Avoid foot and knee injury pain from Rugby Union or NRL

Traumatic injuries and overuse injuries are a common theme in Rugby union and rugby league. Did you know that 50% of all injuries on the field are injuries to the lower limbs. This is a staggering figure,and often these injuries can be avoided. The most common specific injuries effect our ankles and knees. More specifically, and commonly presented in our clinic are ankle lateral ligament tears, knee medial collateral and anterior cruciate ligament tears. These injuries occur from constant change in acceleration and deceleration, direction, pace with quick stops and starts. So whether it is due to contact forces or rotational forces injuries can commonly occur. Other injuries include groin musculotendinous tears, hamstring and calf muscle tears, and quadriceps muscle contusions. From Rugby and NRL we see Traumatic Injuries or Over use injuries. Lets have a quick look at these:
Traumatic injuries
Some of the traumatic injuries we see include:
Ankle Sprains
Ankle Fractures
Tears in muscles, tendons and ligaments
Turf toe (sometimes toe is jerked up and hyperextends)
Plantar plate injuries which most common causes of second toe joint pain.
Toenail damage – repetitive trauma from the toe nail rubbing against the upper of shoe, standing on the toe, impact from kicking the ball can result bruising of the nail, loss of the toe nail and secondary complications like thickening of the toe nails and fungal nail infections.

Overuse injuries can include:

Achilles Tendonitis – pain in the back of your ankle
Bursitis – A bursa is a fluid filled sac that helps to lubricate and reduce friction between two surfaces in the body, usually muscles , ligaments and tendons as they glide over bony prominences.
Knee pain – this can occur due to sudden change of direction, twisting or a direct blow to the knee
Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (shin splints)-Commonly caused from running on hard surfaces and over pronation.
Peroneal Tendonitis – inflammation of the peroneal tendons on the outside of the ankle from repetitive sport
Plantar Fasciitis – Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain.
Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD) – Posterior tibial dysfunction is a painful, progressive flatfoot deformity in adults.
Sesamoiditis – Sesamoids are small bones located under the big toe – commonly seen from pressure over the joint from poor biomechanics such as overpronation, sudden changes in training, trauma to the foot and ill-fitting footwear.

At Move with Podiatry, Greg is our experienced sports podiatrist who will be able to perform a biomechanical assessment and prescribe a treatment and rehabilitation plan that will return you back to the field sooner, than later. Book an appointment today.

Traumatic injuries and overuse injuries are a common theme in Rugby union and rugby league. Did you know that 50% of all injuries on the field are injuries to the lower limbs. This is a staggering figure,and often these injuries can be avoided. The most common specific injuries effect our ankles and knees. More specifically, and commonly presented in our clinic are ankle lateral ligament tears, knee medial collateral and anterior cruciate ligament tears. These injuries occur from constant change in acceleration and deceleration, direction, pace with quick stops and starts. So whether it is due to contact forces or rotational forces injuries can commonly occur. Other injuries include groin musculotendinous tears, hamstring and calf muscle tears, and quadriceps muscle contusions. From Rugby and NRL we see Traumatic Injuries or Over use injuries. Lets have a quick look at these:
Traumatic injuries
Some of the traumatic injuries we see include:
Ankle Sprains
Ankle Fractures
Tears in muscles, tendons and ligaments
Turf toe (sometimes toe is jerked up and hyperextends)
Plantar plate injuries which most common causes of second toe joint pain.
Toenail damage – repetitive trauma from the toe nail rubbing against the upper of shoe, standing on the toe, impact from kicking the ball can result bruising of the nail, loss of the toe nail and secondary complications like thickening of the toe nails and fungal nail infections.

Overuse injuries can include:

Achilles Tendonitis – pain in the back of your ankle
Bursitis – A bursa is a fluid filled sac that helps to lubricate and reduce friction between two surfaces in the body, usually muscles , ligaments and tendons as they glide over bony prominences.
Knee pain – this can occur due to sudden change of direction, twisting or a direct blow to the knee
Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (shin splints)-Commonly caused from running on hard surfaces and over pronation.
Peroneal Tendonitis – inflammation of the peroneal tendons on the outside of the ankle from repetitive sport
Plantar Fasciitis – Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain.
Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD) – Posterior tibial dysfunction is a painful, progressive flatfoot deformity in adults.
Sesamoiditis – Sesamoids are small bones located under the big toe – commonly seen from pressure over the joint from poor biomechanics such as overpronation, sudden changes in training, trauma to the foot and ill-fitting footwear.

At Move with Podiatry, Greg is our experienced sports podiatrist who will be able to perform a biomechanical assessment and prescribe a treatment and rehabilitation plan that will return you back to the field sooner, than later. Book an appointment today.

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