THE TREATMENT AND PREVENTION OF COMMON SPORTS-RELATED INJURIES
BY ALAN GJEDSTED MD
1.Having trouble with pain in the front of one, or both of your knees and you don't recall any injury? Are you a runner, dancer, weight-lifter? Does it hurt more running downhill or going downstairs? Well, you might want to have a look at my Patellofemoral Syndrome page for some ideas on how to get better.
PATELLOFEMORAL SYNDROME (RUNNER'S KNEE)
2. Are you having pain around your elbow, especially when you move your wrist or grab something? Do you play a racquet sport? Or does your work have you using the computer all day, or pounding with a hammer?
The Tennis Elbow page might be just what you need.
TENNIS ELBOW (LATERAL EPICONDYLITIS
3.Does getting out of bed each morning feel like you've just stepped on a tack? Does your heel (or heels) ache all day and get worse with your daily run? You could possibly have Plantar Fasciitis. This page could be just what you're looking for.
4.Twisted your ankle running, or just coming down the stairs? Here is just about everything you need to know about what has happened and what you can do about it.
5.Do you have pain in the upper arm or shoulder? Do you play a throwing sport or overhead sport? Does your work have you reaching overhead? Give my Shoulder Sheet a view and see if this helps.
6.Are you an avid bicyclist or runner? Do you get severe pain along the outside of your knee, that keeps you from doing your sport? Maybe you have Iliotibial Band Syndrome. Look over this review and see if it helps.
ILIOTIBIAL BAND SYNDROME
7. You've pushed the hills just a little too much. Or was it the bike. It's hard to say what caused it, but now the back of your thigh burns everytime you try to go do your sport. You just might be looking at a Hamstring Injury - perhaps one of the most stubborn of all sports-related injuries.