Injury Recovery Articles

No athlete wants to be injured, but if you suffer a setback, it's crucial that you approach recovery the right way. We've got tips on how to rehab an injury, supplements you can take to speed the process, and motivational quotes and tips from pros who have suffered through their own injuries. Don't just sit on the sideline—let STACK help prepare you to get back in the game.

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Crucial Steps Injured Athletes Often Overlook as They Rush Back to Action

Return-to-sport protocols are integral in ensuring athletes are healthy and capable of safely performing at the highest level. Sports medicine staf...

Just Tore Your ACL? Do These 4 Things Before Surgery

The period after an ACL injury can be a difficult time. While your mind is full of questions as to your future in sport or what procedure to underg...

The NBA Is Considering a Short Season. Here's Why it Makes Sense

"Load Management." The Toronto Raptors and Kawhi Leonard should take a page from Pat Riley's book and trademark this term, as they took it from an ...

4 Ways to Continue Training Hard With an Upper-Body Injury

Injuries happen. If you play hard and train hard, chances are you'll sustain an injury at some point. "No risk, no reward," as they say. And while inj...

What Is 'Load Management' and Why Does it Matter for Athletes?

Fans, coaches and developing athletes throughout the world now have yet another term to tackle and decipher: load management. Throughout this NBA s...

Why Seeing a Physical Therapist—Even if You Don't Think You're Injured—Can Make You a Better Athlete

If you've ever played a sport or engaged in serious strength training, odds are good that you've been injured at one point or another. The trauma c...

Study: Traditional 'Pitch Counts' Aren't Doing Enough to Help High School Pitchers

Too many pitches can be bad news for a young pitcher's arm and shoulder health. That's why pitch counts have become a trusted way to guard against ...

Why the Traditional Procedure for a Torn Meniscus Can Lead to a Lifetime of Pain (And The Smarter Approach Pro Athletes Favor)

Your meniscus is important. Two pads of cartilage wedged between your shin and thigh bones, the meniscus works to absorb shock, distribute load and...

Eliminate Ankle Sprains With This 3-Minute Daily Routine

The frustration and pain of spraining an ankle is very personal to me. I've sprained each ankle at least 20 times (I kid you not). Since becoming a Do...

Trust the Process: 5 Things to Keep in Mind When Recovering From an Injury

Recently, I had to get surgery on a torn labrum in my shoulder. My doctor told me recovery time was four to six weeks with a sling, followed by two to...

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