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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This Simple Test Will Tell You Whether You're at Risk for an ACL Tear

Find out if you're at risk for an ACL tear with the drop jump landing test. Often times as athletes we are only concerned with how high we jump or how...

Prevent Knee Injuries With This Unique Resistance Band Training Method

Resistance bands are frequently used for accommodating resistance in many training programs. Joel Seedman is a great example of how to implement bands...

Teddy Bridgewater Was Spotted Dropping Back and Throwing Passes Again

When Teddy Bridgewater went down in a heap during Minnesota Vikings training camp last summer, the result of a non-contact injury so gruesome it moved...

Understanding Hamstring Injuries and What You Can Do About Them

A gunshot to the leg. That's exactly what it felt like. One moment I was sprinting and the next I was laying on the ground in agony, it literally felt...

Numerous Hand Injuries Have Made Chris Paul More Cautious About Reaching for Steals

Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul has some of the quickest hands in the NBA. The 31-year-old currently leads all active players with 1,892...

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...

4 Strategies That Can Prevent or Cure Tennis Elbow

Preventing and Healing Two Common Spring Sports Injuries: Tennis Elbow and Golf Elbow By Jim Carpentier, CSCS Tennis Elbow and Golf Elbow (inflammation...

Watch Ben Simmons Throw Down Some Big Dunks During Practice

Ben Simmons, the 2016 NBA No. 1 draft pick by the Philadelphia 76ers, has not had the rookie season he hoped for. After injuring his foot during the e...

Why Pro Athletes Are Flocking To An Instrument-Assisted Healing Method Known as The Graston Technique

There's a common saying in the world of sports: the best ability is availability. The quote is widely attributed to Bill Parcells, a legendary form...

The Complete Solution for Fixing Lower-Back Pain

Even the strongest athletes have aches and pains they must deal with. Aches and pains are a byproduct of pushing your body to the limit in the gym a...

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