Skier’s Thumb

Skier’s Thumb Description Of The Injury: Skier’s thumb is caused by an acute injury to a ligament in the thumb. The injury is a result of the forced stretching of the thumb in an outward direction. It is more common among skiers who brake at high speeds or hit the ground with skiing poles still…

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Whip Lash

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Whip Lash Description Of The Injury: Whiplash, also known as a neck sprain or neck strain, is an injury to the neck in which vertebral discs and nerves become damaged. Motor vehicle accidents, contact sports, chronic neck strain, and accidental falls can all cause whiplash, which occurs in varying degrees. Injury Symptoms: Symptoms of a…

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Sprains

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Sprains Description Of The Injury: A sprain is an injury that involves the over stretching of an ligament where it can be strained or even torn. There are six degrees of sprains ranging from a very mild sprain that is a simple tear or stretch of the offending ligament to a serious strain where the…

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Tendinitis and Ruptured Tendons

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Patellar Tendonitis (Jumpers Knee) and Ruptured Tendons Description Of The Injury: Patellar tendonitis is also known as jumper’s knee as it commonly occurs in sports that require frequent jumping, particularly basketball. This injury involves the irritation and inflammation of the tendon that connects the patella to the tibia bone. If this tendon ruptures completely, it…

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Anterior and Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

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Anterior and Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Description Of The Injury: The anterior crucial ligament (ACL) and the posterior crucial ligament (PCL) are two ligaments that are critical in allowing general range of motion at the knee. These ligaments cross each other in an X shape that provides stability to the knee when flexing and extending.…

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Hip Replacement

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Hip Replacement Description Of The Injury: When an injury or disease has not positively reacted via conservative or alternative treatment, hip replacement surgery may be necessary. This is most common for those who suffer from osteoarthritis and in treating a broken hip in the elderly population. Hip replacement replaces parts of the hip joint with…

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Tennis Elbow

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Tennis Elbow Description Of The Injury: Although common in racquet based sports such as tennis, Tennis elbow can occur with any repetitive activity that involves either constant impact motions with the elbow or heavy lifting. Also referred to as lateral epicondylitis, Tennis elbow is sometimes mistaken as a condition that involves inflammation while anti-inflammatory drugs…

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