Beating Sports Injuries: Through Conventional and Alternative Methods
Common sports injuries and their causes are outlined, with recommendations for safety measures, as well as for specific treatments when injuries occur. Many problems respond to simple remedies such as rest, therapeutic exercise, and ice or heat packs. Therapies for more serious or stubborn injuries include massage, hypnotherapy, chiropractic and osteopathic treatments, physiotherapy, and, when necessary, surgery. "Options for Health titles present health advice and information gathered from a wide range of conventional and alternative sources. Each book speaks to health and fitness problems by covering virtually all possible remedies from simple quick-fix solutions to options for professional help from therapists and medical doctors. Tips, answers to problems, and fitness suggestions in these books have been drawn from sources as diverse as latest nutritional science findings, ancient herbal remedies, modern medicine, and long-established, widely accepted therapies. Each book's text is supplemented with approximately 40 full-color photos and illustrations.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
How Injuries Occur
Identifying Your Problem
2 other sections not shown
Achilles tendon activity acupuncture acute aerobic Alexander technique ankle application of ice athletes bend bleeding blood vessels body bone breathing bruising bursa bursitis buttock cartilage causes pain chest chiropractors Chronic injuries common compartment syndrome condition contraction damage diagnosis dislocations DMSO drugs effective example fascia foot fractures front function groin hand healthcare ice pack impact improve increase inflammation injections involved irritation joint dysfunction knee ligament load lower back manual therapist massage mechanisms medial collateral ligament mobility movement natural remedies neck nerve NSAIDs nutrition Osteopaths pain-free pelvis physical physiotherapists pins and needles plantar fascia posture practitioner pressure prevent problems produce prolotherapy quadriceps recovery reduce rehabilitation relaxation require restore normal result ribs risk shoes shoulder blade side skin spasm spine sports injuries stress surgery surgical repair swelling symptoms tear techniques tennis elbow therapies thigh tissue treated treatment of sports trigger points usually wrist