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Category: Injuries

Hip Avulsion Fracture

October 20, 2013
Hip, Injuries

Brief Outline of Hip Avulsion Fracture An avulsion fracture occurs when a tendon or ligament pulls away from the bone at its attachment, pulling a piece of the bone away with it. This usually results from a forceful twisting muscular contraction, or powerful hyperextension or hyperflexion. This injury is more prevalent in children than in […]

Rotator Cuff Disorders

August 30, 2013
Injuries, Shoulder

What are rotator cuff disorders? The rotator cuff is a group of tough, flexible fibers (tendons) and muscles in the shoulder. Rotator cuff disorders occur when tissues in the shoulder get irritated or damaged. Rotator cuff disorders include: Inflammation of the tendons (tendinitis) or of a bursa (bursitis). In the shoulder, a bursa is a small, […]

Tendon Injury

August 22, 2013
Injuries

What is a tendon injury? Tendons are the tough fibers that connect muscle to bone. For example, the Achilles tendon connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. Most tendon injuries occur near joints, such as the shoulder, elbow, knee, and ankle. A tendon injury may seem to happen suddenly, but usually it is the result of […]

Whiplash

August 22, 2013
Injuries, Neck

What is whiplash? Whiplash is pain and stiffness in the neck after an injury that has caused the neck to move suddenly or beyond its normal range. It occurs when the head is suddenly forced backward or forward and is then snapped in the other direction. This kind of motion most often happens to people […]

Common Sports Injury

August 5, 2009
blog, Injuries

The most common sports-related injuries primarily are overuse injuries. As the name implies, an overuse injury results from wear and tear on the body, particularly on joints subjected to repeated activity. Achilles Tendon Rupture Description: The exact cause of rupture of the Achilles tendon is not known. As with Achilles tendonitis, tight or weak calf […]