Basketball injuries

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Hi, I was wondering if anyone has had this happen and how long it took to recover. My daughter was playing in a regional basketball game and after the game was over she discovered her knee…well right below an to the outside of her knee was very swollen. She never noticed this injury before and... MORE

Lower-middle back pain

in Basketball injuries

I have been getting lower middle back pain for about three to four days now. I cant sit on a chair for more than an hour or else it seems like there is an current building up in lower middle part of the back. When i get up off the chair, its hard to straighten... MORE

Understanding the basics of plantar fasciitis and the exercises...

in Basketball injuries, Foot Injuries, Metatarsalgia, Plantar fasciitis, Running injuries, Tennis injuries, Toe injuries

Getting the right plantar fasciitis exercise is imperative to ensure the injury doesn’t continue to affect performance. If not given the attention it needs, plantar fasciitis can flair up long after an athlete thinks they’ve recovered and badly damage training plans and competition aspirations. [adsense:336×280:1772170819] What is plantar fascia? Plantar fascia is a thick, fibrous... MORE

Patellar tendinitis: why patellar tendinitis is usually the wrong...

in Basketball injuries, Field Hockey Injuries, Knee injuries, Leg injuries, Netball injuries, Weight training injuries

The patellar tendon is the structure lying below the kneecap (patella) attaching the quadriceps muscle to the tibia. Through the patellar tendon the quadriceps contraction allows the knee to extend or straighten. It is thought that the patella is a bone thickening (sesamoid bone) in the quadriceps tendon. Occasionally the patella itself can be two,... MORE

Treatment and rehabilitation of the rectus femoris

in Basketball injuries, Field Hockey Injuries, Groin injuries, Hamstring injuries, Ice Hockey Injuries, Leg injuries, Rugby injuries, Sports injury treatment, Swimming injuries

In previous issues of SIB I presented management ideas for soft-tissue injuries involving the hamstrings and groin (adductors). This article will focus on the last of the major muscle groups in the thigh to suffer a similar injury fate – the quadriceps. [adsense:336×280:1772170819] Injury to the quadriceps almost always involves the long cylindrical and bipennate... MORE

ACL reconstruction surgery: how to choose the right acl...

in Anterior Cruciate Ligament, Basketball injuries, Cricket injuries, Cycling injuries, Hamstring injuries, Iliotibial band injuries, Knee injuries, Volleyball injuries

Sitting in your doctor’s office, you learn the shocking truth: the MRI reveals that you have indeed ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in one of your knees. Your doctor is staring at you, waiting for you to make some decisions. Do you want reconstructive surgery? If so, what kind of surgery? Who should actually... MORE

Leg muscles strength: strength imbalances in athletes’ legs and...

in Athletics injuries, Basketball injuries, Leg injuries, Netball injuries, Soccer injuries, Strength training injuries

Differences in strength between ‘agonist’ and ‘antagonist’ muscles are thought to heighten the risk of injury in athletes. For example, a popular belief is that if the quadriceps muscles are disproportionately stronger than the hamstrings, hamstring strains are more likely to occur. Along similar lines, imbalances in muscular strength between the legs are believed to... MORE

Tibialis-posterior tendinitis: here’s how to avoid tibialis-posterior tendinitis and...

in Achilles tendinopathy, Basketball injuries, Cycling injuries, Iliotibial band injuries, Knee injuries, Leg injuries, Metatarsalgia, Plantar fasciitis, Volleyball injuries

Here’s how to avoid tibialis-posterior tendinitis – and look after your iliotibial bands at the same time Like its ‘neighbouring injuries’, Achilles tendinitis and plantar fasciitis, tibialis-posterior tendinitis can plague athletes from a variety of different sports (1). The condition is actually an inflammation of the tendon of the important but relatively little-known tibialis-posterior muscle,... MORE

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