The meniscus, also known as the cartilage of the knee, is a strong fibrous crescent-shaped structure that is sandwiched between the femur, the thigh bone, and the tibia, the shin bone. As you can see in the picture below, there are two sections: the medial meniscus on the inside of the knee, and the lateral meniscus, on the outside of the knee. Their main function is to provide a level of shock absorption in the lower limbs ...Read more →
There has been a lot of press about the effectiveness of the shockwave machine, such in this article from the Daily Mail.
Shockwave therapy was originally used as a treatment for kindney stones but it’s therapeutic benefit for soft tissue injuries has only been realised fairly recently.
It works by delivering high energy soundwaves into the painful area ...Read more →
In the 100m final last night, Bolt broke the Olympic record in 9.63 seconds, his second fastest time ever. It would have been the first time in history that the whole field completed the race in under 10 seconds if Asafa Powell had not had to pull up short due to a recurring groin injury.
“It was my old groin injury that reoccurred,” Powell said. “I felt it and it started to go. You never want to get injured, ...Read more →