Sprains and Strains
Sprains and strains, caused by overstretching or tearing of the ligaments, muscles and tendons, are an occupational hazard when playing sport and pushing our body to its limits. They are often accompanied by pain and swelling, and treated with RICE (rest, ice, compression and elevation) in addition to physical therapy.
The high-impact nature of running is demonstrated by the fact that around 70% of runners per year experience injury - a terrible statistic! Runners are particularly prone to plantar fasciitis, achillies tendonapathy and illiotibial band syndrome. Runnng injuries are treatable with physical therapy, and looking at factors like your running technique, shoes, and strengthening exercises.
Knee injuries can be extremely painful and hamper our daily life. There are many possible causes - from simple tendonitis, to problems with the ligaments and muscles surrounding the knee such as meniscal tears, bursitis, collateral ligament injuries and problems with the illitiotibial band and posterior cruciate ligament.
Rotator Cuff Injuries
The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint, holding the joint in place and aiding and controlling its movements. Rotator cuff injuries typically occur when the shoulder is forced outside of its normal range of motion or experiences a sudden trauma, and often accompanied by sharp pain when reaching up or behind your back.