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SPORTS INJURIES

Overview
Injury to muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints often occur during sporting activities. Some injuries can lead to chronic problems. Early treatment and rehabilitation is essential.
Sciatica
Sciatica can be a sharp, dull, shooting, burning or periodic pain originating from the lower back region through the buttock area down the back of the thigh and leg and sometimes to the foot. Sciatica usually results from compression of the sciatic nerve.
Tennis & Golfers Elbow
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Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow is an inflammation of the muscles, which attach around the lateral and medial aspect of the elbow. This could be due to repetitive forceful sporting activities involving the elbow or strain from occupational activities.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is an entrapment of the median nerve in the carpal tunnel (between the bones) of the wrist. This pain usually occurs at night and awakens the patient with numbness to the wrist, hand and/or fingers.
Sprained Ankle
A sprained ankle occurs following a sudden sideways or twisting movement of the foot that can occur during athletic events or during everyday activities. All it takes is an awkward step or an uneven surface to cause an ankle sprain–that is why sprained ankles are among the most common orthopedic injuries.
Trigger Finger
Trigger Finger is a common finger problem that causes pain and snapping of the tendons in the fingers. Pain-like sensations are often described as pins-and-needles, prickling or burning sensations. All pain or pain-like sensations need prompt medical investigation
Frozen Shoulder/Adhesive Capsulitis
This is a disorder in which the capsule (membrane) surrounding the shoulder joint becomes inflamed and stiff and severely affects the movement of the shoulder, hence the term “frozen”.
The shoulder may or may not be painful, but the most debilitating thing is the lack of movement, which can become extremely severe.
Rotator Cuff/Impingement Syndrome

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This is a clinical syndrome that occurs when the tendons of the rotator cuff muscles become irritated and inflamed as they pass under the arch of the shoulder. This can result in pain, weakness and loss of movement at the shoulder.