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Anatomy

Under pressure!

in Email Newsletters, Leg injuries, Overuse injuries

A leg cramp is maddening but repeated leg pain on exertion halts an athlete’s progress and performance. Such is the case with chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS), the topic of today’s feature article. Physiotherapist Chris Mallac highlights this frustrating syndrome, including the theories about why it happens in the first place. Although several theories of etiology... MORE

Deep state: getting to the heart of CECS

in Leg injuries, Overuse injuries

Chris Mallac explores chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS), focussing on the deep posterior compartment. What are the signs and symptoms of CECS, and how can clinicians most effectively manage this condition in athletes? Acute chronic exertional compartment syndrome was first described by Dr Edward Wilson when he suffered what sounds like this condition in his... MORE

Deltoid ligament: Not your run-of-the-mill ankle sprain

in Acute injuries, Ankle and foot injuries, Musculoskeletal injuries

Most sportsmen sprain their ankles laterally, however, there is the rare instance of a medial ankle sprain. In today’s feature article highlighting uncommon injuries, physiotherapist Chris Mallac explores deltoid ligament injuries. How infrequent are these injuries? Researchers in Alabama conducted an epidemiological study to find out1. They reviewed a large sample of the National Collegiate Athletic... MORE

Uncommon injuries: the deltoid ligament

in Ankle and foot injuries, Diagnose & Treat

Chris Mallac explains the relevant anatomy and biomechanics of the deltoid ligament complex, the mechanisms of injury, and how simple injuries that do not require surgery can be successfully progressed. Injuries to the deltoid ligament are an uncommon ligamentous sprain to the ankle. The mechanism of injury occurs due to forced eversion combined with external rotation.... MORE

More power to your elbow!

in Elbow and arm injuries, Email Newsletters, Musculoskeletal injuries, Overuse injuries

Elbow pain is usually fairly straight forward, either occurring on the medial side or the lateral side. Unfortunately, that’s where the simplicity ends. Lateral epicondylitis (LE), also known as tennis elbow, is a chronic condition that plagues racquet sport athletes, archers, and shooters. Today’s feature article, by physiotherapist Trevor Langford, explores the diagnosis and rehabilitation... MORE

Lateral epicondylitis: assessment and rehabilitation

in Elbow and arm injuries, Musculoskeletal injuries, Overuse injuries

Trevor Langford explores the recent thinking on lateral epicondylitis. As well as describing the anatomy and biomechanics of the structures involved, he also considers the best-practice assessment, treatment and rehabilitation protocols. Lateral epicondylitis (LE) – commonly referred to as tennis elbow – is the most frequently diagnosed condition affecting the elbow. Tennis players often experience elbow... MORE

A pain in the neck

in Email Newsletters, Neck and back injuries

We’re excited about our recent announcement to transition our subscription model to a web-based publication! This offers our readers the opportunity to access our content from any smart device. The downside of mobile reading is a phenomenon called ‘text neck’.   Rest assured that the cervical spine is made to endure flexed positions for prolonged... MORE

Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy: A challenge for athletes and clinicians

in Leg injuries, Overuse injuries

Proximal hamstring tendinopathy is a challenging condition to overcome, for athletes and clinicians alike. Michael Lancaster explores the aetiology of this injury and provides clinicians with practical guidelines on its assessment, management and rehab. Tendon injuries are a common sporting problem. Whilst much attention is focused on the more common issues of Achilles and patella tendon... MORE

New thinking in management of ACL injury – Part...

in Improve, Knee injuries, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab

In the first of this two-part series, Alicia Filley unravelled the mystery of the role of the ACL and anterolateral complex in knee stability. In this article, she evaluates the current thinking on conservative management, repair, and the required rehabilitation to successfully return athletes to sport The recent hubbub regarding the presence of the anterolateral ligament (ALL),... MORE


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