Posts Tagged ‘Sports Injury’

Effective Prevention and Treatment for Soft Tissue Injuries

Damage to muscles, tendons and ligaments through the body are commonly referred to as soft tissue injuries and usually occur from a sprain, strain or overuse of a particular part of the body. One of the most common types of injuries, and the most common type of sports-related injuries, soft tissue injuries affect thousands of…

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It’s National Youth Sports Week!

It’s National Youth Sports Week! Every year, National Youth Sports Week celebrates P.L.A.Y.S. – Physical activity, Living healthy, Access, Youth development, Safety. During this week, thousands of coaches, players, athletic and recreation directors, association members, sponsors, parents and more help to raise awareness and promote healthy lifestyles for all children and their families through sports.

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Drug-Free Care for Sports Injuries

Whether you are a professional athlete, a weekend warrior or a parent with a school-aged child who is involved in organized sports, sports injuries are a part of the game. Sports-related injuries are among the most common injuries that occur today. In fact, around two million high school students suffer from sports injuries each year…

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Baseball and Brain Injury?

Sports injuries regularly make the news. Last year, the topic of concussions and brain injury in football and hockey were widely discussed and, in some instances, debated. While contact sports like these are often thought of when talking about concussions for both kids and adults, baseball seems fairly innocuous. However, parents and players should know…

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Traumatic Brain Injury is on the Rise: What You Should Know

The incidence of Traumatic Brain Injuries is on the rise. According to the Centers for Disease Control, emergency room visits for Traumatic Brain Injury rose by a whopping 70 percent between 2001 and 2010, and accounted for 2.5 million ER visits in 2010 alone. An increase in the number of people playing sports as well…

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Kids and Concussions

Kids love their sports for many reasons… The skills, both social and physical, learned through team and individual sports are great character builders and allow for camaraderie and a healthy outlet of energy and competitive nature. As kids get more and more skilled in their respective sports, the games get faster and the hits get…

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Help for the Most Common Sports Injury Today: Runner's Knee

Throughout the month of April we have been discussing the most common sports injuries. Today, we take a closer look at Runner’s Knee, the number one most common sports injury today. Lending to its nickname, Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) or Runner’s knee, is common among runners because the stress of running can cause irritation where…

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Caring for Shoulder Pain

So far this month we have taken a look at two of the top 10 most common sports injuries; tennis elbow and ankle sprain. Today we are going to examine the second most common sports injury, shoulder or rotator cuff injuries, and the causes and treatments available.  

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Drug-Free Therapies for Tennis Elbow

Earning its nickname from the frequency of the condition among tennis players, tennis elbow can be painful but is easily treated and affects more than just those who play tennis. A form of tendonitis, tennis elbow causes pain over the bony prominence on the outside of the elbow called the lateral epicondyle. Caused by repetitive…

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