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Doctor’s Corner: Crepitus Of The Knee Joint

Its commonly felt as a cracking or popping sensation by most patients. It can affect different parts of the body though , but it is common in the knee. It usually happens when air bubbles develop in body tissues, but it can also happen when the tendons or ligaments snap...
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Doctor’s Corner: Role Of Rehabilitation of Athletes After Injury

Rehabilitation describes the process that a person goes through to recover their full function after they have been injured. Depending on the injury that a person sustains, the exact steps that they will take to recover will vary. In most cases during conservative therapy or post surgically so to speak,...
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Doctor’s Corner: How To Deal With Sacroiliac Joint Pain

The SI joint is a diarthrodial joint that plays a part in supporting the upper body and dampens the impact balance between the upper body and lower body. The ligaments attached to the bones that make up the SI joints play a great role in being the support system of...
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Doctor’s Corner: What To Do If A Player’s Heartbeat Stops

If you find that someone is not breathing normally and is not responding to you as you follow the ABC procedure (Airway, Breathing and Circulation), then you need to start Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) straight away. If the casualty has suffered a cardiac arrest it’s common for them to take irregular...
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Doctor’s Corner: How To Put An Injured Player Into Recovery Position

If a person is unconscious but is breathing and has no other life-threatening conditions, it's advisable for them to be placed in the recovery position. WHY?Putting someone in the recovery position will keep their airway clear and open. It also ensures that any vomit or fluid won't cause them to...
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Doctor’s Corner: Managing Skin Wounds In Sports

Skin wounds are frequent among athletes and other exercisers. There are four basic types of skin wounds in athletics (blisters fall outside of the context ofthis article): Abrasion: a wearing or rubbing away of skin tissue by friction. Incision: a smoothly-cut skin wound made by a sharp object. Laceration: a...
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Doctor’s Corner: Management Of Neck Injuries

The key goals in early management following neck injury are reduction of pain, reduction of muscle spasm and restoration of normal range of motion. Empirical evidence supports a combination of therapeutic modalities including, massage, electrical stimulation, heat, analgesics and range of motion exercises. This should be combined with postural education...
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Doctor’s Corner: Knee Injury Mechanics In Sports

Patellofemoral pain syndrome and Anterior Cruciate ligament injuries are common knee injuries in sports. Female Athletes are more predisposed to knee injuries than male Athletes in most sports activities that require movements such as Jumping ( Volley ball and Netball), landing (Volleyball and basketball), Cutting (Basketball) plus pivoting manueuvers (Netball)....
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