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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 […]

Common Sport Injuries

An overuse injury results from excessive wear and tear on the body, particularly on areas and muscles subjected to repeated activity such as ankle, knee, shoulder and elbow joints.

The most common high impact sport that leads to injury is running. We see more runners than any other recreational athletes in our clinics, followed by […]

Knee extension mechanism injuries

The knee extension mechanism includes the quadriceps muscle-tendon, the patellar bone, the patellar tendon, and its insertion into the tibia. Injuries can occur in all these structures.

Quadriceps tendon injuries The distal quadriceps tendon attaches to the patella and its adjacent soft tissue structures (the retinaculum). It is important for the extensor mechanism. This tendon […]

Other causes of Pain in the Hip and Groin

Overuse injury or rupture of other groin muscle-tendon units

A number of muscles and tendons affecting the groin region, including the pectineus, the sartorius, the tensor fasciae latae, and the gluteus medius, can be damaged during sporting activity. The precise location of the pain, together with an assessment of muscle function, can elucidate the diagnosis.

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Overuse Injury of the upper part of the Rectus Femoris Muscle-Tendon Unit

The rectus femoris muscle arises above the articular cavity of the hip joint. The muscle flexes the hip and extends the knee joint. After intensive shooting practice in soccer, repeated fast starts, strength training, and similar activities, pain can be felt just above the hip joint.

Symptoms and diagnosis

– Pain occurs during and after […]

Injuries affecting the Upper Arm

Overuse injury of the long tendon of the biceps

Overuse injury of the long tendon of the biceps is usually secondary to another shoulder injury such as impingement or instability. The biceps injury is usually of a degenerative nature. Midsubstance degenerative changes in a tendon are referred to as tendinosis. This biceps tendon glides over […]

Etiology of Tendon Injury

Training errors, such as sudden increase in running distance or a change in activity, are the primary etiological factor in most tendon overuse injuries. Errors include increased frequency of training and running on curved trails, hard or slippery roads, or soft beaches. The principle of transition (according to Leadbetter 1992) is that sports injuries are […]

Overuse Syndromes

Overuse syndromes are difficult to diagnose and treat. These injuries are becoming increasingly common as both participation in sport in general and the intensity and duration of training increase. Although overuse injuries (stress fractures) were first documented as early as 1855, little research has been done since, and today’s knowledge is based mainly on practical, […]

Knee Pain

Basics Description Knee pain has many causes, including pathologic processes in the knee and disorders in distant locations with referral to the knee area. Diffuse or located in a specific region A characteristic history and physical examination frequently narrow the diagnosis. Classification: Traumatic Acquired Risk Factors Athletic activity Obesity Sedentary lifestyle Etiology Traumatic injury […]