June 2014 Sports Knee Injuries, Voltaren Novartis Celebrating 40years at JW Marriott Marquis Dubai-D
Sports Knee Injuries – Dr. William Murrell
Dr. William Murrell invited to talk about Sports Knee Injuries at the Voltaren’s 40th year celebration presented by Novartis. The event hosted by MBC was held at the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, UAE. Other distinguished speakers invited for the event was Dr. Vishwas Chhabra, and Dr. Humeira Badsha consultant rheumatologist at Dr. Humeira Badsha Medical Center.
Knee injuries comprise about 55% of all sports injuries and approximately one-fourth of all problems treated by orthopedic surgeons. Although torn ligaments and cartilage are the most common injuries, many knee problems are grouped into the category of “runner’s knee,” which includes a variety of aches and pains related to the kneecap.
Runners are not the only victims of such injuries; they also strike cyclists, swimmers, people who practice step aerobics, and football, basketball, and volleyball players. Runner’s knee occurs when overuse leads to irritation of the tendon below the kneecap or when the region underneath the kneecap is worn or afflicted with arthritis.
Prevention: Replace shoes and insoles regularly; choose a softer running surface such as an indoor track rather than hard pavement; strengthen your quadriceps through weight training; take more rest days between workouts; and cross train to prevent overuse.
Rehab Tips: If you injure your knee, don’t exercise for at least two days and take an anti-inflammatory medication. When you resume your workout, make sure to warm up properly and apply ice to your knee for about 20 minutes afterward.