Along with the excitement of the game, come the injuries. At times, we see the effects of injury on the court. We may also notice a marked absence of our favourite players, both at the Australian Open and in tournaments around the world. Injuries affect tennis pros, casual weekend players or learners alike. One of the best ways of preventing injuries is knowing your risks. So we’ve compiled our top 5 tennis injuries, so you know what to look out for - and tips on how to decrease the risk of injury!
Rugby & NRL injuries you need to watch out for! The traumatic injuries
Last week we talked about our top 5 overuse injuries from rugby and NRL that we see and treat here in our clinic. They included Achilles injuries, knee injuries, shin splints, heel pain and stress fractures. Today we’re going to talk about the traumatic injuries that we often see and treat, that is, the ones you get from tackles, trips, falls, and smashing the ball into the ground as you fly over the line for a touchdown and hear that cheering in the background.
Rugby Union & NRL injuries you need to watch out for! The overuse injuries
Regardless of the team you support, both NRL and Rugby Union are sports that unite many of us across Australia for at least 25 weeks every year. Unfortunately for fans and players alike, sustaining injuries is an unwelcome but accepted part of the game, complete with its own weekly injury report.
Soccer injuries to look out for this season! Part two
If you’re keen to be at the top of your soccer game and stay injury-free this season, keep reading! Last week we shared with you the first five common soccer injuries we treat here at The Podiatrist (patellar tendinopathy (Jumper’s Knee), ankle sprains, adductor tendinopathy (groin strain), hamstring strains and fractures).
Soccer injuries to look out for this season! Part one
As part of our mission here at The Podiatrist, we don’t want to only help you recover from pain or injury but we want to prevent your injury from occurring in the first place. One of the keys to prevention is knowledge, so we thought we’d get you up to date with injuries that we often treat from one of our favourite sports - soccer!
Diabetes & your feet - these are your risks!
Every single day, 280 Australians are diagnosed with diabetes. This brings the number of us currently affected to a staggering estimated 1.7 million - and counting. While the association between diabetes and blood sugar ‘highs’ and ‘lows’ is more commonly known, the large impact that diabetes can have on the feet isn’t. Because diabetes is the leading cause of non-traumatic lower-limb amputation in Australia, it’s important that we fill you in on the relationship between diabetes and your feet.
Basketball Injuries - What To Look Out For On The Court!
We love basketball - and we know that many of you do too. It’s fast-paced, it requires great precision, teamwork, forward-thinking and it keeps you on the edge of your seat when they shoot for the hoop in those crucial last few seconds of play! With this excitement also comes the risk of injury that can see players sitting on the sideline.
Avoiding Common Netball Injuries This Season
Netball is a much-loved sport enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of Australians each year. In fact, it’s the top team sport for women and girls according to Australian Sports Commission, who found in a survey conducted a few years ago that just under 900,000 women and girls participated in Netball annually.
Yes, You Can Get Rid of Growing Pains!
Here at The Podiatrist, we’re all about helping families stay healthy, happy, do the things they love and realise their full potential. This means we make looking after KIDS FEET a special priority! Kids are constantly learning, growing and exploring - it’s all part of the development process.
Kids are dashing back onto football fields and the AFL, NRL and Super Rugby seasons are kicking off this month. We at The Podiatrist are all ready with our footy tipping which we’re very passionate about it - especially me, as I won it last year and placed the year before!