Category: Football / Rugby

Peroneal Tendon Strain

The two peroneal tendons in the foot run side by side behind the outer ankle bone. Peroneal tendon injuries may be sudden caused by trauma or develop over time due repetitive ankle motion and overuse. Players with higher arches are at risk for developing peroneal tendon injuries causing pain and swelling. Peroneal tears cause weakness …

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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is an inflammation of the Plantar Fasciia. It is a thick band of tissue at the bottom of your foot that runs from your heel to toes. It is an injury that can occur all at once due to an accident, fall, sudden impact and overstretching. It can also occur over time progressing …

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Achilles Ruptures

Achilles tendon ruptures are common injuries in football and rugby. They are usually non-contact injuries and the result of a lack of flexibility due to inadequate conditioning and over-stretching of the tendon. Both nonoperative treatment and surgical repair are effective, based on the severity of the tear. It’s important to see an orthopedic surgeon if …

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Achilles Tendonitis

The Achilles tendon, stretches from the calf muscle to the heel and although it is the strongest tendon in the body, it is prone to overuse injuries. Normal play and moves in many sports and activities place incredible stress on the tendon making it prone to tendonitis. This inflammation of the tendon leads to pain …

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Ankle Sprains

Possibly the most common sports injuries are ankle sprains to varying degrees of severity. At some point in an athlete’s career, he or she will experience at least one ankle sprain. When they do occur, proper rehabilitation and conditioning are critical. Studies show that players who have had an ankle sprain are five times more …

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