Sports Injuries and Sports Medicine
DR STORM TREATS THE FOLLOWING INJURIES ON A DAILY BASIS:
CHRONIC OVERUSE INJURIES
. Tennis elbows
. Golfers elbow
. Tendon synovitis
CHRONIC BACK PAIN
. Treating of back injuries - chronic and acute
. Treating and rehab of chronic back pain
GROWTH PAINS IN CHILDREN
. Osgood Schlater syndrome
. Severs disease
SPORT SPECIFIC INJURIES
. Water sports injuries eg surfing and kiteboarding
. Running and jogging injuries
. Gym injuries
EXERCISE INDUCED ASTHMA
. Rotator cuff syndrome
. Meniscus injuries
FOOT AND ANKLE INJURIES
. Ligament injuries
. Plantar warts
. Ingrown toenails
DUE TO HIS KEEN INTEREST IN SCHOOL SPORT - DR WILLIE STORM LECTURES REGULARLY AT SCHOOLS ON THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:
. Anabolic steroids
. Prevention of injuries
. First aid treatment of injuries on the sports field
We are proud to be associated with West Coast Physio. Conveniently located on our premises, we highly recommend their services. The West Coast team are committed to evidenced-based best practice and strive for excellence in prevention, management and rehabilitation of a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions.
For more information, please visit their website at www.westcoastphysio.co.za.
More About Sports Injuries
Knee injuries the most common complaint of an active lifestyle.
In one year alone, patients made approximately 19.4 million visits to physicians' offices because of knee problems. Knee injuries were the most common reason for visiting an orthopaedic surgeon.
The knee is vulnerable to a variety of injuries, as it is a complex joint with many components. Many knee injuries can be successfully treated without surgery, while others require surgery to correct.
Common Knee Injuries
Many athletes experience injuries to their knee ligaments. Of the four major ligaments found in the knee, the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and the medial collateral ligament (MCL) are often injured in sports. The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) may also be injured.
Tears in the ACL are often caused by changing direction rapidly, slowing down when running, and landing from a jump. Basketball and netball athletes and athletes who wear cleats, such as rugby and soccer players, are prone to ACL injuries.
Often caused by a direct blow to the outside of the knee, these types of knee injuries often occur in contact sports, such as rugby or soccer.
This part of the knee is injured when an athlete receives a blow to the front of the knee or makes a simple misstep on the playing field.
A torn meniscus is often referred to as a torn knee cartilage. The meniscus is a tough, rubbery cartilage that is attached to the knee's ligaments and acts like a shock absorber. In athletic activities, tears in the meniscus can occur when twisting, cutting, pivoting, decelerating, or being tackled. Direct contact is often involved.
Treatment of Knee Injuries
To treat mild knee injuries Doctor Willie recommends R.I.C.E., which stands for "rest, ice, compression, and elevation."
•Rest the knee by staying off it or walking only with crutches.
•Apply ice to control swelling.
•Use a compressive elastic bandage applied snugly, but loosely enough so that it does not cause pain.
•Finally, keep the knee elevated.
The most important advice is to seek treatment as soon as possible, especially if you:
•Hear a popping noise and feel your knee give out at the time of injury
•Have severe pain
•Cannot move the knee
•Have swelling at the injury site
Doctor Storm has a masters degree in sports medicine and being a sportsman himself he has a keen interest in the treating of sports injuries.
Doctor storm played provincial rugby for the blue bulls (Northern Transvaal) team and the doctor for the Boland rugby team for the past 2 years.
He ran the comrades marathon twice and the Two Oceans marathon four times. He cycled the Argus 16 times and does multistage mountain biking eg the Wines to Wales.
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