Category Archives: Injury Prevention Tips

Top 5 Most Common Sports-Related Orthopedic Injuries

It’s no secret that athletes are at risk for getting hurt during training, competitions, and games. Help keep yourself safe and explore the top five most common sports-related orthopedic injuries. Pulled Muscle. An athlete can pull almost any muscle in his or her body. The most common muscle injury is to the hamstring which is… Read More »

  • Posted on: Aug 29 2014
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What are the Most Common Knee Injuries?

Each day, we rely on our knees for basic activities, like walking. Constant use of knees mean they are always at risk for injury and pain. Knee injuries are quite common, and can occur at any age. Perhaps the most common knee injury is an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. This common knee injury usually occurs… Read More »

  • Posted on: Apr 26 2014
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How can an ACL Injury Be Prevented?

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is one of four major ligaments that provide stability to the knee joint. When this ligament is torn, the result is often a severe knee injury. Normally, the ACL is torn while playing a high-impact sports activity, such as football or soccer. ACL injuries are most common among athletes 25 and… Read More »

  • Posted on: Dec 8 2013
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How to Select the Best Running Shoes

Running is an excellent way to keep in shape and stay healthy. Each year, countless runners invest in shoes to help them succeed in the sport. While runners often worry about a variety of injuries, they should never have to worry about uncomfortable shoes. So, how can you choose the right running shoe? Visit a… Read More »

  • Posted on: Dec 8 2013
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Keeping Your Shoulders Healthy and Strong

Shoulders have more mobility than any other joint in the body, so even a minor injury can lead to a significant loss of strength in the area. Most commonly, shoulder injuries are caused by a sports activity which involves excessive, repetitive motions, such as baseball, swimming, or tennis. Because the shoulder contains a significant amount… Read More »

  • Posted on: Dec 8 2013
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Top Risk Factors for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Most people have heard of “carpal tunnel,” but many are left wondering what exactly this condition entails. Carpal tunnel syndrome consists of a pinched nerve, which causes pain in the wrist and arm that tends to worsen over time. The causes vary from case to case, but thankfully a wide array of treatments exists to… Read More »

  • Posted on: Sep 29 2013
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Selecting the Best Running Shoe for You

If you’re a runner, you’re likely aware of the importance of selecting the correct running shoe.  For those who are newer to the game, you may not be aware of the connection between your running shoes and the safety and success of your workout.  Not only will the correct shoe provide you with a comfortable… Read More »

  • Posted on: Mar 31 2013
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Don’t Be a Weekend Warrior: Why Exercise Progression Matters

Let’s face it – we’re all strapped for time. Between work, family and taking care of the house, it’s easy to become a “weekend warrior” – putting off our workouts during the week and trying to make up for lost time over the weekend. The problem is, a lot of folks push themselves way too… Read More »

  • Posted on: Dec 29 2012
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5 Tips for Reducing Your Risk of Running Injury

Running has quickly become one of today’s most popular forms of exercise. Enhancing physical fitness and strengthening the heart, running has been shown to lower blood pressure and help prevent against cardiovascular disease. Of course – like any athlete – runners are prone to certain sports-related injuries. And, when it comes to running, knee, ankle… Read More »

  • Posted on: Oct 26 2012
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The Throwing Athlete | Keeping Your Shoulder Healthy and Strong

There are few athletes more susceptible to injury than the “throwing athlete.” In fact, according to “Stop Sports Injuries” from the AOSSM, elbow and shoulder injuries among young people are reaching “epidemic” proportion. So, whether you’re a baseball player or involved in field sports like the javelin throw, it’s important to remember that injury prevention… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jul 16 2012
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