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    Achilles Tendon Injury

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    do. With that being said, an Achilles tendon rupture is an injury that you would see more commonly in an athlete because it comes from a force on the foot or the ankle. An Achilles tendon rupture can result in having surgery but also not having surgery depending on how bad the patient hurt it. Think of all the movements that your Achilles tendon helps you do, flexes your foot, helps you move it side to side, helps you stand, walk up the stairs, etc. The Achilles tendon is an important part of the leg and it is located behind the foot and above the heel. “It serves a basic function of connecting the soleus and gastrocnemius…

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    Achilles Tendon Essay

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    The Achilles tendon is one of the largest and strongest tendons in the body, stretching from the bones of the heel to calf muscles. It allows patients to extend their foot and point their toes to the floor known as plantar flexion. Despite its strength, the Achilles tendon is vulnerable to injury. Due to its limited blood supply and the high tensions placed on it, an Achilles rupture is a common injury. When the Achilles tendon is torn or ruptured it can either be partial, or a complete tear.…

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    Imaging Vs Ultrasound

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    professionals visualise dimensional and morphologic changes within the tendon, such as may occur with overuse injuries amongst athletes. Both Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and ultrasound have unique benefits and limitations. MRI may be better suited where there is a need for a differential diagnosis while ultrasound can be used to demonstrate active and passive movements in real time. Ultrasound is more portable and has greater accessibility and affordability over MRI however, ultrasound is…

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    All About Tennis Elbow Essay

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    Tennis elbow, which is an inflammation of the tendons of the elbow is said to particularly affect career tennis men. This is not surprising judging by the amount of stress their activity puts on their arms. But what are the real facts around this condition? And who else can be affected by it? Let us now go into more details concerning that condition. What is Tennis elbow? Also known as Epicondylitis or Lateral Epicondylitis, it is caused by an excessive use of the muscles of the forearm. Many…

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    My Ankle Research Paper

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    Sprains most commonly occur in the lower back, feet, and the hamstring muscles in the back of the thigh. Symptoms include muscle spasm, swelling inflammation, cramp, and muscle weakness. Additionally, when the muscle tears, small blood vessel become damaged causing localized bleeding and pain is produced due to the irritation of the nerve endings. Strains was classified by the severity of the injury the same way sprains are: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3. A Grade 1 strain is a slight tear of the…

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    which involve repetitive running and jumping, however one third of all patients live a non-active life style (Habets et al., 2014). Eccentric loading, injections, shockwave therapy, modified rest and NSAID’S are all management strategies suggested over the years for the management & treatment of Achilles tendinopathy, this collection of proposed actions for treatment has risen from the lack of agreement to the cause of tendinopathy as research is limited (Maffuli et al., 2008). Impaired oxygen…

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    A Chiropractor May Be The Solution For your Painful Plantar Fasciitis When you think about getting a chiropractic treatment, you probably envision having your spine adjusted. You may not realize a chiropractor can help you with foot pain by making adjustments to your foot instead. If you have chronic pain from plantar fasciitis, you may want to visit a chiropractor to help speed your healing. Here are a few things to know. What Causes Pain From Plantar Fasciitis The fascia is a web of tissue…

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    Tendon Injuries

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    Tendons are bands of fibrous connective tissue that connect muscles to bones(Pagorek et al. 2012). Their functions include mediating normal joint movement and stability and to contribute in maintaining body posture(Sharma & Maffulli 2005). Tendons injuries are frequent and cause joint dysfunction that can affect the performance in workplace. Work-related overuse disorders are most common in the tendons and tendon insertions of the upper extremities. The most commonly-affected tendons are in the…

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    Frog Muscle Lab Report

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    A single frog leg that was severed from the body at the hip joint was dissected to isolate and expose the gastrocnemius muscle. The gastrocnemius muscle was first separated from the tibiofibula bone, but left attached to the knee and the Achilles tendon. A 15 cm long piece of strong thread was tied tightly around the Achilles tendon of the heel of the frog for later attachment of the muscle to the force transducer equipment. The Achilles tendon below the tied string was then severed and the…

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    As basketball is a weight-bearing activity, the forces placed on bones through the actions of running and jumping stimulate the osteoblast cells to increase their rate of production of new bone matrix. As a result, both bone density and bone mass increase, particularly in the bones of legs, pelvis, and spine. Addition forces are placed on the bones of the shoulders and arm through the pushing and pulling action of the muscles used in catching and throwing the basketball. Among the more frequent…

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