Category: Volleyball

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Recovery for Athlete’s with Jumper’s Knee

During jumping sports where great amounts of stress are suddenly placed on the lower extremities of the body, patellar tendinopathy, best known as jumper’s knee, can be a frequently reported type of injury. Patellar tendinopathy, or PT, ultimately alters an athlete’s overall performance, affecting their capacity to jump, land, run and change direction. While their decline in performance can lead to decreased training tolerance, the symptoms associated with the condition also often results in missed training days and competition for a majority of athletes.

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The Anatomy of an Unexpected Torn Meniscus

Athletes depend on their excellent, strength, flexibility and mobility to be able to perform effectively in their specific sport or physical activity. They undergo rigorous training in order to prepare for competitive seasons. While many athletes understand and use preventive measures to avoid experiencing an injury or developing a condition, the constant utilization of the different structures of the body can gradually cause the degeneration of the tissues, eventually resulting in an unexpected injury. Many athletes commonly experience sports injuries, however, one type of injury can cause tremendous hardships for the affected athlete: a torn meniscus.

Within an incidence ratio of 60 to 70 for each 100,000 visits, meniscal tears of the knee are a common diagnosis among many sports injury scenarios. Meniscal tears have accumulated great amounts of lost time from physical activity and even employment, which is why understanding the risk factors for meniscal tears is essential, allowi