The Anatomy of Sports Injuries, Second Edition: Your Illustrated Guide to Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment

The Anatomy of Sports Injuries, Second Edition: Your Illustrated Guide to Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment

by Brad Walker

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Overview

For anyone who plays sports and is looking to facilitate recovery or prevent injuries

Everyone who plays sports experiences injuries. Many people never fully recover because they're not aware of what they can do to facilitate recovery. But there's no need to simply resign yourself to "living with" a sports injury. In The Anatomy of Sports Injuries, author Brad Walker brings years of expertise—he works with elite-level and world-champion athletes, and lectures on injury prevention—to this how-to guide. The book takes a fundamental approach, bringing you inside the body to show exactly what is happening when a sports injury occurs. At the heart of The Anatomy of Sports Injuries are 350 images. This second edition includes updated illustrations and more anatomical information and is for every sports player or fitness enthusiast who has been injured and would like to know what the injury involves, how to rehabilitate the area, and how to prevent complications or injury in the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781623172831
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 09/04/2018
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 341,022
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

BRAD WALKER is a health science graduate of the University of New England and has postgraduate accreditations in athletics, swimming, and triathlon coaching. He has coached elite level and world champion athletes from sports as diverse as triathlon, motorcycle racing, rollerskating, squash, and baseball and has lectured extensively on sports injury prevention and rehabilitation. Walker is an authority on stretching and flexibility, having written more books and articles on on the subjects than any other author. His work has been featured on About.com, Athletes.com, BodyBuilding.com as well as Runners World, Bicycling, Triathlete, Swimming and Fitness, and Triathlon Sports. He is founder and CEO of the Stretching Institute and StretchCoach.com, Director of Education for StretchLab, and author of The Anatomy of Stretching and The Anatomy of Sports Injuries.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Anatomical Directions 9

Chapter 1 Explanation of Sports Injury 11

What Constitutes a Sports Injury? 11

What is Affected in a Sports Injury? 11

Is the Sports Injury Acute or Chronic? 18

How Are Sports Injuries Classified? 19

How Are Sprain and Strain Injuries Classified? 19

Chapter 2 Sports Injury Prevention 21

Introduction to Sports Injury Prevention 21

Warm-up 21

Cool-down 23

The FITT Principle 25

Overtraining 27

Fitness and Skill Development 28

Stretching and Flexibility 37

Facilities, Rules and Protective Devices 44

Chapter 3 Sports Injury Treatment and Rehabilitation 45

Introduction to Sports Injury Management 45

Regaining the Fitness Components 49

Chapter 4 Sports Injuries of the Skin 53

001 Cuts, Abrasions, Chafing 55

002 Sunburn 56

003 Frostbite 57

004 Athlete's Foot (Tinea Pedis) 58

005 Blisters 59

006 Corns, Calluses, Plantar Warts (Verrucae) 60

Chapter 5 Sports Injuries of the Head and Neck 61

Acute

007 Head Concussion, Contusion, Haemorrhage, Fracture 66

008 Neck Strain, Fracture, Contusion 67

009 Cervical Nerve Stretch Syndrome 68

010 Whiplash (Neck Strain) 69

011 Wryneck (Torticollis) 70

012 Cervical Disc Injury (Acute Cervical Disc Disease) 71

013 Pinched Nerve (Cervical Radiculitis) 72

014 Spur Formation (Cervical Spondylosis) 73

015 Teeth 74

016 Eye 75

017 Ear 76

018 Nose 77

Rehabilitation Exercises 78

Chapter 6 Sports Injuries of the Hand and Fingers 81

Acute

019 Metacarpal Fractures 83

020 Thumb Sprain (Ulnar Collateral Ligament) 84

021 Mallet Finger (Long Extensor Tendon) 85

022 Finger Sprain 86

023 Finger Dislocation 87

Chronic

024 Hand/Finger Tendinitis 88

Rehabilitation Exercises 89

Chapter 7 Sports Injuries of the Wrist and Forearm 91

Acute

025 Wrist and Forearm Fracture 94

026 Wrist Sprain 95

027 Wrist Dislocation 96

Chronic

028 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 97

029 Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome 98

030 Wrist Ganglion Cyst 99

031 Wrist Tendinitis 100

Rehabilitation Exercises 101

Chapter 8 Sports Injuries of the Elbow 103

Acute

032 Elbow Fracture 106

033 Elbow Sprain 107

034 Elbow Dislocation 108

035 Triceps Brachii Tendon Rupture 109

Chronic

036 Tennis Elbow 110

037 Goiter's Elbow 111

038 Thrower's Elbow 112

039 Elbow Bursitis 113

Rehabilitation Exercises 114

Chapter 9 Sports Injuries of the Shoulder and Upper Arm 117

Acute

040 Fracture (Collarbone, Humerus) 120

041 Dislocation of the Shoulder 121

042 Shoulder Subluxation 122

043 Acromioclavicular Separation 123

044 Sternoclavicular Separation 124

045 Biceps Brachii Tendon Rupture 125

046 Biceps Brachii Bruise 126

047 Muscle Strain (Biceps Brachii, Chest) 127

Chronic

048 Subacromial Impingement 128

049 Rotator Cuff Tendinitis 129

050 Shoulder Bursitis 130

051 Bicipital Tendinitis 131

052 Pectoral Muscle Insertion Inflammation 132

053 Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis) 133

Rehabilitation Exercises 134

Chapter 10 Sports Injuries of the Back and Spine 137

Acute

054 Muscle Strain of the Back 140

055 Ligament Sprain of the Back 141

056 Thoracic Contusion 142

Chronic

057 Disc Prolapse 143

058 Disc Bulge 144

059 Stress Fracture of the Vertebra 145

Rehabilitation Exercises 146

Chapter 11 Sports Injuries of the Chest and Abdomen 149

Acute

060 Broken (Fractured) Ribs 152

061 Flail Chest 153

062 Abdominal Muscle Strain 155

Rehabilitation Exercises 156

Chapter 12 Sports Injuries of the Hips, Pelvis and Groin 159

Acute

063 Hip Flexor Strain 162

064 Hip Pointer 163

065 Avulsion Fracture 164

066 Groin Strain 165

Chronic

067 Osteitis Pubis 166

068 Stress Fracture 167

069 Piriformis Syndrome 168

070 Iliopsoas Tendinitis 169

071 Tendinitis of the Adductor Muscles 170

072 Snapping Hip Syndrome 171

073 Trochanteric Bursitis 172

Rehabilitation Exercises 173

Chapter 13 Sports Injuries of the Hamstrings and Quadriceps 175

Acute

074 Femoral Fracture 177

075 Quadriceps Strain 178

076 Hamstring Strain 179

077 Thigh Bruise (Contusion) 180

Chronic

078 Iliotibial Band Syndrome 181

079 Quadriceps Tendinitis 182

Rehabilitation Exercises 183

Chapter 14 Sports Injuries of the Knee 185

Acute

080 Medial Collateral Ligament Sprain 188

081 Anterior Cruciate Ligament Sprain 189

082 Meniscus Tear 190

Chronic

083 Bursitis 191

084 Inflammation of the Synovial Plica 192

085 Osgood-Schlatter Disease 193

086 Osteochondritis Dissecans 194

087 Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome 195

088 Patellar Tendinitis (Jumper's Knee) 196

089 Chondromalacia Patellae (Runner's Knee) 197

090 Patellar Dislocation 198

Rehabilitation Exercises 199

Chapter 15 Sports Injuries of the Shin and Calf 201

Acute

091 Fractures (Tibia, Fibula) 203

092 Calf Strain 204

093 Achilles Tendon Strain 205

Chronic

094 Achilles Tendinitis 206

095 Medial Tibial Pain Syndrome (Shin Splints) 207

096 Stress Fracture 208

097 Anterior Compartment Syndrome 209

Rehabilitation Exercises 210

Chapter 16 Sports Injuries of the Ankle 213

Acute

098 Ankle Fracture 216

099 Ankle Sprain 217

Chronic

100 Tibialis Posterior Tendinitis 218

101 Peroneal Tendon Subluxation 219

102 Peroneal Tendinitis 220

103 Osteochondritis Dissecans 221

104 Supination 222

105 Pronation 223

Rehabilitation Exercises 224

Chapter 17 Sports Injuries of the Foot 227

Acute

106 Fracture of the Foot 231

Chronic

107 Retrocalcaneal Bursitis 232

108 Stress Fracture 233

109 Flexor and Extensor Tendinitis 234

110 Morton's Neuroma 235

111 Sesamoiditis 236

112 Bunions 237

113 Hammer Toe 238

114 Turf Toe 239

115 Flat Feet (Pes Planus) 240

116 Claw Foot (Pes Cavus) 241

117 Plantar Fasciitis 242

118 Heel Spur 243

119 Black Nail (Subungual Haematoma) 244

120 Ingrown Toenail 245

Rehabilitation Exercises 246

Glossary of Terms 247

Resources 251

Index 252

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