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  1. Sports Injuries | Condition Leaflet

    Sports Injuries, What kind of sports injuries can occur? Most sports injuries involve either sudden or gradual damage (trauma) to the muscul...

  2. Sports Injuries - Basic Principles | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Sports Injuries - Basic Principles, This will give an indication of how seriously the athlete takes their sport. It may also indicate over-training, a strain or an overuse ...

  3. Drugs and Sport | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Drugs and Sport, The people who set such standards are sufficiently well versed in sports medicine and exercise physiology that they set their standards by the normal for th...

  4. Physical Training | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Strength training is important for many sports. It can prevent injury and is part of rehabilitation after injury. It can prevent recurrence of injury - for example, after...

  5. Stress Fractures | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Stress fractures account for 0.7% to 20% of all sports medicine clinic injuries. [ 1 ] Sports involving running or jumping, such as track and field events, basketba...

  6. Hamstring Injuries | Condition Leaflet

    Hamstring Injuries, It is a common and painful sports injury, particularly in exercises involving running and jumping, or with sudden stopping and starting.

  7. Ankle Injuries | Condition Leaflet

    Ankle Injuries, It is particularly seen in sports such as skiing and football where injury results from going 'over' on the ankle at speed. , ankle injury...

  8. Knee Ligament Injuries | Condition Leaflet

    Knee Ligament Injuries, For example, this can happen during a fall, if you land awkwardly during sport, or after a sudden movement. Medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury...

  9. Care of Rib Injuries | Condition Leaflet

    Care of Rib Injuries, Good painkillers are important so that you can breathe and cough comfortably while the injury heals. After a rib injury, if you feel unwell or more bre...

  10. Repetitive Strain Injury | Condition Leaflet

    Repetitive Strain Injury, What is repetitive strain injury (RSI)? The term repetitive strain injury (RSI) is used to describe a range of painful conditions of the muscles...

  11. Ankle Injuries | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Ankle Injuries, See also separate Ankle Fractures article. Ankle injuries are common in primary care, A&E and sports medicine. Most are inversion and pla...

  12. Dental Injuries | Condition Leaflet

    Dental Injuries, Children can be prone to picking up knocks along with sports injuries resulting in broken teeth. Sometimes you can suffer from a chipped tooth or a cracked ...

  13. Head Injury Instructions | Condition Leaflet

    Head Injury Instructions, Always see a doctor or nurse if you are concerned about an injury. Minor head injuries Minor head injury and knocks to the head are c...

  14. Meniscal Tears and Other Knee Cartilage Injuries | Condition Leaflet

    Meniscal Tears and Other Knee Cartilage Injuries, Meniscal cartilage injuries The knee is commonly injured in sports, especially rugby, football and skiing. You may tear ...

  15. Complementary and Alternative Medicine | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Manipulation techniques are commonly used for low back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, headache and sports injuries. Osteopathy is...

  16. Corneal Injury and Foreign Bodies | Condition Leaflet

    Corneal Injury and Foreign Bodies, This can occur when drilling, sawing, chiselling, grinding, lawn mowing, etc, without eye protection, and can also be a risk in some sports. Seriou...

  17. Maxillofacial Injuries | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Maxillofacial Injuries, Prevention of maxillofacial injuries Full-face helmets may offer some protection against maxillofacial injury. [ 12 ] Airbags, non-lacerating windscreens and...

  18. Forearm Injuries and Fractures | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Forearm Injuries and Fractures, Forearm overuse injuries Apart from tennis and golfer's elbow ( lateral and medial epicondylitis ), forearm overuse injuries are not that co...

  19. Eye Injuries | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Eye Injuries, Some inert objects may be allowed to remain in the eye if the ophthalmologist considers that removal would be more damaging. Blunt injuries to the globe [ 3 , 5 ...

  20. Head Injury | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Head Injury, This article particularly refers to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) clinical guidelines for ...