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PATELLAR / QUADRICEPS TENDINITIS

WHAT IS PATELLAR / QUADRICEPS TENDINITIS?

Patellar tendinitis is a common overuse injury. It occurs when repeated stress is placed on the patellar tendon. The stress results in tiny tears in the tendon, which the body attempts to repair. However when the tears in the tendon increase faster than what the body can recover, it […]

Muscle Twitch and Tetanus

The molecular events during the process of muscle contraction just described can now be considered in more detail (i.e., at the level of the entire muscle). In response to a single stimulus of adequate strength, a momentary rise in tension known as a twitch is produced. A muscle twitch has three phases.

The latent period […]

Stress fractures

One-sided loads on the skeleton can, when intensity and load are too high, lead to stress fractures or fatigue fractures if the adaptive ability of the body is insufficient to cope. Stress fractures can affect children who begin athletic training as early as the age of 7 years. The frequency of stress fractures in adolescents […]

Children and adolescents

Regular training of children and adolescents is becoming more common in sport, and competitive sports are indulged in with ever-increasing intensity at ever-decreasing ages. In certain sports, such as figure skating,swimming and gymnastics, children start regular training when they are 5–6 years old, and even in contact sports, such as soccer, training and competition they […]

Patellar / Quadriceps Tendinitis

WHAT IS PATELLAR / QUADRICEPS TENDINITIS?

Patellar tendinitis is a common overuse injury. It occurs when repeated stress is placed on the patellar tendon. The stress results in tiny tears in the tendon, which the body attempts to repair. However when the tears in the tendon increase faster than what the body can recover, it […]