Ankle Sprains for the Dancer Ankles are one of the many body parts that have the highest incidence of injury by the performance of dance. Ankle sprains are one of the most common sprains occurring to the dancer. Even though structurally the ankle may be considered a moderately strong joint, it is subject to sudden twists, especially when the dancer steps on some irregular surface. Serious injury occurring to joints or bones result initially from impact forces, with carelessness and fatigue playing a major role. Late in the practice day or just before an opening performance when the dancer is trying most for perfection, seems to be the time when most serious injuries occur.
If the condition gets bad enough, it could cause the bones to rub against each other. There are still many things unknown about ACL tears, but we have a good grasp on what we should and shouldn't do. I have given ways to prevent a tear, stated who is most at risk for a tear, and what happens throughout surgery and therapy. More knowledge about something can help avoid something major. Repetitive exercise and common sense can help to prevent an anterior cruciate ligament injury.
Because the sole of the foot is pointing inward as force is applied, the ligaments stabilizing the lateral - or outside - part of the ankle are stressed. Many patients report hearing a "snap" or "pop" at the time of the injury. This is usually followed by pain and swelling on the lateral aspect of the ankle. THE MOST IMPORTANT INITIAL MANAGEMENT OF A SPRAIN IS, R - rest I - ice C - compression E - elevation Many of the problems resulting from sprains are due to blood and edema in and around the ankle. Minimizing swelling helps the ankle heal faster.
The hips and surrounding muscles also play a large role in a cheerleader’s jumping abilities, so it is no surprise that these areas are also affected by sprains, strains, and inflammation caused by repeated overuse. Repeated force placed on areas such as the knees, ankles, and lower back can cause serious problems, and sometimes even stress fractures (Gunselman 1). Many cheerleaders report seeing a chiropractor frequently in order to ease the pain present in the back. Over time, repeated stress to these areas can cause longterm damage and even a decrease in function of the region. In addition, a common problem associated with many sports is head injuries.
Heel Bumps: This is the case, when the heel bone rubs excessively on the floor, before it is fully mature. People with flat foot are most likely to be a victim of heel bumps. Also, wearing high heels before the heel bone matures completely, can lead to heel bumps, resulting into heel pain. 7. Heel Bursitis: Improper landing on the heels can cause can lead to heel bursitis.
Gout is a condition, which can cause a sudden and severe pain in the knee joint, or any other joint, including wrists, elbows, fingers, etc. Apart from those mentioned above, other causes include knee injury, bone dysplasias, and avascular necrosis. When is Knee Replacement Surgery Highly Recommended? Pain in the joints can be reduced by attending physiotherapy sessions, or taking steroid injections. However, in some cases, the pain does not suffice, and problems of immobility worsen.
It can occur when you‘re slowing down from running, planting and suddenly changing direction, or hyperextending the knee. “When this happens immediate pain results, the knee will fully swell, tenderness occurs around the knee, and the range of motion will be greatly affected.” ( Micheli, Dr. Lyle J. ) The first thing to do if an injury occurs is to use R.I.C.E., which stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Diagnosis After the injury has occurred, the injured should see the family doctor or possibly a specialist to see if something is torn. The doctor will do some range of motion testing.
Of course, with an acute injury like a muscle sprain, anti-inflammatory painkillers can be an effective first line treatment But in many cases, others interventions are required, research shows that an entirely different approach is often more beneficial in cases of chronic pain (pain lasting more than 12 weeks), one that tackles physical, psychological and social factors. Ideally, a multidisciplinary approach which might consist of health professionals such as manual therapy or physical therapy experts, osteopaths, physiotherapists alongside doctors who specialise in pain management and sometimes consulting psychologists may be useful. Appropiare through assessment is crucial to avoid chroncity but this can take some time due to the constraints of the NHS, once diagnosed prompt referral to other specialists for appropriate care or further investigation. References Phillips, C. (2009). The Cost and Burden of Chronic Pain.
If an athlete has multiple concussions is can damage ones brain to the point of losing intelligence. A human’s brain is the vault of all the memories, knowledge, and unconscious actions. If this vault is constantly battered it can ... ... middle of paper ... ...one unlucky blow to the head could cause a person to change forever. Injuries in physical activities are not the only threat for an athlete to be cautious of, Performance enhancing substances and stress can also take a harmful toll on the body. Substances containing ingredients that are hardly researched are allowed into drinks, powders, and pills to assist athletes.
Youth sports intensity is problem, because the amount of injuries that have been occurring, it is outrageous. According to Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission Athletic Association, " sixty six percent of boys play organized sports, and fifty two percent of girls play organized sports". The problem is that these youths are getting involved in very physical sports and getting mentally and physically hurt. Lisa weisenberger also states, that sixty two percent of organized sports related injuries occur during practice". This problem exists because many of the youth's parents influence their children in various ways.