A lateral collateral ligament (LCL) is one of the major ligaments found in the outer part of the knee which attaches the outer part of the thigh bone found at the knee, femur, to the outer side of the shin bone, tibia, to ensure knee stability.
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The talus is a small bone located in the ankle which is responsible for moving the ankle joint and transferring weight from the shin to the foot. A talus fracture will occur when an excessive amount of weight is placed on the talus.
The patellar tendon is the tendon around the knee which connects the kneecap to the shin bone. It works with the quadriceps muscles to support the motioning of straightening the knee. Patellar tendonitis occurs when this tendon and surrounding tissues become damaged or inflamed.
The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles which attaches from the shoulder blade to the humerus in the upper arm. It is designed to support the shoulder joint as well as aid with elevation and rotation movements.
Joining your local gym is the first step many people take in getting fit. Those joining the gym for the first time or returning to exercise after a prolonged period, then you may be potentially at higher risk of suffering an injury.
Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve, found between the lower back and upper leg, becomes irritated or compressed. It is most commonly seen to affect those with a herniated or slipped disc.
Mallet finger occurs when the tendon found in the finger, responsible for straightening and extending the fingertip, becomes damaged or torn resulting in the individual being unable to straighten the finger.
The start of the cricket season is just around the corner, meaning that first aid cover will be required at cricket grounds all over the country each weekend. But what first aid equipment is required to provide effective care and support.
Injuries can happen at anytime and will vary from simple and quick fixes to more serious issues, but to combat the need for fast and effective assistance physiotherapists, especially in rugby will use a bum bag to carry supplies and keep both their hands free.
Twisting, rolling or spraining your ankle is one of the most common injuries suffered in sport, if a particular person suffers these injuries they may be described to have ‘glass ankles’.