A dislocation occurs when the bones that should be connected at a joint separate. Most of the joints in your body are at risk including shoulders, knees, hips, fingers and even toes. The dislocation could damage surrounding areas such as ligaments, blood vessels and nerves.
The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body and is essential for active individuals. The tendon connects the heel to the calf muscle stretching and contracting as you move, allowing you to walk, point your toes, jog and jump, and also helping to control your body weight. While the Achilles tendon is continually activated, it is especially crucial for athletes competing in explosive sports where jumping and darting are the norm.
We’ve all heard of ankle sprains. Your favorite athlete has probably suffered from one, or maybe even yourself. Ankle sprains are the most common injury in the ankle. With the complex ligaments in the ankle and the pounding it endures on a daily basis, ankle sprains are common in not only elite athletes and weekend warriors, but also the casual walker.
One of the most common injuries sports docs see is stress fractures in an athlete’s foot. ATLX consulted top sports doc, Dr. Kenneth Jung, of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic to find out exactly what is a stress fracture and how can we prevent them.
The ACL tear is one of the most dreaded injuries an athlete can face, and it can happen to anyone.