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injuries

21/02/2018
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Tendons vs Ligaments

How do you know if you have damaged your ligament or your tendon? Well to be honest the reason there is such a confusing overlap of what is what and where, is because the two are very alike. The simplest way to put it is that tendons attach muscle to bone and ligaments attach bone to bone. Sounds simple enough right? Well, the problem most people have is distinguishing between a ligament injury and a tendon injury due to their symptoms being very alike. So in order to understand them... Read More

08/05/2017

Eye Injuries

Eye Abrasions All eye injuries are potentially serious the eye is one of the most delicate organs in the human body. The front of the eye is extremely sensitive and abrasions can be very painful and irritating. If the cornea (eyeball) is scratched it is vital not to rub the eye as this can cause further damage. Causes Bumps Head clashes Foreign body in the eye such as sand or grit Knock to the eye such as a branch flicking into the eye Symptoms Tears Blurred vision Increased sensitivity or... Read More

09/01/2017

Most Common Rugby Injuries

It is not surprising that approximately 1 in 4 rugby players will be injured during the season. With each player performing on average 20- 40 tackles per match. Neck injuries being all too common, it is estimated that up to 25% of these are caused when players of differing levels of experience tackle. There are particular traits that are identified to increase risk factors for rugby injuries, being part of a lower ranked or less skilled team within a division, playing a forward position, being tackled, and at the beginning... Read More