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    Wrist Injuries and their Prevention During Snowboarding

    Snowboarding Wrist Injuries

    Dr Mike Langran is the UK ‘s leading authority on snow sports injury and prevention. He is Director of the Scottish Snow Sports Safety Study, an executive committee member of the British Association of Ski Patrollers and both Board member and UK National Secretary of the International Society for Skiing Safety (ISSS). Dr Langran is … Read more

    Sudeck’s Atrophy (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome)

    What is it? Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSDS) is relatively common and has been reported to occur after 5% of all traumatic injuries. It may occur following fractures to the extremities, joint sprains or following surgery. It has also been reported following immobilisation and frostbite. It is thought to be caused by a dysfunction of … Read more

    Ankle Arthroscopy

    What is it? Ankle arthroscopy refers to the technique used by orthopaedic surgeons whereby they insert a very small (2mm diameter) camera into the ankle joint. It is a minimally invasive surgical procedure, commonly known as keyhole surgery, and allows the surgeon to look directly inside the ankle joint to determine exactly what is wrong. … Read more

    How to Relieve Knee Arthritis with a Knee Support

    Do your Knee Joints Suffer from Pain from Arthritis? Arthritis of the knee (also known as Osteoarthritis of the knee) causes joint pain, stiffness, restriction of movement and a creaking noise known as ‘Crepitus’. Knee Arthritis flare-ups can leave you with a painful swollen knee and impaired function. The symptoms of Knee Arthritis can severely … Read more

    Physiotherapy Treatment of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

    Treatment of Patellofemeoral sydrome

    Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome is a common cause of knee pain when running. Expert Lee Herrington, lead clinician at the Knee-Rehab UK knee rehabilitation clinic, explains the causes and treatment approaches for this knee pain.About Lee Herrington & contact details What is Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome and what causes it? “Pain around the knee cap or ‘Patellofemoral … Read more

    Sports Injury Case Study: Thierry Henry’s Sciatica

    The Injury Thierry Henry was sidelined with Sciatica in late November 2006. Although the cause of Sciatica usually lies in the back, not all sufferers will experience back pain and symptoms can be variable. The problem can manifest as back pain with leg pain, or leg pain only. The Treatment Like most people with Sciatica, … Read more

    How to Treat Sprains, Strains & Bruises

    Sports Injury Treatment The most common sports injuries are bruises, muscle strains and ligament sprains. This sports injury treatment guide is intended to provide information to help the injured recreational athlete understand the first of three stages in the process of healing sports injuries – inflammation – and the treatments available to minimise the time … Read more

    Sports Injury Case Study: John Terry’s Herniated Disc

    John Terry Herniated Disc

    The Injury John Terry suffered a herniated disc in December 2006. As well as producing low back pain, lower lumbar disc problems can cause pain, loss of sensation and weakness along the course of the Sciatic nerve, down the back of the leg. Terry’s symptoms affected his back and calf in particular. The Treatment Although … Read more

    Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs for Sports Injuries

    Warning: Always consult a doctor or pharmacist before using any medication. Do not exceed the stated dose of any medication. If your symptoms persist consult your doctor. Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) are commonly used in the treatment of acute sports injuries (Almekinders, 1993). NSAIDs are used primarily for reducing the pain, heat, swelling and … Read more