You’ve just been in a car crash and your adrenaline is pumping. You don’t feel any real pain at the moment, don’t think any bones are broken, and you feel lucky to have escaped any serious injuries, so you head home. In a few days though, you begin to notice pain and some strange stiffness in parts of your body.
What do a painter, a basketball player, and Roger Federer all have in common? It may surprise you to learn that the answer is: they are all at risk for a rotator cuff injury, especially as they get older.
Olympic athletes, sports professionals, weekend warriors, young, old, and everything in between all use their fingers as they play, which makes finger injuries in athletes a common problem.
The elbow is a complicated hinged joint consisting of three bones: the humerus, ulna, and radius. At the ends of these bones is a bit of cartilage, which helps the bones to slide easily against each other.
Shin splints are common problems faced primarily by runners, dancers, and military recruits, but how to prevent and treat shin splints is invaluable information for most all athletes.