Bo Jackson suffered a serious injury right to his right hip in Cincinnati on January 13th in 1991. Although this injury took him out of football, he came back to sports a year later and played in minor league baseball for the white sox. Oh, and by the way, he slugged a home run his FIRST HIT after he came back from the injury!
Another key way to help keep the athlete motivated though this 48 hours is to utilize their locus of control. “The locus of control refers to the extent to which individuals believe they can control events affecting them” (Rotter,1954). This means that they can internalize or externalize good and bad events that happen. Make sure the athlete does not internalize this injury as their fault. The injury should be blamed on an outside, uncontrollable factor. This will help keep the athlete from blaming themself.
Gradual weight-bearing exercises. If you cannot currently stand on your leg with the torn meniscus, you may be given a device to help support your weight, such as crutches, and walk with your physical therapist while gradually putting more and more of your weight onto the damaged
My freshman year of high school, during basketball season, I injured my knee while playing in a home game versus Paola. I ended up tearing my acl and meniscus in my right knee, resulting in a surgery and a lot of therapy. I loved playing basketball and it was my favorite sport, but ever since I injured myself I haven’t felt the same way about the sport.
Recently over the previous decades, concussions have increasingly received attention in the world of sports. A concussion is a serious head injury that can happen to any player, and in just about any sport. Indeed, it has been happening to a countless number of athletes for centuries. However, it is also important to note that a concussion can also take place outside of sports, meaning it can happen to anybody. For instance, there have been incidents where a person tripped while running, fell, and the impact of their head’s contact with the ground has caused a concussion. Or, in a car accident many front-seat passengers, or even the driver, have slammed their heads against the dashboard/steering wheel, also possibly resulting in a concussion.
Massage therapy shouldn’t be carried out in the acute stage post injury, if the sprain is only first degree it can take from 48hours to a week before massage therapy can be carried out. This is due to the massage causing increased bleeding, prolonging the healing process. By including it several weeks into the treatment this should avoid excess bleeding. There are different types of massages that are used as techniques to help the healing process. Effleurage is a massage in which involves oils to warm the muscle area so that it is ready for a deeper massages. Petrissage helps to loosen the muscle fibres, this technique involves kneading the injured area, one hand pulling one way and the other hand pulling the other way. Stripping the muscle, this helps to remodel the scar tissue by the thumb working deep on the muscle in the direction of the blood flow. Lastly Circular frictions can be applied, this helps to break down scar tissue and realign in. This type of massage helps to smooth out tight muscle knots so that the patient is comfier and more
The aim of this review paper is to access the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury of the knee (tibiofemoral) joint, which is a common sport and exercise injury related to the musculoskeletal system. Investigation of the anatomy and physiology of the knee joint, and the diagnosis, etiology, pathophysiology, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of ACL injuries will provide a descriptive epidemiology. This will aid readers in making informed management and treatment decisions, and guide them to safely perform movements to prevent injury. This review paper will incorporate holistic views on relevant scientific research, including primary resources such as journal articles and lecture notes, which will be cross-referenced
A good diet can lead to many positive impacts and allow athletes improved performance. The diet has to be healthy not just the day before a game but every single day. It is very
For instance, one solution would be to take breaks. According to the video, The Scope 5:Sports Safety, talks about taking breaks, building intensity, and using proper technique. Taking at least one day off is vital to staying healthy when playing sports. Using proper technique is to make sure that the players perform their movements correctly, that way they don't break anything. Build intensify gradually is to gradually work up to how much you practice each week, which is about 10 percent. Certainly, these solutions will end up working as long as they are done the proper way. They all will avert these overuse injuries from happening. A second solution to overuse injuries would be to play a variety of sports. Mark Hyman writes, "Playing with a variety of sports will keep you from burning out and make you a better all-around athlete." (p.13). Instead of focusing on one sport all year round, young athletes can have less stress and have fun with many more sports. Additionally, young athletes will never get tired and worn out with their favorite sports. The message is clear that young athletes really can prevent themselves from overuse injuries by playing a variety of sports. However, athletes don't always prevent themselves from overuse injuries. This is because they feel the need to work hard on one sport and try to pursue their career. Particularly, they like to push themselves
There are two different options you have after a torn ligament in the knee has occurred, you can undergo surgery or let the ligament heal naturally. Some reasons that you may go the natural route are the following: Partial tears in the ligament, young children with open growth plates, stability is not an issue and not involved in any activities that rely on your ACL daily (Cluett 26). It may be the best option to stay away from surgery if you are not involved in heavy physical activities and take care and rest your leg on its own. How this is done is with rest, ice, compressing and elevation, which is commonly referred to as RICE (Zelman 2). You can rest byy using crutches and laying down to take the weight off the injured leg, and ice should be applied every two hours for twenty minutes at a time while awake. Compress your knee with an elastic bandage and elevate on while laying down, the injured knee should be above the heart. Anti-inflammatory medication is also effective when trying to reduce pain. If you are not having instability in your knee then most of the average people let it heal on it 's own because they wouldn 't have to take to risk of surgery (Cluett 25). Surgery is a risk, many athletes are concerned about the small risk of transmission of infections. Diseases like AIDS can be transferred because of the true graft operation where an ACL is taken from a dead human and used as the ligament of someone else. In the book, Stark said, “Nonsurgical treatments
This injury is called tennis elbow due to the problem being significant for tennis players. Tennis Elbow is caused by the overuse of the arm, forearm and hand muscles. The abrupt or subtle injury off the muscle or tendon area around the outside of the elbow, is a major contributor to the pain that people who have tennis elbow receives. The area where the muscles and tendons of the forearm attaches to the outside of the bony area (lateral epicondyle) is where it is affected. Tennis players mostly receives this injury on their dominant arm but it can occur or either arm. This injury affects 1 to 3 percent of the population overall and as many as 50% of tennis players during their careers. Less than 5% of all tennis
When my favorite basketball team, the Boston Celtics, played in their season opening game on October 17th, I would not have dreamt that I would be leaving the room in tears after having flashbacks of the biggest setback in my lifetime. Celtics player Gordon Hayward suffered a serious leg injury early in the game. While many people were disappointed that one of the Celtics’ best players was injured, I sympathized for Gordon because I truly understood what he was going through.
Some are wondering where Lamar Odom will go once he is released from the hospital and the obvious choice would be to Khloe Kardashian’s house. However, Radar Online Dec. 4, 2015, reports Khloe Kardashian refused and Lamar is not welcome to recover in her home.
The ACL crosses diagonally in the middle of the knee behind the patella and it connects the tibia to the femur. Its function is to prevent the tibia from sliding in front of the femur and to prevent overextension of the knee. The LCL connects the femur to the fibula and its function is to keep the lateral side of the knee stable. RG3’s injury is due to an ACL and LCL tear. The ACL was torn when his foot planted in the field and his knee cut into internal rotation. His LCL was torn due to excessive knee adduction. He was susceptible to this turn of events due to a prior injury caused by landing wrong after a jump. When he performed the long jump his knees internally rotated past their range of motion.
Have you ever experienced a charlie horse in calf? These are leg cramps or painful spasms that affect the muscles of the lower leg (calf muscles). They can occur anytime, but often in the middle of the night, jolting you awake with pain. They can also happen during physical fitness activities like cycling or running, but some people who have a sedentary lifestyle also experience them. Learn more about what people sometimes call a charley horse.