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Monday, May 08, 2006

Protecting your knees

Interesting - and even important - post this which raises the question of the number of knee injuries girls and women get, not just in rugby (though this is from a women's rugby blog), but in all sport - and the fact that you are much more prone to such injuries than male athletes are.

Its not even just a contact sport issue - women cricketers (especially bowlers) are also much more likely to suffer career ending knee injuries than men.

Apparently its due to a combination of both physiological and lifestyle differences (including footwear, etc.) - which is intersting as a similar issue came up at regonal trials over muscular strains in the leg and back which can be caused by the wrong sort of socks.

The above post includes various links to websites that give advice on the subject. Although aimed at adults (ie. you should not be doing the weight training some links mention yet anyway) its worth a look.

Its certainly worth bearing any of the advice in mind while you still have healthy knees.

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