Dealing with Hamstring Strains

Hamstring injuries are common in sports involving sprinting, especially hockey and football. The hamstring muscles run down the back of the leg from the pelvis to the back of your knee.  An injury can range from minor strains to total rupture of the muscle. Early treatment of a pulled hamstring can help to speed recovery […]

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Dealing with Ankle Sprains

Dealing with Ankle Sprains Ankle sprains are one of the most common sports injuries in football. A sudden jolt or twist can overstretch and tear the supporting ligaments of the joint. Early treatment of a sprained ankle can help to speed recovery and minimize the symptoms. Symptoms The symptoms of ankle sprain include: Swelling, the […]

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Dealing with Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles tendonitis, or more accurately Achilles tendonopathy, is an irritation of the large tendon in the back of the ankle. Achilles tendonopathy is a common overuse injury that tends to occur in running and jumping sports like football and basketball. Symptoms Symptoms of Achilles tendonopathy: Patients will usually experience pain generally about 5cm above the […]

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Dealing with Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Dealing with Osgood-Schlatter Disease Osgood-Schlatter disease is a very common cause of knee pain in children and young athletes usually between the ages of 11 and 14. It occurs due to a period of rapid growth, combined with a high level of sporting activity. These changes result in a pulling force from the patella (knee […]

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Dealing with Sever’s Disease

Dealing with Sever’s Disease Sever’s disease or calcaneal apophysitis is a very common cause of heel pain in children and adolescent athletes. It is most common between the ages of 8-14 years of age, especially during a period of rapid growth, combined with a high level of sporting activity. Sever’s disease is more likely in […]

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Forget World Cup, cheer for shire U15s

The Sharks win the Australian and Pacific finals of the Manchester United Cup and go on to represent Oceania at the World finals in Manchester. They achieve the best results ever for a team from Australia and New Zealand. The results were achieved not only through the skill and ability of the players and coaching […]

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Dealing with Medial Collateral Ligament Injuries

What is an MCL injury? An MCL injury is a sprain or tear to the medial collateral ligament. The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is one of four ligaments that are critical to the stability of the knee joint. It spans the distance from the end of the femur (thigh bone) to the top of the […]

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