• knee
  • The knee is a complex joint in the leg consisting of a combination of bones (femur, fibula, tibia, patella), four ligaments to stabilize the knee, tendons attaching muscles to the bones of the knee joint, muscles (quadriceps) allowing athletic movement, cartilages (menisci) padding the knee cap to cushion force, nerves, and blood vessels. (medic8.com)
  • Understanding the construction of the knee and how it functions as a pivot in sporting activities involving running, racing or jumping, can assist athletes to reduce knee injury. (medic8.com)
  • and not running with the right athletic gait to reduce knee injury. (medic8.com)
  • The usual PRICE treatment is applied in all cases to prevent further injury by stopping the athletic activity, to rest the leg, to apply ice to the injured spot, to compress the knee region with a bandage for support, and to keep the leg raised to reduce pressure on the knee. (medic8.com)
  • A doctor should do a physical examination of the knee to identify the exact injury and talk with the athlete to understand how it occurred and the athlete's medical history. (medic8.com)
  • Knee injury can be prevented through tailored athletic programmes for diet and exercise. (medic8.com)
  • Trained sports professionals and physiotherapists can help athletes learn how to reduce knee injury. (medic8.com)
  • Other preventative measures include wearing supportive athletic shoes, limiting high impact activities, taking breaks during athletic activities and being conscious not to overstrain the knee. (medic8.com)
  • Injury to the epiphysis of the heel, knee or hip can cause a disturbance in the bone formation. (fairfieldcitizenonline.com)
  • Often, the injury occurs when someone or something falls on the back of the calf while that leg's knee and tips of the toes are touching the ground. (wikipedia.org)
  • occurs
  • When athletes either overstride or change direction at accelerated pace, pulling or tearing muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the shoulder and back with excessive force, injury occurs. (medic8.com)
  • If injury occurs on track, athletes should stop the activity to protect the affected shoulder or back, rest, apply ice, compress the region with a sling or bandage, or make use of a stretcher in the case of back injury. (medic8.com)
  • If your doctor has just issued a diagnosis of jersey finger, he's not referring to an obscene gesture but rather to an athletic injury that occurs when a finger is forcibly extended, such as a finger catching on an opponent's jersey. (lifescript.com)
  • Baseball finger (or mallet finger) is an injury that commonly occurs at the beginning of the baseball season. (lifescript.com)
  • The problem is even more serious when an injury occurs in high school or college level sports because the sports are so much more competitive. (thenortherner.com)
  • bone
  • Other preventions include a muscle and bone building diet, drinking plenty of fluids, not exercising when fatigued or ill, and resting during and between periods of athletic activity. (medic8.com)
  • There is also a greater chance of injury to the epiphysis, or growth center, of the bone. (fairfieldcitizenonline.com)
  • traumatic
  • An ice pack is placed over an injured area and is intended to absorb heat of a closed traumatic or edematous injury by using conduction to transfer thermal energy. (wikipedia.org)
  • athlete
  • Often physiotherapy is used as an option to rehabilitate the injured shoulder or back, and to teach the athlete how to reduce risk of injury and strengthen muscles during exercise. (medic8.com)
  • As a student at Northern Kentucky University, I would like to inform all student athletes about the recent increase in student athlete injuries. (thenortherner.com)
  • broken bones
  • There is no combined safety standard applicable to multiple situations, such as for playground surfaces, sprung floors, or use in old-age centers, but a specification that conforms to a minimum sports or dance standard should be adequate to prevent serious injuries (e.g., broken bones) for children falling from 2 ft (0.61 m), as from a toddlers table, or hip injuries in the elderly. (wikipedia.org)
  • muscles
  • A diet not conducive to athletic activity may also weaken muscles causing damage. (medic8.com)
  • Injuries to the back and shoulders can be prevented if athletes follow an exercise pattern to strengthen the muscles and to apply healthy athletic movement technique, designed specifically by a physiotherapist or sports professional. (medic8.com)
  • athletics
  • Covers principles and procedures for the recognition and management of injuries and disorders in physical activity, athletics and sport programs. (unb.ca)
  • commonly
  • Elbow injuries are most commonly associated with sports activities such as tennis and baseball. (emoryhealthcare.org)
  • It is commonly used to alleviate the pain of minor injuries, as well as decrease muscle soreness. (wikipedia.org)
  • Gloves, a woollen headband covering the ears, and a nose and mouth mask, in addition to dry shoes and socks, are commonly worn to reduce the risk of cold-related injury. (wikipedia.org)
  • anterior
  • This test is one of the three major tests for assessing anterior cruciate injury or laxity, the other two being the anterior drawer and Lachman test. (wikipedia.org)
  • painful
  • But we often never fully appreciate how much we use them - until we've suffered an injury or painful condition in the area. (emoryhealthcare.org)
  • Breaking a fall with the palm of your hand or taking a spill on the slopes with your hand strapped to a ski pole, could leave you with a painful thumb injury. (lifescript.com)
  • Exercises
  • The upper body of a ballet dancer is prone to injury because choreography and class exercises requires them to exert energy into contorting their backs and hips. (wikipedia.org)
  • fatigue
  • The presentation will outline the importance of reliable, aggregated data and highlight case studies of how organizations across the globe use the Sparta solution to identify and predict injury risk, fatigue status, and talent identification for player acquisition. (sloansportsconference.com)
  • activity
  • The intensity of athletic activity and how the body is twisted or stretched can cause back and shoulders injuries. (medic8.com)
  • Other causes are not warming up properly before athletic activity, not following recommended exercise patterns, or not drinking enough fluid causing muscle stiffness. (medic8.com)
  • A lot of injuries happen within the first few months of a person taking up a new activity," said Dr. James Borchers, director of sports medicine at Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center. (gainesville.com)
  • Program
  • After many years of resisting Sergei Portugalov's efforts to introduce steroid use within the Soviet athletic program, Dr. Vorobiev was fired for alleged cooperation with IAAF for providing the formula for supplement called Phenotropil. (wikipedia.org)
  • Medicine
  • Baptist Sports Medicine is the exclusive health care provider to the Tennessee Titans, Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association and Lipscomb University. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2007, Baptist Sports Medicine managing director Trent Nessler headed a research team to evaluate screening tests and evaluate their predictive value for athletic injury when used as a pre-assessment tool. (wikipedia.org)
  • activities
  • citation needed] Since the toes are necessary for proper push-off when accelerating, those sorts of athletic activities should be almost completely curtailed. (wikipedia.org)