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
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
The Injury In May 2006 Rooney was stretchered off the field during Manchester United’s 3-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge, following a challenge by the Chelsea full-back Paulo Ferreira. X-rays revealed a fracture of the fourth Metatarsal as well as one of the Tarsal bones of the foot. The Treatment The treatment of Metatarsal fractures varies … Read more
The Injury Freddie Ljungberg suffered a Calf muscle injury during Sweden’s 2-0 Euro 2008 qualifier victory over Spain and was forced to miss several Premiership matches. Calf muscle injuries are common in sports such as football, basketball, and tennis, where there is a lot of running and jumping. The Treatment Freddie Ljungberg’s rehabilitation was … Read more
The Injury Olly Barkley dislocated his thumb whilst playing in Bath Rugby’s Heineken Cup fixture against Leinster in January 2006. Injuries to the ligaments at the base of the thumb are relatively common in rugby. The Ulnar Collateral and the Radial Collateral ligaments are the most commonly injured. The Treatment Thumb sprains heal well in … Read more
The InjuryAustralian Lydia Ierodiaconou suffered an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) rupture during training in June 2005 Australian Lydia Ierodiaconou suffered an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) rupture during training in June 2005. Ierodiaconu battled back to compete in the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics, but unfortunately, while in second place after the first round she landed awkwardly … Read more
The Injury British boxer Anthony Ogogo missed out on an early opportunity to qualify for the London 2012 Olympics when he aggravated a long-term shoulder injury in a boxing match. After dislocating his shoulder Ogogo revealed he lost the range of mobility in his shoulder, a symptom which many who suffer a dislocation experience. Speaking … Read more
Find out how high profile elite athletes have overcome the adversity of injury and successfully returned to their physically demanding sports, and what you can do to help your own recovery from injury.