Sports Injuries Articles

Athletes in all sports risk injury, whether from contact in the sport or from overuse. The most frequent sports injuries are sprains (injuries to ligaments, which connect bones together) and strains (injury to tendons, which connect muscles to bones). These are caused when abnormal stress is placed on tendons, joints, bones and muscles. Other injuries include pulled muscles and, more rarely, broken bones. General guidelines to reduce the risk of injury include taking time off between seasons, taking breaks during practices, wearing the right gear, strengthening your muscles, increasing flexibility, playing safely, stopping when you feel pain and avoiding heat injury. Find out how to remain injury-free with advice and suggestions from the nation's elite coaches and athletes.

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Preventing Collegiate Arthritis

When college-age people come to see me with severely damaged joints, it's a challenge. High school kids with the same issues are depressing. There are...

Don't Let Your Injury Keep You From Working Out

Progression and RegressionFundamental human movement patterns are engrained in us all from the time we are born. Throughout our early years, we learn ...

Reduce Injuries by Managing Your Risk Exposure Time

The increasing number of injuries in all sports for all ages begs the question: Is the risk worth it? Can the risks be decreased? How do we increase t...

4 Ways to Prevent Hockey Hamstring Injuries

I am a firm believer that hockey players need to become more athletic off the ice to help their progress on the ice. If you were to take two hockey...

Why Strengthening Your Core May Not Help Your Back Pain

"You have a weak core, that's why you have back pain." This is a statement that gets thrown around within the medical and exercise communities without...

What is a Stinger and How to Treat It

You hear it all the time while watching NFL games, and it's said so nonchalantly: "Player X is on the sidelines after that play, but it looks he ...

Debunking Common Post-Pitching Treatments

During the midst of this global pandemic, it is easy to become complacent; it is okay to feel anger, frustration, and sadness. I feel those emotions, ...

Preventing Soccer-Related Groin Injuries

If you play soccer, your risk of groin injury is relatively high, as studies show that more than half of all soccer players injure this area during th...

Tips for Relieving a Stiff Neck

Tips for Relieving Neck Stiffness from Sports, Exercise, or Other Causes By Jim Carpentier, CSCS Affecting athletes and non-athletes alike, awakening...

How to Deal With Common Baseball Injuries

Baseball Injury Season For Hands, Wrists, Elbows Injuries are part of the game. Playing through pain so that you don't have to leave the lineup is a...

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