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June 2016

Quadriceps strain is very common in sports like football, where regular kicking and running is practiced. A quadriceps strain occurs when a muscle is forcibly stretched beyond its limits and the muscle tissue gets torn. Based on the severity of the strain, it is classified as a first, second or third degree strain. When a quadriceps strain occurs, it is important to react immediately. Physiotherapy is the best treatment for this type of muscle strain. The physiotherapy treatment for quadriceps strain differs depending on the degree of strain. It is, therefore, important to get your muscle strain diagnosed from a professional

Ranging from bone spurs to poor posture, a pinched nerve in the neck can be caused due to a number of reasons, such as your lifestyle, or due to accidents, etc. Your body sends warning signals in the form of pain, when you have a pinched nerve. A damaged or pinc nerve may cause temporary or long-lasting problems. A pinched nerve occurs when there is ‘compression’ on a nerve. The pressure may be the result of repetitive motions. Or it may happen from holding your body in one position for long periods, such as keeping elbows bent while sleeping. It’s important

The forearm consists of two long bones known as the radius and ulna. The radius bone lies on the thumb side of the forearm and forms joints with the upper arm bone (humerus) at the elbow. The radial head or head of the radius is a bony prominence at the top of the radius that forms a joint with the humerus and ulna. The ulna bone is situated just beneath the elbow joint, which lies under the radius bone. About 20% of the acute elbow injuries that occur are radial head fractures, and are seen more frequently in women that men

A jammed finger does sound like a small problem unless you experience it. It wouldn’t be that big of a deal but often there are times the smallest injuries can cause the most discomfort. Not only jammed fingers are painful, but they also make the easiest tasks harder than usual. Jammed fingers are commonly caused by sports like basketball or when you catch yourself during a fall. Finger injuries occur in a wide variety of sports, from football to rugby and tennis, should not be a surprise. Usually, immediate treatment is recommended in order to ensure there is no further

Participants who are into running sports often experience shin splints. ‘Shin splints’ is common diagnosis given when someone is suffering from pain in the front of their legs and is often associated with running. There are two types of shin splints which can occur in two different regions of leg, posterior and anterior. One common cause of shin splints is periostitis. Periostitis is an inflammation of the periosteum. Periostitis results from an overuse injury that usually develops gradually over a period of time from weeks to months. Originating on the tibia, periosteum serves as an attachment site for the muscles. Muscle