Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITB) is a common sporting injury, especially among cyclists. Team GB Triathlete Nick Busca, who is a patient at The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy, sustained this type of injury earlier in the season and it worsened after competing at the World Championships in the summer. In this article he tells us how a combination of massage, osteopathy and physiotherapy have helped him on the road to recovery from injury.
There are two main types of cycling injuries. Those caused by falling off (acute injury), which often result in fractures, contusions, abrasions and concussion. And then there are the more common overuse injuries caused by the repetitive nature of cycling including overtraining, biomechanical stresses (often due to muscle imbalances) and incorrect bike set-up.
Finally the Tour de France is here! The most important race in the cycling calendar is just around the corner. This means hours and hours spent in front of the TV or following live tweets and coverage. And lest not forget the endless attempts at replicating the professional riders’ performances at Broomfield Hill in Richmond Park. Here Team GB Triathlete Nick Busca tells us how he winds down after long cycling events.
Shock results and below par performances aside, serious injuries have been conspicuous in their absence in this year’s World Cup, which can only be a positive. However, as we reach the knockout rounds, the intensity of competition will increase. Extra time and penalty shoot outs will add to the physical burden players are subjected to, thus increasing the likelihood of cramp, and groin hamstring injuries.
Andy Murray has made a much anticipated return to competition following an almost year-long lay off with a hip injury. Since injuring himself, Murray has not disclosed the exact nature of his injury. However, it was serious enough to warrant surgery. Hip complaintss are fairly common among elite tennis players, with labral tears, hip flexor strain, adductor strains and sports hernias counting among the most commonly treated hip injuries.
We are a week into the World Cup and, so far, there have been plenty of goals, the odd surprise result or two and, thankfully, very few injuries. In fact, the injury that has grabbed the headlines was the dislocated shoulder sustained by England Manager Gareth Southgate while jogging. The same injury that almost prevented Egypt and Liverpool star Mo Salah from appearing in the competition.
With Wimbledon upon us, the urge to get out onto the courts and try to emulate today’s stars is sometimes overwhelming. Although tennis is a great way of keeping fit and active, there is one injury that we should be aware of… Lateral epicondylitis or, as it more commonly known, tennis elbow.
The 2018 World Cup is here… For those of you who have withdrawal symptoms since the end of the regular league season, we have a virtually a month of non-stop football in store. As with all contact sports, there is a risk of picking up while playing football.
Sprained ankle occurs when one or more ligaments in the ankle become stretched, twisted or torn. This is usually as a result of excessive force being applied to the joint. Ligaments, the tough fibrous bands that connect bones to one another, are extremely strong. Their function is to provide joints with stability and to resist excessive movement beyond the joint’s normal range.