The hamstrings, or as they are sometimes referred to the “hammies”, are the muscles that run down the back of your leg and flex your knee. Unfortunately hamstring injury is extremely common. It affects people across all sports and, more often than not, they are really tricky to deal with. Most people tear a hamstring when performing explosive activities like sprinting, changing direction, rapidly slowing down, and kicking. Your hamstring can also tear from slower speed movements if done in the right way.
ARE YOUR PROBLEMS CONNECTED? It is not uncommon to have more than one problem in the body simultaneously. This surprises many people but as osteopaths, this is actually something we see very often. This is good news for patients, who may find resolution to several persistent problems. However, the key is finding the primary problem. PRIMARY PROBLEMS AND SECONDARY EFFECTS Achilles tendon injuries can take months to recover, during which time a slight limp can develop and put strain on…
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.
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.
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears are one of the most serious injuries that a footballer may have to deal with. In general, when this type of injury occurs, players are forced to miss at least 6 to 9 months, sometimes even longer. In recent years, there have been medical advances in the treatment of ACL tears. However, depending on the severity of the injury sustained, it can still force players to have to retire. In this post, you can read about…