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Medial tibial stress syndrome: a novel approach?

in Improve, Leg injuries, Overuse injuries

Medial tibial stress syndrome can be a persistent and debilitating condition in athletes. Andrew Hamilton looks at the risk factors involved, the popular treatment options, and also considers the efficacy or otherwise of a novel approach based on fascial manipulation. Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS – commonly known as shin splints) is a frequent injury of... MORE

Hip weakness and shin splints: a biomechanical approach

in Improve, Leg injuries, Musculoskeletal injuries, Overuse injuries

Alicia Filley examines the role of biomechanics in medial tibial stress syndrome. Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS – commonly known as shin splints) is not medically serious, yet can suddenly side-line an otherwise healthy athlete. Roughly five percent of all athletic injuries are diagnosed as MTSS(1). The incidence increases in specific populations, accounting for 13-20% of... MORE

NSAIDs: the good, the bad and the ugly

in Acute injuries, Improve, Overuse injuries

Andrew Hamilton looks at recent research on non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication; should it be considered a last resort for athletes rather than the first? Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are cornerstones of pain management in homes, clinics and hospitals worldwide. These agents are consumed or prescribed for diverse conditions ranging from mild intermittent to chronic musculoskeletal pain, as... MORE

Chronobiology: rhythms and athletic injury

in Diagnose & Treat, Improve, Other

We may live in a high-tech 24/7 world, but fundamental biological rhythms remain deeply ingrained in our physiological makeup. Andrew Hamilton explains how these rhythms can affect injury risk, and the implications of this for coaches and clinicians Humans have evolved in and are surrounded by a world full of rhythms. It would be incredible therefore... MORE

Text neck and the curse of thoracic dysfunction

in Diagnose & Treat, Improve, Neck and back injuries, Overuse injuries

Trevor Langford explores the biomechanical demands of the thoracic spine, provides examination and assessment guidelines and outlines methods for improving thoracic mobility. Thoracic spinal or mid back pain is a common complaint among a wide range of age groups within the general population, with adolescents and the elderly alike reporting pain. Shoulder biomechanics can be affected... MORE

Hamstrings: why ‘long and strong’ is best

in Anatomy, Diagnose & Treat, Improve, Musculoskeletal injuries, Power development

Chris Mallac explains why a ‘long’ biceps femoris fascicle length and good strength in the Nordic hamstring exercise correlate quite well to reduced injury risk in the biceps femoris, a commonly injured muscle in athletes. Injuries to the hamstrings are a common injury in athletes who are exposed to high-speed running such as sprint athletes, footballers,... MORE


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