Netball injuries

Finger still hurting after a month

in Netball injuries

Hi I injured my finger playing netball on the 1st June 2009 and I am still in pain now. I managed to get the ball right on the end of the middle finger of my left hand and there was immediate pain in it. I iced the finger for a few days, and have also... MORE

Inner shin pain – feels like sore muscle down...

in Netball injuries

Hi – this is the first place I have looked to find out why my shins hurt after playing netball. It isn’t a paid like I’ve pulled a muscle or haven’t warmed up properly, its more like a general ache in the inner side of my shin muscle like there is a long bruise there.... 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

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

Prehabilitation training exercises

in Elbow Injuries, Golf injuries, Injury prevention, Knee injuries, Netball injuries, Rugby injuries, Shoulder injuries, Swimming injuries, Table tennis injuries, Tennis injuries, Wrist injuries

These exercises will help reduce injury risks before an injury actually happens The concept of ‘prehabilitation’ exercise training is now becoming well-known with trainers and therapists involved in sports performance preparation. Prehabilitation involves strength and conditioning exercises for specific muscles that help to reduce injury risks, before an injury actually occurs. It’s the classic ‘an... MORE

Cartilage injuries of the knee – causes, diagnosis and...

in Anterior Cruciate Ligament, Knee injuries, Leg injuries, Netball injuries, Rugby injuries, Sports injury treatment

These are the current techniques for diagnosing and treating chondral injuries of the knee [adsense:336×280:1772170819] Knee injuries are one of the most common causes of days off amongst sportspeople, especially in sports such as football, skiing, rugby and netball. Most injuries are self-limiting and can be adequately managed without surgery. Knee pain following such injuries... MORE

Anterior cruciate ligament injuries – these four anterior cruciate...

in Anterior Cruciate Ligament, Athletics injuries, Basketball injuries, Knee injuries, Netball injuries, Rugby injuries, Soccer injuries

One of the most devastating injuries you can sustain as an athlete is a tear or rupture of an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), the key strap of connective tissue which stabilizes the knee joint and connects the back of the femur (thigh bone) with the front of the tibia (shin bone). The injury is a... MORE

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