The John Terry injury has been dragging out for several months. It has now reached a stage where he is unable to play due to Sciatic Nerve pain. This detailed post will explain what it is and why it is difficult to fix.. . . . .Click HERE to read the whole of the post
St Louis Blue’s T.J. Oshie is out indefinitely after suffering a fractured ankle in Wednesday’s loss in Columbus.
If you watch the video clip carefully you can’t see when the TJ Oshie ankle fracture actually happens.
It most likely happens when Pahlsson wrestles Oshie to the ice.
Achilles Tendonitis, or more correctly Tendinosis, is thought to be caused by overuse which causes microscopic areas of damage to the tendon.
These areas of microtrauma are quite common with exercise and normal daily activities, and the body copes by repairing these damaged areas on an ongoing basis.
However the cause of Achilles tendonitis with increased running is due to the fact that this repair process is not able to cope with the repeated strains.
This “damage” accumulates and leads to mechanical breakdown of the Achilles tendon which develops areas of degeneration – Achilles Tendinosis.
Sportspeople should be on their guard if they experience calf muscle soreness or a swollen calf for no reason.
If they do they should check for these symptoms :-
- Gradual onset of PAIN
- WARMTH to the touch
- Increased PAIN with Dorsiflexion
- LEG CRAMPS especially at night
- Whiteish or Blueish DISCOLOURATION of SKIN
This advice is for suspected Grade 2 strains of the Gastrocnemius, or Plantaris (“Tennis Leg”). For Calf anatomy and Grades of Strain see PRICE Immediately after the injury occurs start the P.R.I.C.E. regime. P.R.I.C.E. stands for: PROTECTION – use crutches for 2-3 days REST – don’t walk on the injured leg ICE – apply an [...]. . . . .Click HERE to read the whole of the post