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10/24/2018 | Diagnose & Treat

A clinicians guide to side strains in cricket fast...

Adam Smith describes the patho-anatomy of a side strain and outlines clinical tests to assess, treat and determine readiness for return to play for a cricket fast bowler. Side strains have been reported in a variety of sports, including javelin throwers, baseball pitchers, tennis players, golfers, and cricketers. This article, however, focuses on side strains... MORE

Joint injuries


01/23/2019 | Shoulder injuries

Sternoclavicular joint dysfunction: a rare diagnosis

Trevor Langford reviews the anatomy and biomechanics of the sternoclavicular joint, explains how joint dysfunction presents in athletes and non-athletes, and provides treatment options for a sternoclavicular joint sprain or dislocation. Injuries of the glenohumeral joint (GHJ) and the acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) are commonly diagnosed, while injury to the sternoclavicular joint (SCJ) is frequently overlooked during... MORE

12/31/2018 | Ankle and foot injuries

Sinus tarsi syndrome: a possible source of lateral ankle...

Chris Mallac explains the etiology of sinus tarsi syndrome, and outlines diagnosis and management options for clinicians. Sinus tarsi syndrome (STS) is a frequently misdiagnosed condition in which patients have pain over the lateral aspect of the ankle (the sinus tarsi region) with an ‘unstable’ sensation in the rearfoot. STS sufferers usually have a history... MORE

12/24/2018 | Knee injuries

Pellegrini-Steida syndrome – a cause of stubborn medial knee...

Patrick Gillham looks into the aetiology of Pellegrini-Stedia syndrome, and how best to treat it using conservative measures. Calcification of soft tissue structures is not uncommon in the body. This process frequently occurs in the shoulder, with the supraspinatus tendon being the most commonly affected. After the shoulder, the hip is the second most frequent... MORE

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08/15/2019 | Ankle and foot injuries

Osteochondral lesions of the talus: the sinister aftermath of...

Chris Mallac explores talar dome injury in athletes; how do they occur and how can they be treated? Talar dome injuries such as osteochondral lesions of the talus (OLT) can occur following an ankle injury, resulting in ongoing residual ankle pain and functional disability. Initially, OLT was described and classified as ‘transchondral fractures of the... MORE

08/9/2019 |

Ice skating injuries: be knowledgeable about knees!

Tracy Ward explores ice-skating injuries, which are common in athletes with rigorous training schedules. Which injuries are most common, and how can they be prevented? Figure skating injury rates have increased in recent years. This is perhaps not surprising; a sport that demands athletic, technical, and artistic excellence will inevitably place new challenges upon elite... MORE

08/1/2019 | Shoulder injuries

Frozen shoulder: a sticky problem

In the first of a 2-part article, Andrew Hamilton looks at the etiology of the condition known as ‘frozen shoulder,’ and the recent thinking on conservative treatment options for restoring shoulder functionality Frozen shoulder, more correctly known as adhesive capsulitis (AC), is a common cause of shoulder pain and loss of motion in the over... MORE


07/10/2019 | Email Newsletters

Taking the headache out of concussion management

The days of lying in a dark room until concussion symptoms resolve are over. Research now shows that although exercise may make concussion symptoms worse, finding that sub-threshold level of activity –movement that doesn’t trigger symptoms – may help resolve the effects of a concussion(1). Concussive symptoms can be varied and, as Alicia Filley explains,... MORE

07/4/2019 | Tools and technology

Heat stress in athletes: a hot safety topic!

Heat-related illness in athletes can have potentially catastrophic consequences. Andrew Hamilton looks at what recent research says about assessing the risks and heat stroke/illness prevention. When it comes to life-threatening conditions associated with sport participation, sudden cardiac arrest, and concussion probably spring to mind. However, although less publicized, heat stroke and heat-related illness are equally serious.... MORE


08/20/2019

Think we’ve said everything about tendinopathy? Think again!

Nearly 50% of sports injuries occur at the tendon(1). That tough yet semi-elastic piece of connective tissue that connects muscles to bones still seems to be the weak link in athletic movement. As Alicia Filley reviews, we’ve come a long way from thinking of it as a purely inflammatory problem. We now know that there... MORE

08/13/2019

Got runners? Chances are good you’ve got injuries too!

  They defined RRIs to include, “any self-reported complaint involving muscles, joints, tendons, and/or bones deemed by the runner to be caused by running.” The RRI had to impact at least one running workout by requiring the runner to decrease their speed, distance, length of run, or the number of runs. In addition to RRIs,... MORE

07/31/2019

Shots or shoes: the best treatment for plantar heel...

  Surveys report complaints of heel pain in 13.4% of respondents over 50-years-old(1). Amongst runners, the incidence of heel pain is even higher – over 20%(2). Although it often resolves on its own, posterior heel pain can be particularly stubborn. The plantar fascia can even rupture, as Chris Mallac explains in a recent article on... MORE

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