The term Sports Injury covers a multitude of injuries caused by particpation in sport which tend to fall under 2 main categories: Acute Injuries - Injuries caused by a single traumatic event like fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains. Over-use Injuries - Injuries caused by repetitive micro trauma to tendons, bones and joints like tennis elbow, shin splints, runners knee and achilles tendinitis.
Ankle fractures are extremely common and can be classified in various ways depending on the mechanism by which the fracture occurred and where the bony and ligament lesions are. Treatment can be more conservative if the ankle is still relatively stable through non-invasive reduction and immobilisation (such as with a walking boot or cast). However, if the fracture is severe enough surgical intervention may be required.
As the colder weather threatens to arrive, conditions are less conducive to getting out and staying active and healthy. Is it so easy to spend the coldest parts of the winter in doors, wrapped up, without realising how much your normal level of activity drops. Here are a few tips to stay active and healthy through the winter:
Chronic pain is often described as any pain that lasts for more than 12 weeks. It is different to acute pain which can be sharp and extremely painful, but is the bodies natural method to alert us to a possible injury. Chronic pain doesnt go away and can often last for months or more.
Your shoulder is the most flexible joint in your body. It allows you to place and rotate your arm in many positions in front, above, to the side, and behind your body. This flexibility also makes your shoulder susceptible to instability and injury. Most problems in the shoulder involve the muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Athletes are especially susceptible to shoulder problems. In athletes, shoulder problems can develop slowly through repetitive and intensive training routines.