Research has shown that women have a higher incidence of ACL tears than men. There are many different factors that play a role: bone anatomy, hormones, decreased hamstring strength, and smaller cross-sectional area of the ACL.
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Often misdiagnosed as Achilles tendinitis (inflammation of the Achilles tendon), Achilles tendinosis is the degeneration of the tendon with microtears due to overuse of the tissue. No inflammation is present in the tendon.
Of the many injuries physical therapists see each year, hamstring strains are notorious for being stubborn to heal. They are frustrating for both patient and therapist, as they often reappear many times in one's sporting life, especially in those sports requiring sprinting, jumping and kicking.
When treating ACL injuries, I often find that many people, especially new grads and some speakers, forget to treat ALL of the issues. In your future treatments, don't forget "the core" as it plays a big part in. . .
In an effort to combat the decreasing fitness levels of incoming recruits, Army training facilities are adopting a new training regimen that includes yoga, Pilate's, and more functional strength training.