Sports Injuries

Arm and wrist injuries

Arm and wrist injuries are very common amongst those who play sports. These include repetitive strain injuries like tennis elbow, wrist pain and bicep tendinitis. Find more information on recovering from sports specific injuries of the arm and wrist here.

Bursitis of the elbow

Rugby players often break their falls with their elbows if they are holding onto the ball.

Thrower's elbow

Also known as “golfer's elbow” and medically known as “medial epicondylitis,” thrower’s elbow is the same as tennis elbow, only it affects the inside of the elbow.

Colles fracture

Colles fracture usually occurs when one tries to break their fall using their hand.

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Adrian Rotunno is a medical doctor in the Sports & Exercise Medicine fellowship at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa, and qualified physiotherapist. Team physician for Dimension Data pro-cycling, and Boland Rugby. Special interests include endurance sport, in particular cycling, as well as contact sports.

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