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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Russell Wilson's Superfast Recovery From a Badly Sprained Ankle and MCL Strain Involved Staying Up All Night

After taking down the New England Patriots on Sunday night, the Seattle Seahawks sit at 6-2 and occupy first place in the NFC West. Normally, that sta...

3 Off-Ice Exercises to Prevent Hockey Hip Injuries

Research has shown that over 90% of recorded groin and abdominal strain injuries in the NHL occur in non-contact situations. Even worse, the amount of...

5 Strategies Athletes Can Use to Prevent Groin Strains

Have you ever found yourself frustrated or wondering why all of your favorite team's defensive backs are sidelined with groin injuries? Or upset because...

The Signs of a Torn Meniscus and How to Fix It

The knee is an incredible joint. It can straighten and bend while supporting your body weight—or more if you're lifting weight—and handle the stre...

Take a Cue from Super Bowl MVP Von Miller to Play with More Confidence

Von Miller runs while protected by the Zamst ZK-7 knee brace. When do you perform better—when you feel calm, focused and confident, or when you ...

Could This Futuristic Football Helmet Stem the Concussion Epidemic?

Chiming Huang had a theory. In 2012, as a part of a graduate research project, Huang and a few colleagues were attempting to understand the effects t...

5 Warning Signs That You Have a Back Injury

Pro CrossFit is an amazing thing to watch. People with what look like superhuman bodies perform lifts and feats that defy the imagination. It requires...

How Elite CrossFitters are Using Stem Cell Therapy to Repair Injuries

Multiple meniscus tears, herniated discs, sciatica in the leg and ankle, shoulder injuries—Matt Chan has run the gamut when it comes to fitness-related...

Indians 2B Jason Kipnis is Planning to Play on This Horribly Sprained Ankle [Photo]

Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis has an important event to attend on Tuesday night: Game 1 of the 2016 World Series. There's a slight...

Scaphoid Fractures: How They Happen, Signs You Have One, and How To Treat It

The scaphoid bone is one of eight carpal bones in the wrist. It is situated on the thumb side of the hand and wrist connecting the two rows of carpal ...

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