Sports Injuries Videos

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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STACK Sports Health: Why Athletes Should Consider Getting a Massage

Physical therapist Matt Stevens explains why and when athletes should get a sports massage.

STACK Sports Health: Why You Should See a Physical Therapist

Dr. Matt Stevens explains why athletes should consider seeing a physical therapist.

STACK Sports Health: How to Treat Minor Sports Injuries on Your Own

Dr. Matt Stevens explains how athletes can treat minor injuries on their own.

STACK Sports Health: How to Rehab a Groin Pull

Dr. Matt Stevens provides a three-exercise strategy to rehab a groin injury.

STACK Sports Health: How to Treat a Stinger

Learn a five-step process that will help athletes recover from stinger injuries faster.

STACK Sports Health: Stretch Before Bedtime to Recover Faster

This 10-minute routine will improve your flexibility and help you get a better night's sleep.

STACK Sports Health: How to Fix a Jammed Finger

Dr. Matt Stevens provides two simple strategies for treating jammed fingers.

STACK Sports Health: How to Rehab a Sports Hernia

Learn what a sports hernia is and what to do if you suffer one.

STACK Sports Health: The Best Stretches for Tight Quads

Use the Couch Stretch to relieve tight quads and fix hip mobility.

STACK Sports Health: Is It Safe to Let Your Knees Go Past Your Toes When Squatting?

Dr. Matt Stevens discusses the role foot position plays when performing a proper Squat.

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