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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An Athlete's Guide to Stress Fractures

There's hardly a competitive athlete out there who's never suffered a stress fracture and that goes double for female athletes. But what's the deal with...

3 Exercises to Recover From a Sports Hernia

A sports hernia refers to a muscle or tendon injury in your lower abdominal or groin region. It's a painful injury frequently affecting athletes in sp...

Try the Couch Stretch for Tight Quads

As an athlete, you use your quads a lot. They're active every time you sprint, change directions, jump up for a ball, lunge or squat. Combined with ou...

3 Strategies for Preventing Common Soccer Injuries

Your average soccer player spends hours honing their craft on the field - developing their touch, bending free kicks in to the upper 90, and running...

How to Deal With Common Baseball Injuries

Baseball Injury Season For Hands, Wrists, Elbows Injuries are part of the game. Playing through pain so that you don't have to leave the lineup is a...

Myles Garrett Quells Health Concerns by Leg Pressing an Absurd Amount of Weight

A sprained foot caused Myles Garrett to miss some time during the Cleveland Browns' recent OTAs. The good news is that he appears to be doing just ...

A College Basketball Player's Inspiring First-Hand Account of His ACL Injury, Rehabilitation and Return to the Court

Going into my senior year of high school I had just completed a grueling summer of basketball filled with camps, workouts, lifts, practices and AAU to...

2 Strategies for Preventing and Diagnosing Overtraining

In the demanding world of athletics, injuries and lengthy recovery times are often unavoidable. How, then, can the aspiring athlete minimize the time...

This Simple Neck Stretch Will Cure Stinger Symptoms Like Hand and Arm Numbness

As someone who has experienced intermittent hand numbness, I can say that it can be a bit alarming. When I first noticed the numbness, I immediately s...

2 Piriformis Exercises to Alleviate Glute and Leg Pain

Piriformis Exercises to Alleviate Pain Todd Sabol, MS, AT Have you ever felt a nagging pain near the top or middle of your glute that either feels...

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