Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries
-As an athlete, the most important is understanding your own body biomechanics to prepare yourself in good condition before entering the field-


Sports injuries that we treat

  • Tennis/ Golfer Elbow
  • Runners Knee
  • Shin Splint
  • Ankle sprain
  • Groin Pain
  • Heel Pain/ Heel Spur
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Calf cramp
  • Low back pain
  • Shoulder pain​



Shoulder Pain


Symptoms:
Weakness, stiffness and reduced range of motion of the shoulder. Triggered with certain movements and overhead movements (badminton, tennis, baseball). Sometimes worsen when you sleep on the involved side.
 
Physio explanation:
Repetitive overhead activity in sports over prolonged period may irritate the rotator cuff tendons as they pass under a narrow part of the shoulder blade called the acromion, causing progressive wear& tear.
 
BENPHYSIO says:
We use biomechanical approach to explain the mechanism of nerve impingement, slipped disc, bone spur formation, hamstring / piriformis syndrome. Patient can comprehend easier their problem, and able to self-help whenever the pain attacks.
Do not sit too straight at desk.



Tennis / Golfer Elbow 
Symptoms:
Pain at the outer part of the elbow typically on gripping (racquet activities especially). Comes with tenderness and possible swelling in-situ.
 
Physio explanation:
The primary cause of the problem is overuse and tear of muscle & tendon unit (mostly Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis ECRB).
 
BENPHYSIO says:
Tennis elbow may manifest in different root cause of injuries.
A TRUE tennis elbow will involve the ECRB and extensor tendons as main cause.
A FALSE tennis elbow involves shoulder and scapula dysfunction.
Treatment for both tennis elbows an golfer elbows do not involve elbows only.



Shin Splint 
Symptoms:
Sharp, or dull aching pain in the front of your leg (shin's area), often experienced during FAST walking, UPHILL JOG/RUN or amateur runners.
 
Physio explanation:
With prolong repetitive impact on the shin bone (e.g during running), muscles at front part of shins rub against the shin bone, causing swelling and pain.
 
BENPHYSIO says:
Real culprit is due to Calf muscle tightness and causing poor biomechanics during your running/ gait activity.
Education is important on ''How to run properly''.



Runner Knee 


Symptoms:
The hallmark symptom of runner’s knee (or medically known as ITB syndrome) is pain at the outer side of the knee region.
This type of knee pain is typically more noticeable when going down stairs or jogging/running downhill during LANDING phase.
 
Physio explanation:
Many will explain it as ITB tightness.
 
BENPHYSIO says:
Is it true ITB tightness? 
Does it work if you release your ITB only?
Clue is, ITB is a band, it is a non-stretchable tissue.



Ankle Sprain
Symptoms:
Swelling of the ankle following an ankle injury, tenderness and pain on the ankle. During acute stages, you may find it difficult and painful to put weight on the affected ankle.
 
Physio explanation:
An ankle sprain occurs when you twist your ankle in an awkward way that stretches or tears the ligaments of your ankle. Some says it is due to unstable ankle joint.
 
BENPHYSIO says:
Ankle sprain may not be due only to trauma. Recurrent ankle sprains, tired or ‘sour’ ankles are often an indication of a problem.
Ankle sprain can be PREVENTED if we can find out the mechanical faulty around the ankle.


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