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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 […]

Geriatric Home Care Tips

The most common geriatric orthopedic problems are osteoporosis, back pain and Osteoarthritis of the knee.

Osteoporosis is a degenerative disease which is characterized by progressive loss of bone mass throughout the body. Osteoporosis may strikes at any age but is more common among older people. If an elderly need a special care, then an elderly […]

Training and exercising

Basic physical fitness

Good physical fitness is of the utmost importance in avoiding injury. Those whose basic fitness is below normal are more prone to injury both from trauma and from overuse.After a period of inactivity, the ability of the body tissues to utilize oxygen decreases noticeably. In one experiment, five healthy test subjects stayed […]

Lifestyle factors

Doping

Doping increases the risk of injuries and endangers health. It is also illegal, and cheating. Regulations have been developed by the International Olympic Committee and others, and must be followed.

Alcohol

Consumption of alcohol impairs performance and causes a marked increase in the risk of injury. The breakdown of alcohol in the body occurs […]

Pregnancy

Physical activity has no adverse effect on a normal pregnancy, but it should be moderated as the pregnancy develops. Physical fitness can make both pregnancy and delivery easier. Most active sportswomen stop competing in the fourth or fifth month of pregnancy and are content with only a limited training program.Caution, however, is advisable, particularly in […]

Scoliosis

In scoliosis, lateral curvature to the left or right of part of the spine renders the vertebral column S-shaped. The cause of this complaint, which affects growing children, is unknown. It is often discovered by the physical education teacher, coach, or parents, and should lead to a visit to the doctor.

Scoliosis occurs in about […]

Stitch

Runners who have not warmed up properly sometimes feel a sharp pain in the upper part of the abdomen a few minutes after they have started to run. It may be located on the right or the left and is more frequent when sporting activity is undertaken immediately after a meal. The pain may be […]

Muscular Hematoma

During physical activity there is a substantial redistribution of blood flow. In the muscles, it increases from about 0.8 litres per minute (1.7 US pints/min) (15% of cardiac output) at rest to at least 181/min (38 pt/min) (72% of cardiac output) during strenuous effort. It follows that the blood supply to the muscles during sporting […]

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 […]