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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Why Strengthening Your Core May Not Help Your Back Pain

"You have a weak core, that's why you have back pain." This is a statement that gets thrown around within the medical and exercise communities without...

What is a Stinger and How to Treat It

You hear it all the time while watching NFL games, and it's said so nonchalantly: "Player X is on the sidelines after that play, but it looks he ...

Debunking Common Post-Pitching Treatments

During the midst of this global pandemic, it is easy to become complacent; it is okay to feel anger, frustration, and sadness. I feel those emotions, ...

Preventing Soccer-Related Groin Injuries

If you play soccer, your risk of groin injury is relatively high, as studies show that more than half of all soccer players injure this area during th...

Tips for Relieving a Stiff Neck

Tips for Relieving Neck Stiffness from Sports, Exercise, or Other Causes By Jim Carpentier, CSCS Affecting athletes and non-athletes alike, awakening...

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...

Tears that can't wait. Sports injuries that may need repair during COVID-19

Almost all orthopedic injuries must be repaired immediately. The old "wait-and-see" for most joint injuries has been proven to lead to scar tissue, lo...

10 Exercises to Train Around Knee Pain

Knee pain is one of those things that can make you dread your lower-body workouts. You don't realize how much you need healthy knees until you experie...

Tips on How to Train in a Leg Cast or Boot

Normally when I meet a new client, their goals are to maximize performance and ultimately reduce the risk of injury through training. I recently met a...

Injuries Don't Have to Be Setbacks

Injuries happen to all athletes. The best ones use the injury to return to sports fitter, faster and stronger than they were before they got hurt. Our...

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