Overuse Injuries

There are basically two types of injuries: acute injuries and overuse injuries. Acute injuries are usually the result of a single, traumatic event. Common examples include wrist fractures, ankle sprains, shoulder dislocations, and hamstring muscle strain. While overuse injuries are more common in sports than acute injuries, they are subtle and usually occur over time, making them challenging to diagnose…

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Rugby Injuries

Rugby is one of the most popular sports in the world alongside soccer and cricket. In the recent years rugby has been gaining in popularity in the United States with athletes from elementary school to adults playing the game. Now more than 80,000 players are registered with USA Rugby, 20,000 of these players are high school age. In South Africa…

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Water Polo

Over the past 20 years, water polo participation has grown significantly in the South Africa. Sportsmanship, equipment, and attention to preparation and strengthening can help prevent injuries and enhance and improve performance. Water polo is physically challenging, combining the rigors of swimming, wrestling, and competitive throwing. Similar to basketball, it involves bursts of activity around the goal and during transition,…

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Swimming Injuries

Swimming is among the most popular low-impact fitness activities, with more than a million competitive and recreational swimmers in the United States and many thousands in SA. More than one-third of these athletes practice and compete year-round. Elite swimmers may train more than five miles a day, putting joints through extreme repetitive motion. Most swimming injuries affect the shoulders, knees,…

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Sports tips for Tennis

Tennis Injuries Tennis, played worldwide, is one of the most popular racket sports. A high number of tournaments for competitive tennis players may lead to overuse injuries, such as “tennis elbow” or wrist injuries. For noncompetitive tennis players, improper or inadequate physical and technique training may be the cause of overuse injuries. Although overuse injuries make up a large chunk…

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Neck Pain

Neck Pain has become a recurring problem in the lives of many, and although a common assumption appears to be that it’s due to inherent “poor posture”, deciding on a starting point to address this can sometimes feel like an insurmountable task. A simpler approach can sometimes be to break the big picture into smaller, more manageable pieces, and it…

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