Soft tissue injuries of the shoulder joint in sportsmen are common. A condition that seems to be infrequently diagnosed by medical practitioners (yet well recognised by physiotherapists) is that of long head of biceps tendinitis. The signs and symptoms for this extremely common condition are presented.
Questionnaires were sent to the first team players and coaches of the seven best hockey schools | in the Griqualand West and Southern Transvaal regions during the 1990 South African Schools hockey season. Fifty percent of the players (n = 157) had sustained injuries as a result of hockey during their hockey careers. The most prevalent injuries were ankle injuries (27%), knee injuries (15%) and lower leg overuse injuries (8,5%).
At the Comrades Marathon uprun this year, 9 Elastoplast stations were manned by 120 physiotherapists under the banner of the Natal Sports Interest Group of the South African Society of Physiotherapy. These helpers consisted of practising Natal physiotherapists, physiotherapy students from the University of Durban-Westville, final year physiotherapy students from Wits University and two physiotherapists from Northern Transvaal.
This paper discusses the injuries which were encountered during the two tours by the South African Cricket Team to the World Cup and the Caribbean Islands. The anatomical site most at risk was the lower limb and the structures most commonly injured were the bones / joints and the muscles. Fielding, batting and bowling all contributed towards injury. The purpose of this paper is thus to report on the injuries which were encountered at the World Cup tournament and during the subsequent tour to the Caribbean.