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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Study Discovers a Drastic Increase in Soccer-Related Injuries

A new study published in the Journal of Pediatrics documents an alarming increase in soccer-related injuries. In a 24-year period from 1990 to 2014...

Build Strong Hamstrings to Avoid Pulls and Strains

Explosive athletes, or those that participate in sports requiring short burst sprints, like football or track, are usually the most susceptible to...

How Kentucky Basketball Players Stay Healthy During the Season

All off season athletes are put through rigorous training sessions, from lifting big heavy weights to running at high end speeds over and over for long...

An Athlete's Guide to OTC Pain Relievers

Pain is part of being an athlete. From the bumps and bruises that occur during competition to the standard soreness that accompanies weight roo...

Grizzlies Center Marc Gasol Has Been Using Futuristic Rehab Methods to Come Back From Injury

A foot injury might not sound as bad as a knee injury, but a lingering foot problem can end an NBA player's career. Former NBA center Yao Ming reti...

Why Chris Harris Jr. Says Suffering a Torn ACL Made Him Better

On January 12, 2014, at the AFC Divisional Playoff game between the Denver Broncos and the San Diego Chargers at Mile High Stadium, Chris Harris J...

Kyrie Irving: 'Those Days Where You're Knocked Down and By Yourself, Those Define You'

It's certainly possible for an athlete to come back from a devastating injury stronger and better than before. Paul George and Kyrie Irving—t...

Study Reveals a Shocking Increase in Concussion Rates

A recent study found that concussions in children and young adults younger than 22 years old rose by 500 percent between 2000 to 2014. Yes, you read...

The Strange Shoulder Injury That is Sidelining MLB Pitchers

Matt Harvey, All-Star pitcher for the New York Mets, recently announced that he will undergo season-ending surgery. The culprit? Thoracic Outlet Syndr...

How Stem Cell Therapy Can Repair an ACL Tear Without Surgery

One of the more astounding things I've seen stem cells do in my decade long use of the orthobiologic is heal ACL tears that should have needed surgery....

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