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Sports Injuries

Leg injuries

Injuries to the leg are often caused by sports such as running, soccer and tennis. These sports injuries include thigh, hamstring, groin, adductor, knee, calf and shin injury. Find information and advice on preventing, treating and recovering from a leg injury here.

Groin injuries

Groin injuries are not only one of the main causes of missed games, but many players with chronic groin pain have their performances severely affected by this condition.

Recovery tips

Whether you have broken your leg, or had surgery of some kind, all leg injuries mean an extended period out of action. Here are some recovery tips.

10 tips on preventing leg injuries

Many injuries to other parts of the body are merely inconvenient, but a leg injury affects your mobility seriously. Here's how to prevent them.

Amputee leads active life with bionic knee

Maretha Coetzee, a farmer from Namibia struggled for many years after losing her leg in a car accident. Her life changed for the better after she received a bionic knee, allowing her to live a more active, full life.

Leg splints: moving someone

There is a way you should handle a person who is suffering from a specific injury. This guide will show you how to move someone with a leg splint.

The right way to use a stretcher

If someone with a neck or spinal injury, or a leg fracture, is handled incorrectly, further injury can be sustained. Here's how to do it the right way.

Stress fracture of the lower leg

Often stress fractures result from overuse or repeated impacts on a hard surface. Increasing the amount or intensity of an activity too fast is a common cause of a stress fracture.

Osgood-Schlatter's disease

This condition mainly affects boys aged 10 to 16 years old and is caused by repetitive stress or tension on a part of the growth area of the upper tibia (shinbone).

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Sports Injuries Expert

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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