Muscle and Joint Injuries

Dealing with sacroiliitis

Sacroiliitis is a condition characterized by inflammation of one or both sacroiliac joints. The condition is characterized by severe lower back pain or at the buttocks and can spread to one or both legs. Prolonged standing or climbing stairs can cause severe pain. Complications of this condition cause difficulty breathing, lung infections, heart problems and deformities of the spine. Symptoms ...

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Dealing with ankle pain after running

Ankle pain after running is any type of pain or discomfort felt in the ankles. The pain can be due to injury such as a sprain or medical condition such as arthritis. Running places repeated amounts of force on the feet which spread to the ankles, legs, hips and the abdomen. The force is caused by the pounding of the ...

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Prevent Injury With Flexibility And Strength Training

Dealing with ankle pain after running

Injuries are common among athletes engaged in different types of sports. Strength training and flexibility exercises are two of the conditioning techniques most commonly used by athletes to promote muscle strength and prevent different forms of sports-related injuries, such as ankle sprains and lower back pains. If you are not an athlete, however, conditioning exercises like flexibility and strength training ...

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COSTOCHONDRAL SEPARATION

COSTOCHONDRAL SEPARATION

A costochondral separation is a condition that arises when ribs that are connected to the sternum by costochondral cartilage breaks as a result of certain stresses somewhat like a joint dislocation causing different injuries to the costochondral. The cartilage that attaches ribs to the breastbone can tear to some extent causing pain and tenderness at the site of separation. This ...

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Chondromalacia Patella: Causes, Risk Factors, Symptoms and First Aid Treatment

Chondromalacia Patella

Chondromalacia patella is one the most common causes of chronic knee pain. Damage to the cartilage at the back of the kneecap is called chondromalacia patella. Kneecap and patella can be used interchangeably. The kneecap is the found between the quadriceps tendon, the large tendon from the quadriceps (thigh muscles) that wraps around the patella and inserts into the tibia ...

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Sports Medicine Overview

The application of first aid is relevant in the field of sports. The term referred to such is called sports medicine. It is defined as a branch of medicine that deals with physical fitness, treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise. Sports medicine incorporates the clinical, educational, and investigational aspects of athletic injuries to treat athletes playing ...

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Muscle strains

sacroiliitis

Muscle strains occur as a result of tearing or stretching of the tendons or muscles. Tendons are fibrous tissues that connect the muscles and the bones together.  People often experience strains in the lower back and in their hamstring muscle located at the backside of the thigh. Symptoms Some of the symptoms of muscle strains include: Pain Muscle spasms Swelling ...

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