ACL stands for the anterior cruciate ligament which is found in your knee joint. It is quite easy and common for this ligament to become damaged and tear, there is an increased risk of this in sports and physical activities that require the person to quickly turn and change direction, another possible cause is if a person jumps but lands on a bent knees and then quickly twisting or another possible cause is when somebody jumps and lands on an extended knee. In sports like rugby incidents of ACL knee injury’s is very common as collision with the knee can cause damage and tears and even simply avoiding over player can cause sudden twists and changes in direction and like I said before this is a very likely cause of ACL knee injuries.
Knee braces are a very good way of treating ACL knee injuries, however in some cases this cannot be enough and surgery is needed to reconstruct the ligament and help improve mobility back into the knee, untreated ACL knee injuries can cause knee arthritis.
There a few symptoms to look out for
If you can feel a snap in your knee when bending it
Pain in the knee
A swollen knee
An unstable knee
These are just a few symptoms of an ACL knee injury if you believe that you are suffering from this or any other kind of knee injury it is advised to go see your doctor for diagnosis.
Tennis elbow is one of the main causes of elbow pain. So what exactly causes tennis elbow? Tennis elbow has been linked to extended time periods of gripping activities and is common amongst tennis players as they grip their racket hard for long periods of time.
The pain is most prominent down the sufferers forearm; a way to detect tennis elbow is to straighten the arm whilst you move your hand back towards your wrist.
If you suffer from serious tennis elbow a doctor may prescribe some anti-inflammatory drugs the doctor will also advise you to have a rest from any sports which may cause further aggravation to the condition.
Compression straps are often used by people who suffer from tennis elbow these straps allow the sufferer to live a more active lifestyle whilst recovering from tennis elbow and help to support the elbow increasing recovery time and even reduce pain and symptoms associated with tennis elbow.
You can also aid the recovery from tennis elbow by using exercises to help re-strengthen the muscles around the elbow.
Most people do make a full recovery after suffering from tennis elbow.
Patella Tendonitis also known as jumper’s knee is commonly caused from overuse of the knee from activities like jumping and /or running. These activities can cause gradual damage to the patella tendon from excessive strain and pressure which over times weakens the tendon. Patella tendinopathy means degeneration of the tissues in the tendon and can be caused by ageing whereas patella tendonitis is inflammation of the tendon.
You will find the patellar tendon just below your knee cap where the thigh muscles connect to the shin bone. The main use of the patellar tendon is that it aids you in bending your knee.
The greatest cause to damage to this tendon is when jumping as jumping causes a lot of stress on the tendon at first the damage that can be caused by jumping and other activities that involve bending the knee, at first the damage will not be noticeable but excessively this damage can get worse.
Patellar tendinopathy is mostly a degenerative condition and not a result of inflammation so it is unlikely for a doctor to prescribe anti-inflammatory drugs for most patients, another reason for this is that anti-inflammatory drugs can stop the production of natural chemicals that your body must create to help rebuild and heal the damaged tendon.
It is a good idea to diagnose and treat patellar tendinopathy early as early treatment of this condition can reduce the damage of the tendon.
Patella Tendon Strap are often used to help ease the pain and symptoms of this painful condition, Patella Tendon Strap can be bought cheaply online but are highly beneficial the Patella Tendon Strap help to support the knee and reduce the strain that is put on the knee when bending thus protecting the tendon from further damage whilst you recover.
It is a good idea not to do sporting activity whilst you recover, and keep pressure away from your knee, that is another good feature of Patella Tendon Strap as these straps will help to minimise pressure.
-Pool running is a good way to keep fit and active whilst recovering not only that but pool running helps to strengthen the knees muscles helping recovery.
Often in serious cases where all else has failed surgery may be required. With surgery surgeons will try to remove degenerating tissue in the tendon and try to fix and repair the tendon. Often after surgery the body will replace the lost tissue tendon with healthy new tendon tissue however this will take time around 3-4months.
Plantar fasciitis what it is and treatment options
Plantar fasciitis is a common inflammation problem of the plantar fascia in runners but can even afflict non-runners too. (The plantar fascia is a fibrous tissue which spans the length of the sole of your foot which supports the arch of the foot). Inflammation of the plantar fascia usually will be found around where the plantar fascia is attached to your heel bone. The symptoms of plantar fasciitis will often include heel, foot pain and heel spurs.
The pain which plantar fasciitis causes often will be most painful around the inside of your heel but the pain can also be found on the sole of your foot too.
Plantar fasciitis is mainly an inflammation problem pain is at its worst during activity, but also people suffering with plantar fasciitis will also suffer from pain in the mornings too as a result of not moving. (Confusing I know but this is due to the state of the plantar fascia after you have slept all night not using your foot and when you take your first steps the plantar fascia will be tenderer).
Preventing plantar fasciitis is more simple and easy than you may think there are really lots of steps (mind the pun) that you can take to help prevent yourself from getting this problem. Including stretching your feet properly before exercise, this is very important as not stretching properly will mean an increased risk, many runners will tend to stretch all there other parts of their body but will often forget their feet.
Apart from stretching properly there is something else that is just if not more important and that is wearing the right footwear and insoles. Whilst running your shoes most give you the right support after all running creates a huge amount of pressure and strain on the plantar fascia and foot and so it is very important to have extra support. Tight and ill-fitting footwear can cause an increased risk of inflammation on the plantar fascia and other tissues which should be avoided.
Excessive pronation can be another cause of plantar fasciitis as this causes more stress than there really should be to combat this you can buy arch support plantar fasciitis insoles to help reduce this over pronation and reduce the stress on the plantar fascia too.
With treatment for plantar fasciitis – 95% of all people who get this condition will make a full recovery. There are some treatments that you can try including physiotherapy, anti-inflammatory drugs or by letting your plantar fascia naturally recover with the help of plantar fasciitis insoles that help support the arch and plantar fascia so when you walk you do not aggravate and inflame the plantar fascia again when you put weight on your foot.
For further information about this condition or other conditions please read through our blog.
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