connects the tibia and fibula of your leg with your femur. The kneecap is held in its natural position via ligaments on its sides and tendons on its top. In the underside of the kneecap, a layer of cartilage helps the patella glide along the groove situated at the end of your femur.The patella can rotate or shift off its natural po...
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What Is Iliotibial Band Syndrome? Symptoms, Causes & Treatment Options

What Is Iliotibial Band Syndrome? Symptoms, Causes & Treatment Options

Admin 15/05/2014 0
Iliotibial band syndrome is a very common overuse injury to the knee which is most frequent in runners. It usually manifests as a lateral knee pain, often caused by the inflammation of the ligament which runs down the outer region of the thigh, from hip to shin. The ligament in this case is called the iliotibial band or IT band.  In some occasions, the ligament inflames at the proximal origin and results in referred hip pain.The IT band is a thick fascia band, which attached to the knee and helps in its stabilization during movement. In case, the IT band fails to work sufficiently, the movement of the joint becomes painful and this is especia...
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What Is Runners Knee (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome), Symptoms, Causes & Treatment Options

What Is Runners Knee (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome), Symptoms, Causes & Treatment Options

Admin 17/03/2014 0
As the name implies, runner’s knee, also known as Chondromalacia patella or Patellofemoral pain syndrome is a common problem among runners. However, it may take place in athletes that are involved in activities requiring frequent knee bending, such as jumping, biking and even walking. It often causes an aching pain around your kneecap and hence the name, runner’s knee.Signs and symptoms Some common signs and symptoms of runner’s knee include:Pain around or behind your kneecap – this is most prominent where the kneecap and thighbone meetPain while bending the knee – this is common while walking, kneeling, running, sitting and squattingSwelling...
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Infographic: Top 5 Common Soccer Injuries EXPOSED!

Infographic: Top 5 Common Soccer Injuries EXPOSED!

Admin 21/02/2014 0
Check out our brand new infographic exposoing the top 5 most common soccer injuries that footballers (professional and amateur) face today. We've also included some interesting stats to accompany the infographic.   Share this Infographic On Your Site!Feel free to embed this infographic on your website. However you must link back to our homepage https://www.bodyheal.com.au/ or this blog post https://www.bodyheal.com.au/blog/infographic-top-5-common-soccer-injuries-exposed ...
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What Is Osgood-Schlatter Disease? Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Options

What Is Osgood-Schlatter Disease? Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Options

Admin 17/02/2014 0
Osgood-Schlatter disease is characterized by the painful lump located below the kneecap in adolescents and children who experience growth spurs upon the onset of puberty. It commonly happens in kids who are involved in sports such as running and jumping and other activities which incorporate swift direction changes such as basketball, football, ballet or figure skating.  Who Is At Risk?Although the condition is most common in boys, girls are also likely targets as more and more of them are getting involved in sports.Osgood-Schlatter disease typically occurs in every 1 out of 5 adolescents.Age may differ according to sex, as girls tend to expe...
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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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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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