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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Anatomy, Treatment and Rehab for a Biceps Tendon Injury

Co-Authored by John D. Idoine III, D.O. and  Yousef Shishani, MD  Shoulder pain from an injury to the long head of the biceps tendon (LHBT) i...

The Lowdown on Head Injuries in Sports—and How to Prevent Them

The current influx in concussions and head injuries in sports is growing to epidemic proportions. Much of which is a lack in player safety education...

A 5-Step Plan to Reduce Youth Sports Injuries

With youth sports participation rates at an all-time high, it stands to reason that injuries are also on the rise. However, the number of sports injures...

Training the Posterior Oblique Sling for Power, Speed and Performance

Human movement is entirely dependent on the Posterior Oblique Sling. Without it you don't move! Period. Safe to say it's an important pattern to train...

Reducing Concussion Risk in Youth Athletes

Football is a tough game, played by strong human beings, who are successful when they impose their will on another. The nature of the 21st century...

Are We Doing Enough? Tips to Reduce Women's Basketball Injuries

As coaches, we push our athletes to always give their best effort. We're trained to demand 110 percent of them. And most of us are quick to say we p...

What it Takes to Recover From an Achilles Injury

One injury that consistently makes athletes cringe is an Achilles tear—and rightfully so. Achilles injuries are no joke. Just ask Kobe Bryant fo...

Why Shoulder Injury Prevention Programs Are Failing

With the competitive baseball season now officially underway, it's a safe bet that many athletes are looking to keep their bodies healthy so they ...

How ACL Injuries Are Detected on the Field

You see an athlete go down and clutch his knee. The sports medicine staff sprints out and immediately begins assessing the situation, grabbing, bend...

6 Best Rotator Cuff Exercises For Young Baseball Players

One of the biggest problems I see in young baseball players is a lack of rotator cuff strength, which can leave their shoulders more susceptible to ...