Injury Management

Posterior Capsule Stretches
23 Jun 2021, 2:25 pm

In the previous article on the “Dead Arm“, we have discussed the possible causes of a tight posterior capsule contributing to this condition. So, in this issue, we will demonstrate several exercises to stretch out the tight posterior capsule. Lie on your side, Place your shoulder and elbow at 90 degree as shown in the […]

Sports Taping – Fingers
23 Jun 2021, 2:14 pm

Recently, there was an article in The Sunday Times on ankle taping, “Injured Ankles Heal Slow”, 2 March 2008. For those of you interested in sports taping, this is a short write up on taping for the fingers. Here the focus is on basketball and netball players who need a certain amount of write flexibility. […]

Should I Have An X-ray Taken For An Ankle Sprain?
21 Jun 2021, 7:10 pm

An ankle sprain normally occurs following sudden twisting or sideways movements of the ankle. When we sprain our ankle, one or more ligaments in our ankle joint injured. Ligaments are structures that limit and control excessive movements in our joints. When we sprain a ligament, it simply means that the ligament overstretched or partially or […]

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‘Clunking or Clicking’ Shoulders – Part I
18 Jun 2021, 10:20 am

Clunking or clicking shoulder is a common complaint with swimmers where the shoulder ‘clicks’ when under strain. It is also common in other sports where the overhead arm motion thrown repetitively with force; like badminton, tennis and cricket bowlers. Inflammation is a symptom, not a cause This shoulder condition often misdiagnosed as a rotator-cuff impingement […]

Nerve Stretches
10 Jun 2021, 4:44 pm

You have heard about people stretching their muscles when the muscles are tight, but have you heard about nerve stretching? What exactly is nerve stretching? Why and how do we need to stretch our nerves? Nerve stretches do not really ’stretch’ the nerves. However, they help to improve their movement through the joints and muscles […]

Sports Taping – Wrist
10 Jun 2021, 3:38 am

Following up on our earlier post on sports taping for the fingers, here how you tape the wrist. The wrist is another area prone to injury especially when pushed backward too hard and far. Taping helps prevent this. Figure 1: Using a wider rigid tape (38mm), start at the side of the wrist(1). Then, pull […]

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Snapping Ankle
31 May 2021, 4:25 am

In people who recurrently sprain their ankle, it is not uncommon to hear a clicking coming from the outside of their ankle. This phenomenon is commonly known as “snapping” the ankle or slipping the peroneal tendon. As the name suggests for this ankle injury; the clicking sound arises from the peroneal tendons slipping in and […]

Stretches to Get Rid of WFH Aches and Pain
15 May 2020, 5:32 pm

Many tend to overlook the importance of stretching to relieve neck and back aches. Apart from massaging tense muscles, stretches are an easy and effective method to improve flexibility. They also can lengthen the tight muscles which are likely causing you pain. During this circuit breaker period, many may experience new neck and back aches while […]

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Managing Low Back Pain and Sciatica
18 Mar 2019, 2:58 pm

Low back pain is the leading cause of long term disability worldwide. The lifetime incidence of low back pain is 58-84%,2 and 11% of men and 16% of women have chronic low back pain. Back pain accounts for 7% of GP consultations and results in the loss of 4.1 million working days a year. More than 30% of people still have clinically significant symptoms after a year after onset of sciatica

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Why Prehab Could Be Answer to Your Sports Injuries
12 Mar 2018, 11:53 am

Most of us know what rehab is. But do you know about prehab and what it can do for you to prevent sports injuries? Find out more here!