Injury Management

Managing Sports Related Head Injuries And Concussion On-Field
14 Jul 2008, 10:28 am

In the earlier post, Concussion and Head Injuries in Contact Sports , we looked at the signs and symptoms of head injuries and concussion in contact sports. Here, we will touch on the on-field management of head injuries and concussion. Mis-Management Of Head Injury The biggest danger with concussion and head injuries is mis-management. This […]

Hamstring Exercises For Long Distance Runners
11 Jun 2008, 9:35 am

It’s common for runners to feel severe cramps in their hamstring or even tearing it while running. These tend to occur when they are either tight or weak. “But how come it can happen to me when I’ve been doing my hamstring curls in the gym?” one may think. The answer to this question comes […]

Muscles – Your Shock Absorbers
21 May 2008, 7:03 pm

It is hard to imagine muscles acting as shock absorbers for your body but that’s one reason why you are more prone to injury when the muscles are tight or unhealthy. When we think shock absorbers, we usually imagine things that cushion or push back. But muscles don’t cushion or push back, they contract. How […]

Patellar Tendinitis
19 May 2008, 6:10 pm

Patellar tendinitis or ‘jumpers knee’ is a condition that results from an inflammation of the patellar tendon. The patellar tendon is the structure that connects the patella (knee cap) to the tibia (shin bone). Taking a closer look at anatomy, the knee cap is a small floating bone (sesamoid) which attaches the quadriceps to the […]

Shin Splints From The Periosteum
27 Apr 2008, 3:48 pm

Have you had pain in your shin that does not go away with rest? Runners most often complain of shin splints especially those that run often on hard surfaces, a common enough situation here in Singapore. Unlike other injuries where you feel pain at the muscle, ligaments or joints, the pain from shin splints actually […]

Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome
16 Apr 2008, 9:24 am

Tell any long-distance runner or cyclist about your stinging pain at the side of the knee or hip; you will get a knowing sympathetic look. Iliotibial band friction syndrome is one of the commonest complaints amongst runners, cyclists and intense court sports. Iliotibial band friction syndrome gets its name from the iliotibial band (ITB) rubbing […]

The Buckling Knee
09 Apr 2008, 8:25 am

Having a sense of the knee ‘giving way’ or ‘locking’ is a fairly common complaint by athletes. This is especially those who have twisted their knees in sports like basketball, netball, soccer or badminton. The sensation of ‘giving way’ is an indication that you might have torn your Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). The ‘locking’ sensation […]

Sports Taping – Knee
08 Apr 2008, 7:46 am

In fast-moving sports where the player has to move quickly and often with fast direction changes makes the game exciting to watch and exhilarating to play. Unfortunately, it also makes it a high-risk sport for knee injuries. Running with sudden stops, cutting side to side, jumping, and pivoting can injure your knee. Taping up the […]

Ulnar Nerve Compression – Last And Ring Finger Numbness In Cyclists
02 Apr 2008, 2:01 pm

Does your last finger and exactly half of your ring finger feel numb or experience a tingling sensation? If yes, there is a good chance that you have Ulnar Nerve Compression which can occur amongst cyclists. The two main reasons for this compression: Too much pressure over a prolonged period on the “knife” edge of […]

Popliteal Tendonitis: A Case Study
02 Mar 2008, 3:21 pm

One of the most common cause of acute knee pain is a tear in the meniscus. So common that we sometimes overlook other possibilities such as Popliteal Tendonitis. We had one such case where the client complained about pain over the posterior aspect of her right knee. The pain came on and off increasingly over […]