Sports Injury

For Swimmers : Common Injuries, Treatment And Prevention Tips
07 Oct 2021, 8:06 am

Are you a swimmer who swims leisurely or competitively? If yes, continue to read on. Style: Men recently interviewed one of our physiotherapists, Chng Chye Tuan, on common musculoskeletal injuries faced by swimmers in July’s issue. Do read on to find out what he has to share. What Are The Common Problems Competitive/Regular Swimmers Face? […]

What Can I Do For A Hamstring “Pull”?
24 Jun 2021, 9:11 am

Pulling one’s hamstring is one of the most common soccer injuries and the most common cause is the lack of proper stretching before playing. When one says that they pull their hamstring, what it means is that one has strained or slightly torn their hamstring. Most soccer players think that just resting for about 2-4 […]

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 […]

Choosing The Right Knee Support
23 Jun 2021, 10:20 am

There are more than 10 different types of knee supports on the market at this current time.  This gives us a headache deciding which one should get. How one makes a choice for the appropriate knee support should depend on 2 major ‘type’ factors: Type of injury Type of sport that knee support required for […]

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 […]

The Disabled Throwing Shoulder- The “Dead Arm”
21 Jun 2021, 4:00 pm

What Is The “Dead Arm”? “Dead Arm” is a term used in the athletes in sports requiring precision throwing like baseball. The term “dead arm” is defined as any pathological shoulder condition in which the thrower is unable to throw with pre-injury velocity and control due to pain. Dead arm usually occurs during the acceleration […]

Clicking shoulder
‘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 […]

Better to Break a Bone Than to Tear a Ligament or Tendon
14 Jun 2021, 4:10 pm

In physiotherapy, our physiotherapist deal with both broken bones and torn ligaments on a regular basis. But we noticed that patients tend to protect one more than the other. For example, when playing a sport like a football, patients more often than not choose to protect a shin-bone (shin guards) than to wear a knee […]

acromion clavicle joint
Another source for shoulder pain: Could it be the AC joint dysfunction?
10 Jun 2021, 4:45 pm

Rotator cuff tears, frozen shoulder and impingement are all very common and well-known conditions that may produce dysfunction at the shoulder. Less common but still potentially problematic and therefore; another important consideration when determining the source of shoulder pain is the Acromion clavicular (Ac) joint dysfunction. Anatomy of the shoulder joint The clavicle (collar bone) […]

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 […]