Submersion injuries are also known as drowning injuries that occur when one is submersed in liquid that then blocks the airway and prevents normal breathing. If breathing becomes difficult, this can cause problems with the brain and heart receiving oxygen from the blood. The most important thing to remember is prevention.
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Why does my ankle snap?
There are two major tendons on the outside (lateral) portion of the leg. They are the peroneus brevis and longus. They run through a sheath that keeps them locked into place. If this sheath becomes damaged, the tendons can snap out of place and then return to their original resting spot.
Popping and snapping can be caused by a few different problems. It could be soft tissue (most likely a tendon, ligament, or muscle) that has been damaged or injured in some way and has become larger than the space around it allows. This could cause it to rub up against a bone, producing the snapping or popping sound you hear.
It could also be articular cartilage that has become torn up or has broken off completely from the bone. Articular cartilage acts like the brake pads in your car, except it’s for bones. It protects bones from rubbing on each other, and over time can become worn down, or even damaged. If the articular cartilage catches on the bone or breaks away and is stuck between two bones, it could cause a snap or pop to be heard along with a feeling of catching, locking, or giving way. Generally, popping and snapping is not normal, and it may be necessary to visit a physician or orthopedist who can help you figure out what the problem is and how to treat it. (This answer provided for NATA by the Eastern University Athletic Training Education Program)
What causes spine extension problems?
Rick Olderman, Physical Therapy, answeredPeople with extension problems have spines that extend very well. In fact, they extend so well that their spines are almost stuck in that position. In other words, they have a difficult time flattening or flexing the spine.
The physical manifestation of spine extension problems could be bulging disks, facet syndrome, spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal due to encroachment of bone), spondylolisthesis (small fracture in the spine causing the vertebrae to slip forward), osteoarthritis, and other diagnoses. But the roots of these issues typically relate back to a repeated movement dysfunction where the vertebrae extend too much or are not sufficiently countered by the abdominal muscles.
Find out more about this book:Fixing You: Back Pain: Self-Treatment for Sciatica, Bulging and Herniated Disks, Stenosis, Degenerative Disks, and other diagnoses.
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