injuries are loosely defined as musculoskeletal ( muscle and bone ) injuries
that occur through some activity. Many sports became known for participants
gettting the same injury ( ie. "tennis elbow", "runner's shin splints" and many
others) but these same problems are found in many people with the majority of
them occuring outside the sport they are named for.
injuries occur from work, accident or any type of overuse.
In sports medicine patients are usually strongly motivated to get better so
they can resume the game. Sports medicine also concerns itself with preventative
medicine including supplements, anabolis steroids ( not to be confused with
corticicosteroids or "cortisone shots"), as well as other medical problems that
occur inathetes like everyone else. Sports medicine it can be argued is simply
good medicine applied to active individuals.
On our website we will discuss some common concerns related to specific injuries
(links to shoulder,
and elbow) as well as
other topics ( links to hypothermia, hyperthermia, rave dance safety including
information on common drugs found there, and scuba diving), We also are finishing
a study on Ultimate frisbee injuries and will put followups to that here. We
are also developing a calendar for local amateur events for various charities.
We expect this to grow soon as we can get more sporting groups to give us their
schedules so that they can be integrated into one main timetable. Lastly we
are planning to have links to sports medicine clinics in Manitoba but are still
waiting for those clinics to send us more information.