Lincoln City defender Ben Coker made his Imps debut just weeks ago after a year on the side-line caused by a serious knee injury in his final season at previous club Southend United, however, this battle is not the first big hurdle Coker has faced in his journey as a professional footballer.
Health and Wellbeing
Mike Hine explains how his medical team have ‘evolved dramatically from the initial provision in the conference’
Mike Hine is the Head of Sports Science & Medicine at Lincoln City and has been with the club since 2016, seeing the team achieve two promotions in that time, but where did his journey begin before arriving at Lincoln and how did he find working alongside Danny and Nicky Cowley.
Ben Coker made his Lincoln City debut 381 days after he was stretchered off in the 21st minute of a 3-0 defeat away at Sunderland for Southend United . After rupturing two ligaments in his knee Coker was immediately ruled out for the remainder of the season.
A dislocation of the shoulder occurs when the connective tissues in the shoulder joint and surrounding area becomes damaged or inflamed causing the bones at the joint to become displaced due to high force or strain being placed on the area.
A groin strain is a muscular tear or rupture to any one of your groin muscles, usually one of the hip adductor muscle group. Any of these groin muscles can be strained but the most common is adductor longus. A groin strain usually occurs with a high-seed activity such as kicking, sprinting or a sudden change of direction.
Shin splints are a pain experienced in the front of the lower leg or shin, they are common amongst runners and those who put weight on their legs during extended physical activity. It is best to avoid physical activity such as running until the injury has fully recovered.
A sprained ankle occurs when an excessive amount of pressure is placed on the ligaments in the ankle which they are unable to cope with causing damage and tearing to the soft tissue. The severity of the injury can range from a partial tear to a complete rupture.
Injuries are part and parcel of taking part in sport, and those who ride horse will know exactly how hard the sport can be on your knees. The logistics of horse riding make protecting your knees difficult, such as the tight fit clothing and the need for a complete range of motion.
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is pressure on a nerve in your wrist. It causes tingling, numbness and pain in your hand and fingers. There are several symptoms and causes and of carpal tunnel syndrome however it can be treated at home.