• Badminton Injuries

    Recent statistics reveal that badminton injuries occur at a rate of roughly 2.9 per 1000 playing hours. This means most committed badminton players will experience injury several times throughout their badminton career. As badminton is not a contact sport, most injuries tend to occur as a result of overuse. The speed and intensity of badminton means that there are a number of rapid and repetitive movements required by the player. Over time, these repeated actions place strain on the tissues and joints, potentially leading to injury.

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    Carl Petersen, BPE, BScPT, talks about badminton and piriformis syndrome.
    Carl Petersen, BPE, BScPT, talks about badminton and piriformis syndrome.
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    Carl Petersen, BPE, BScPT, talks about badminton and hamstring injury.
    Carl Petersen, BPE, BScPT, talks about badminton and hamstring injury.
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    Carl Petersen, BPE, BScPT, talks about badminton and shoulder impingement.
    Carl Petersen, BPE, BScPT, talks about badminton and shoulder impingement.
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    Carl Petersen, BPE, BScPT, discusses badminton and bicep tendonitis.
    Carl Petersen, BPE, BScPT, discusses badminton and bicep tendonitis.
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    Carl Petersen, BPE, BScPT, talks about badminton and clicking wrist.
    Carl Petersen, BPE, BScPT, talks about badminton and clicking wrist.
  • Piriformis Syndrome - Badminton

    In badminton, piriformis syndrome is an injury to the hip that's often associated with the deceleration and lunging motions in the badminton strokes.Piriformis syndrome is characterized by a deep pain in the buttock, it can be on one side or on both. Sometimes there will be pain radiating down the leg if the sciatic nerve is being impinged by the tight piriformis muscle or there may be pins and needles tingling down the leg as well.

                               

    In the inital stages, ps should be treated with the RICE philosophy or principle and that's in the first 24 to 48 hours.

    It's important that the person see their physiotherapist or their physician to get an accurate diagnosis and rule out other problems like low back pain causing the problem. But also to ensure that they're doing proper realignment exercises to help minimize the tension on the piriformis muscle and proper stretches and strengthening exercises to help as well decrease the tension on this deep buttock muscle.
    Once again, the most important thing is to see a qualified physiotherapist and get an accurate diagnosis as to what type you have.Presenter: Mr. Carl Petersen, Physiotherapist, Vancouver, BC

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  • Hamstring Injuries -Badminton

    In badminton, hamstring strains are often an acute strain which occur from the quick accelarations or decelarations that badminton players must do during the strokes. The hamstring strain is probably the most common injury to the thigh. The strain can occur in the mid-belly of the hamstring, or it can occur either lower down where the muscle tendon insertion or it can occur in the insertion up at the ischial tuberosity.

    In dealing with hamstring strains, we want to make sure that we follow the RICE philosophy. We can use certain types of supports, including core shorts or elastic bandages to add compression. We want to then make sure that we are decreasing the amount of scar tissue that's being formed in the muscle belly and in the muscle tendon attachment and that can be done by seeing your physiotherapist and they can give you a variety of exercises as well as treating the area with different modalities to help minimize the severity of a scar. Presenter: Mr. Carl Petersen, Physiotherapist, Vancouver, BC

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  • Shoulder Impingement - Badminton

    Impingement syndrome of the shoulder can be a common injury in badminton due to the overhead nature of the strokes. Impingement syndrome in the shoulder will often be felt in the lateral aspect and it's an inability to raise the arm up without feeling pain in this area of the shoulder. If we look at our model, the head of the humerus has to come up and clear an arch of tissue which is called the acromial arch. If, however, because of poor posture or swelling in the tendons or the bursa it will often become impinged and cause jamming of the shoulder joint.

    If you suspect you've got and mpingement syndrome of the shoulder, you should go see your physiotherapist and they will give you a variety of different exercises and advice about how to better deal with this impingement.   Often seeing a local family physician or a physiotherapist in conjunction with a registered dietitian and athletic therapist is a great option to take control of this condition. Smart Food Now and exercise is also optominal for overall health. Presenter: Mr. Carl Petersen, Physiotherapist, Vancouver, BC

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