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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Ben Simmons Is Back in the Gym Less Than Two Weeks After Foot Surgery

Less than two weeks after undergoing successful surgery to repair what's being called an acute Jones fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right...

5 Simple Knee Injury Prevention Exercises

It's easy to take your knees for granted. They support your entire body and allow you to take thousands of steps every day. For athletes, they withsta...

Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher Rich Hill Uses a Pretty Gross Technique to Heal His Blisters

When you're a pitcher, developing a blister on your throwing hand can be completely debilitating. That's been the case for Los Angeles Dodgers sta...

Fix Common Knee Pain With This Exercise

Patellar tendon pain (tendinopathy) tends to be one of the most common injuries in regular gym goers when it comes to knee pain. Patellar tendinopathy...

Sports Hernias: What You Need to Know

When it comes to athletic injuries, the mind imagines broken bones and torn tendons. Yet one of the more common injuries I see in my practice as a...

A New Type of ACL Surgery Could Have Athletes Back on the Field Faster Than Ever

For as long as sports have been played, a torn ACL has been a season-ending injury. A full recovery typically takes six to nine months, and countl...

The Hidden Pitch Count That's Causing Tommy John Surgeries

The possibility of needing Tommy John surgery is a dark cloud that hangs over baseball players, especially pitchers and catchers. Some wonder when, ...

Study Discovers a Drastic Increase in Soccer-Related Injuries

A new study published in the Journal of Pediatrics documents an alarming increase in soccer-related injuries. In a 24-year period from 1990 to 2014...

Build Strong Hamstrings to Avoid Pulls and Strains

Explosive athletes, or those that participate in sports requiring short burst sprints, like football or track, are usually the most susceptible to...

How Kentucky Basketball Players Stay Healthy During the Season

All off season athletes are put through rigorous training sessions, from lifting big heavy weights to running at high end speeds over and over for long...

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