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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4 Sprained Ankle Rehab Exercises

A sprained ankle is one of the most common sports injuries. In fact, many athletes have sprained their ankle at one point or another in their careers,...

The 7 Most Common Injuries in Sports and Training (and How to Avoid Them)

Sports and recreation are good ways to have fun while working out and staying in shape, but all it takes is one injury to keep you on the bench...

Why We've Been Dealing With Injuries Wrong for 4 Decades

1978 – a year in which average gas price was $0.63, Jimmy Carter was president of the United States, Kobe Bryant was born and Pete Rose hit his 3000th...

How to Fix a Jammed Finger

A jammed finger is a common injury that frequently affects athletes who regularly catch balls, but it can happen to anyone—even in the comfort of yo...

The Best Type of ACL Graft

I wish I could present a one word article that simple said which ACL graft is best, but as with most things in the science world, the answer is more...

A Simple Strategy for Rehabbing a Shoulder Injury

The shoulder girdle is a multifaceted, intricate joint that houses extreme amounts of responsibility in our daily function. This responsibility is...

The 100-Year-Old Concussion Protection Technique That's Making a Comeback

There's no silver bullet for detecting concussions, nevermind preventing them. Researchers have developed advanced technologies and concussion ...

An Athlete's Guide to Stress Fractures

There's hardly a competitive athlete out there who's never suffered a stress fracture and that goes double for female athletes. But what's the deal with...

3 Exercises to Recover From a Sports Hernia

A sports hernia refers to a muscle or tendon injury in your lower abdominal or groin region. It's a painful injury frequently affecting athletes in sp...

Try the Couch Stretch for Tight Quads

As an athlete, you use your quads a lot. They're active every time you sprint, change directions, jump up for a ball, lunge or squat. Combined with ou...

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