Dr. Jasko and Dr. Petty, both with Baptist Sports Medicine, discuss a pulled groin injury and how it can be caused by insufficient stretching, can be common to both athletic and non-athletic people, and more. To find out how to prevent pulled groin just click this link.
Learn how to identify a pulled calf muscle. Learn about the cause of calf muscle strain and how it differs from a torn Achilles tendon. To read more about pulled calf muscles click on torn calf muscle.
Muscles strains of all types call be painful and limit your ability to train. Watch this video to learn how to identify which calf muscle you injured. Healing and treating a calf strain can take time and patience. To learn more about additional treatments beyond the usual ice and rest visit our pulled calf muscle treatment section.
This is a real life example what pulled hamstring bruise looks like 4 days after the injury. Bruising, inflammation, and swelling are common after a severe hamstring tear. Learn how to judge the severity of a pulled or strained hamstring.
This video discusses the Hamstring Injury or a pulled hamstring, one of the common golf injuries and leg injuries. The hamstring injury is a strain or a tear to the back of the upper leg muscles. Difficulty of squatting and sitting are common symptoms. To learn how to treat a hamstring injury, visit our pulled hamstring treatment overview.
Shin splint treatment usually involves changing shoe wear, stretching and exercising to alleviate symptoms. Alleviate the discomfort and inflammation of shin splints with help from a physical therapist in this free video on sports medicine and shin splints. Find out how to treat muscle ailments with help from this free video series on physical therapy. Learn more about shin splints treatment and therapies.
This video discusses about stretches for sprained ankles or injured ankles. This exercise is great for your ankles as it combines in and out movement. You can perform it if you have problems with your ankles, but it is important not to feel any pain during the exercise. The related exercises are mini squats for painful ankles, ankle pain exercise and balance workout, stretches for ankles – heel toe stretches and exercise for painful ankles. Learn more about sprained ankle and ankle sprain treatments and therapies.
You’ve probably heard of professional athletes sidelined by an anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, tear. This injury, caused by pivoting suddenly and twisting the knee in the process, can make your knee feel shaky or unstable. It also causes swelling and intense pain, and you might hear a popping sound at the time of injury. If you experience these symptoms and suspect that you have torn your ACL, see a doctor immediately, because this can be a potentially serious injury that can cause long-term complications, such as early-onset knee arthritis, and often requires surgery.
The anterior cruciate ligament connects your thigh bone, or femur, to your lower leg bone, which is known as the tibia. Athletes at risk of damaging this ligament are those who play sports which require suddenly changing direction while running, such football, basketball, gymnastics and soccer. Also, for reasons that remain unknown, women are more likely to tear their ACL than men.
If you think you have torn your ACL, your doctor will ask you questions to establish whether your injury is, indeed, an ACL tear, and he or she may take an X-ray to establish the root of your knee pain. Until you see your doctor, stop training; in fact, it is best to completely immobilize the knee using a splint to prevent making the injury worse. If your foot or lower leg becomes blue and cool to the touch after your injury, you should head to the emergency room immediately, as this may be a sign you dislocated your knee, cutting off circulation to the rest of your leg.
If your ACL tear is mild, you may need to use crutches and perform physical therapy to help the ligament heal. In more serious cases, however, surgery is necessary to repair the torn tissue.
Learning proper sports techniques and staying in good physical condition can help prevent an ACL tear, as can mastering ways to minimize stress on the ligament while being active. Performing exercises to strengthen your hamstrings and quadriceps also can help prevent an ACL tear by making your leg more stable.