The many excellent books and journals published in recent years bear testimony to progress in the field of sports medicine during the past decade. Closer inspection o f these texts, however, reveals a dearth of literature on the psychological dimensions o f the rehabilitation of injured sportsmen.
Reviews of sporting injuries have tended to concentrate on contact sports, with reports and research on cricket injuries receiving little attention, mainly being conducted as part of other analysis and being published in medical journals. This has resulted in the majority of cricket administrators, coaches and players not being aware of the nature, incidence, cause and risk factors associated with playing a game that is demanding more physical output than previously. It was for this reason that a review of cricket injuries was conducted.
Eggs, and therefore dietary cholesterol, play an important role in the diets of many athletes. Especially weight training athletes are prone to supplement their diets with eggs in order to increase the protein content of the diet.
The treatment of soft tissue injuries by deep transverse frictions (DTF) has been looked upon by various medical practitioners with a certain degree of circumspect. Although most physiotherapists and a few physicians stringently advocate its use, there are still those who are ignorant to its benefits. This paper attempts to bring to attention the expediency of DTF by providing a short overview of how the technique achieves its curative effect.