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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3 Reasons Why You Should Consider Seeing a Physical Therapist

Physical therapists are the rehab pros. They're the ones who help you make the transition from the doctor's office to the playing field, ensuring that...

Prevent ACL Injuries in Women's Basketball with a Two-Step Deceleration Drill

There are several reasons why a female basketball player has a 50 percent greater likelihood of suffering a non-contact Anterior Cruciate Ligament (AC...

The Mental Side of Recovering From an Injury

"Psychological effects of injury and return to sport": Mr. David M. Clancy, Sports Physiotherapist As a sports medicine physiotherapist clinician I...

What to Do Immediately Following a Sports Injury

If you play sports, you will sustain some bumps and bruises. It's the inevitable consequence of competing and pushing your body to its limits. And ...

3 Exercises to Rehab a Groin Pull

A twist to the right, a sharp turn  or a pivot could set you up to score—or mess up your groin. Ranging from mild strains to sports-induced hernias...

Does Cupping Therapy Actually Work?

Effectiveness of Cupping of post-exercise soreness and movement restoration Though Cupping Therapyh has just recently gained popularity in the world of...

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 ...

7 Lessons Learned After Rehabbing and Training Through a Shoulder Injury

All was going perfectly. I had committed to improving my Bench Press for the first time in years. It's always been my weakest lift, so I was thrilled ...

How to Prevent a Pulled Hamstring

You're sprinting like you normally do in a game, practice or workout. You reach your top speed, and suddenly you feel like someone stabbed you in the ...

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...

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