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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Kevin Durant Has Been Shooting From a Chair Since His Knee Injury

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant recently went down with a debilitating knee injury. In a game against the Washington Wizards on Feb. 28, te...

All-Pro Safety Earl Thomas Is Running Again Three Months After Breaking His Leg

When Earl Thomas broke his left tibia attempting to break up a pass against the Carolina Panthers in Week 13 of the 2016 NFL season, he was so devasta...

How to Foam Roll Your Shoulders to Relieve Pain and Improve Range of Motion

Many athletes foam roll their lower bodies, but neglect the upper half. (Learn how to foam roll your upper back.) That's a missed opportunity because ...

How Concussions Increase ACL Injury Rates

Yes–athletes who have had a concussion are experiencing more lower-body injuries, which includes the dreaded ACL tear. But why? How can a brain injury...

Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith Said He's Running a '4.5 40-Yard Dash' a Year After His Brutal Knee Injury

After missing his entire rookie season due to a severe knee injury, Jaylon Smith is looking good. Really good. The 21-year-old Dallas Cowboy...

Terrelle Pryor Is Catching Passes Less Than a Week After Having a Cast Removed From His Hand

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor was a bright spot for the franchise last season. Though the team went 1-15, Pryor led the Browns in rece...

Pro-Bowl RB David Johnson's Knee Looks Healthy as He Explosively Jumps Out of a Pool

Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson has emerged as one of the best running backs in the NFL. The All-Pro back finished the season ranked sev...

New Tommy John Surgery Alternative Has Potential to Cut Rehab Time in Half

Elbow pain is a pitcher's worst nightmare. Why? It could mean that you are out for an entire season or more recovering from Tommy John surgery. Tommy...

12 Dynamic Mobility Exercises That Alleviate Tight Muscles and Prevent Injuries

A Dozen Sports and Exercise Performance-Boosting/Injury-Preventive Dynamic Warm-Up Movements By Jim Carpentier, CSCS Perhaps the most important part of...

Why You Shouldn't Ignore Chronic Back Pain

Experiencing a little back pain after your last few workouts? You may have pulled a muscle or just pushed a little too hard during those last few reps,...

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