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.
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.
Knee injuries are one of the most common injuries in football and can be caused from crunching tackles or the fast-paced cutting and turning manoeuvres carried out by players. So, to be more confident in your joints stability and to get back on the pitch as soon as possible many people will wear a knee support.
Playing sport has many benefits, but when it doesn’t go to plan and injury strikes, we reach for a first aid kit, quite often there will be little time to treat the injury at hand so a well organised and well stocked first aid kit is essential.
Plantar fascia is the name for the ligament that connects your heel bone to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot and through overuse can very easily have micro tearing at the point of attachment to cause an excruciating heel pain.