Strains – strains occur as a result of a partial or a complete muscle tear. Tendonitis – this condition occurs as a result of irritation or inflammation of the tendon. Meniscus tears – this is one of the most common knee injuries in football, as it occurs due to the sudden changes in speed or the sudden side-to-side movements. Bursitis – this condition occurs as a result of irritation or swelling of the knee
Risk Factors for Stress Fracture You Should be Wary of Do you know what a stress fracture is? As its name suggests, a stress fracture is a type of fracture that occurs due to the overuse of your muscles and bones. It commonly occurs among athletes since they are actively using their body and do high impact trainings.
Hamstring Strain A hamstring strain is an injury that occurs when the hamstring muscles are overstretched or overloaded. The hamstring muscles are a group of muscles at the back of the thighs. These muscles are used in straightening the hips, bending the knees, and pulling back the legs.
These knee injuries can affect a player's long term involvement in the sport. Football players also have a much higher chance of ankle sprains due to the surfaces of the fields they play on and cutting motions. Shoulder injuries are also common and the labrum (cartilage bumper surrounding the socket part of the shoulder) is particularly susceptible to injury, especially in offensive and defensive linemen. In addition, injuries to the acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) or shoulder are seen in football players. Football players are very susceptible to receiving concussions.
Introduction 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
The constant battering with every stride takes its toll over the course of the endeavor. The activation of both fast and slow twitch muscles on one’s quadriceps, hamstrings, and calves introduces a new level of stimulation and fatigue to the legs. Something the body almost never experiences. With added stress fractures being common on runner’s shines and feet. And both your heart and kidneys working overtime to keep the machine that is your body running.
1.1 Overview Of Knee Injury Knee organ is the largest joint in the human body, specifically in the leg and it is the easiest part of the body to be injured. Knee injuries can be caused by a sudden injury, an overused injury or by an underlying condition. The treatment depends on the cause and type of injury. Early symptoms of knee injury can include pain, swelling, and stiffness. Most people have had a minor knee problem at one time or another.
Lying sideways with the injured leg straightened on the floor, he should cross the uninjured leg in front of the injured one. This will force the injured leg to extend and bear weight. The gluteus maximus’ action is extension, external rotation, and hip abduction. The origin is at the ilium, sacrum, and coccyx, the insertion is at the lateral surface of the greater trochanter, and it is innervated by the inferior gluteal nerve. Lying on the side of the uninjured leg
Torn knee ligament Causes: Torn knee ligament occurs when at least one of the main ligaments inside the knee gets sprained and the condition gets to harsher so the ligament ruptures. Basically, there are four main ligaments; Medial collateral ligament(MCL), Lateral collateral ligament(LCL), Anterior cruciate ligament(ACL) and Posterior cruciate ligament(PCL). All these ligaments have different functions. - MCL is located between femur and tibia. It helps protect the knee joint from the outer side forces, and it controls the amount of movement of knee.
According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, tackling is associated with 67 percent of catastrophic injuries in football since 1977 (“Sports-related” 7). Tackling is one of the most dangerous actions in all of sports because it can lead to so many different types of injuries. Football was also one of the highest rated sports in head injuries, reported with 46,948 in 2009 (“Sports-related” 2). This shows that football is a very dangerous sport that needs to be regulated. During the last few decades, the concussion rate in the NFL has been rising.
To strengthen the hamstring there are many different exercises that will slowly have a strengthening impact on the muscle but won’t push it so much that the healing process is set back. A basic strengthening exercise is the seated hamstring curl. This is when the patient places and secures a resistant band to their foot and the other end is either held or attached to a fixed point. They would then pull their heel into their buttocks meaning the hamstring muscle will contract. To begin with the patient should aim to carry out 3 sets of 8 reps and then build the amount
The 20 athletes were comprised of 17 men and 3 women ranging from the ages of 18-30 years old (Christakou, Zervas, & Lavallee, 2007). The sports in which the ankle injuries occurred were volleyball, basketball, mini-soccer, long jump, gymnastics, and judo. The 20 athletes were then divided in to two groups at random consisting of the control and the experimental group. In the control group there were nine men and one woman.
Working with a wide variety of injuries gives you the knowledge to be confident in your abilities as an ATC. What many people do not know is that athletic trainers use preventative care workouts just as much as rehabilitation workouts. We prevent athletes from developing an injury with many of the same rehabilitation workouts that we have. The author of suburbanortho.com writes, “Although rehabilitation is most commonly cited as the main focus of sports medicine, preventative care is a huge aspect of the field, as well. The idea is to improve and maintain one’s health, in order to help avoid future injuries.”