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Training Articles - Injury Prevention

  • Fibromyalgia
    Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) are thought by many to be separate manifestations of the same disorder, the main difference being the major symptom associated with each of the disorders. Brad Walker explains how to use gentle aerobics and stretching exercises to reduce the pain of Fibromyalgia.
  • Kyphosis: A Sports Fan's Injury
    Alex Johnson explains what Kyphosis is, why it is potentially a sports fan injury and how to avoid it.
  • Sports Equipment for Children
    Jen Fox provides advice on the importance of proper sports equipment for Children.
  • Recovery from a Sports Injury
    Whether it is a minor strain in the ankle or a more serious ligament tear, any type of injury requires vigilant attention to recovery. Not only does a period of recuperation involve treatment and potentially physical therapy, but your activity levels, diet, and at-home care all play major roles as well in helping you heal to prevent further injury.
  • Recovery from a pulled muscle
    When a muscle is stretched too far, a small tear called a muscle pull can occur. If this happens to you, it could be weeks before you are ready to train again, so it is important you take care of the area as much as possible. While the time needed for recovery depends on the severity, it is a good idea to treat the pulled muscle immediately to speed up the process.

  • Hydration Measurement Methods for Athletes
    It is a good idea to consider several simple hydration testing methods that can be performed both conveniently and efficiently. Cristina Vulpe provides three user friendly ways to check your level of hydration.
  • How to Detect Connection between Memory loss and Brain Injury
    Imagine this - you wake up in a room of which you have no memories getting into, nor falling asleep in. You see a man beside you, and you cannot remember his face, his name. You instantly feel as you are in some danger. What you probably remember is doing your homework or crossing the street. So how did you end up in this unfamiliar room?
  • How to Treat a Sports Related Concussion
    Barry Wilkes provides an overview of the treatment process for head injuries
  • Regeneration Sessions
    Fatigue and overtraining are major variables that are often neglected due to improper monitoring of an athlete or incorrectly designed program where, high intensities and volumes are used without proper recovery and rest. When designing strength and conditioning program, rest must be carefully planned to avoid overtraining and/or fatigue which could ultimately lead to injuries.
  • When to seek medical advice for an injury.
    Injuries of any kind are a serious inconvenience even beyond any pain and discomfort they may cause us. Broken bones or cuts are easily treated with a hospital visit, but what appear to be relatively minor strains or sprains can also leave us not functioning at our best for anything up to months on end, especially if we are not in a position where we can take the time out to rest and recover properly.
  • Electronic Muscle Massagers
    Most people carry a great deal of tension in the neck or leg area of the body, and they frequently experience unbearable pain. A specialized electronic massager will release all that negative tension, helping the user to relax. Does an electronic muscle massager really work?
  • Sporting Injuries and Pain
    An important part of dealing with an injury is understanding and handling the pain, both to allow the body to fix the damage and also to live with the injury while it heals. It can be tempting, especially for committed athletes, to carry on training after they are injured.
  • Common Myths about Diabetes
    About 6% of the world's adult population is diagnosed with diabetes. The number could be even more as there are many people who have diabetes, but are unaware of it. Diabetes can be a life threatening disease, but with proper care and leading a healthy life style, it can be easily managed. Here are some common myths about diabetes.
  • Recovering From Sports Injuries
    If you injure yourself and it was your own fault, or merely an unfortunate accident, then there is really nothing else to do but dust yourself down and vow to be more careful in the future. If your injury came about as the result of someone else's negligence, however, then you may well be in a position to make a claim for compensation.
  • Sports Injury Claims
    You do not have to be a world class athlete to file a claim for compensation on a sports injury. You could be just an average Joe, playing in a summer cricket league with a bunch of co-workers. If an accident were to occur there, and fault is not of your own, you have the right to make a legal claim.
  • Common Lacrosse Injuries
    Jen Fox provides an overview of the history of Lacrosse, common injuries incurred when participating in the sport, how to reduce the risk of an injury and finally the treatment of injuries.
  • Regaining Fitness after a Road Accident
    The process of rehabilitation after acquiring an injury through a road accident can be a long and slow one, and you will likely require the support of a range of professionals.
  • Why so many cyclists suffer from low back pain
    Cycling enthusiasts, especially older riders, are likely to have some form of low back pain. The exact cause or source of the low back pain is often tricky to determine. The muscles, joints and nerves in the low back region are a complex system that are inter-weaved and work together
  • Findings related to Patellar Tendinopathy
    Patellar Tendinopathy commonly known as "Jumper's Knee" is caused by the over use of the Patellar Tendon. The key warning sign of "Jumper's Knee" is a shooting pain just below the Patella, commonly known as the kneecap, when walking, working out, or performing daily activities. The overuse of the Patellar Tendon represents approximately 15% of all soft-tissue injuries in athletes
  • Back Pain: Prevention and Treatment
    This article provides information which will allow for a better understanding of the likely hood of suffering from back pain, and how many of these conditions can be treated or prevented
  • Back Injuries In Young Athletes
    This article is a review of the various problems related to common back injuries in young athletes
  • Back Pain
    This article provides information about artificial disc replacement surgery, pre-operative preparation, the surgical procedure, and post operative recovery
  • Overuse Injuries and training year around for one sport
    This article provides information about injuries associated with the year around practice and participation in the same sport.
  • Why cyclist experience upper back pain
    Cyclists tend to have neck and upper back problems for several reasons which we will discuss in this article. I will suggest some good solutions as well, so keep pedaling and read on
  • A Review of Knee Rehabilitation Methods
    This article investigates which methods of rehab should be used with different types of knee surgery. The knee injuries selected for review include the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and osteoarthritis
  • Insulin Problems
    A review of the issues related to insulin problems for student athletes competing in sports.
  • ACL Rehabilitation: Getting Back in the Game
    The focus of this article is on injuries occurring to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and what it takes to overcome such adversity
  • Be safe and enjoy your sport
    Jen Fox provides some advice on how to be safe whilst participating in the sports you enjoy.
  • Runner's Foot Injuries
    This article discusses a number of common injuries suffered to the foot (Plantar Fasciitis, Metatarsal Stress Fractures, blisters, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Syndrome, Turf Toe, and Sesamoiditis).
  • Rehabilitation of Common Runners Foot Injuries
    This article provides suggestions on how to properly care for common foot injuries in runners (Plantar Fasciitis, Metatarsal Stress Fractures, blisters, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Syndrome, Turf Toe, and Sesamoiditis).
  • Ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction
    This article discusses the processes related to Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) surgery and rehabilitation
  • Muscle Balance: Getting it Right
    Muscle balance is important in the prevention of injuries and may assist in the development of maximum speed and improved muscular performance. If not addressed, through a well thought out and disciplined training program, muscle imbalances can slow down and possibly result in injury to the young athlete.
  • Concussion Syndrome
    This article discuss concussion syndrome and the effects of concussions on individuals. Concussions are a serious injury and should not be overlooked under any circumstance. There are numerous steps that can be taken to help prevent concussions and care for them
  • Here's a good rehab program to help an injured athlete stay fit
    Advice on how to help an injured athlete maintain a reasonable level of fitness
  • How to treat damaged soft tissues with Rice
    How the body reacts to injury and advice on treating soft tissue injuries
  • Lower leg injuries - how to stay trouble free
    Research shows exactly how the muscles in the ankle and lower part of the leg function during running, and provides clues about how to keep the areas between your knees and your feet injury free

Literature Review - Injury Prevention

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