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Best Ways You Can Avoid ACL, Knee Injuries

Tags: ACL, ACL tear, joint pain, knee arthroscopy, knee injury, knee replacements, sports injuries

Athletes know the unmistakable "pop" of a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), which usually spells a season-ending injury. To prevent this, athletes need to practice proper form.

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Carpal Tunnel: Best Ways to Address Your Pain, Tingling

Tags: carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist

If you spend a lot of time typing or working with your hands, don't ignore tingling and numbness in your wrists and fingers. It may be carpal tunnel syndrome -- a progressive, painful condition that you need to address.

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Being ‘Golf Fit’ Will Increase Your Play Time (Infographic)

Tags: exercise, golf, infographic, joints, sports, sports injuries, stretching

Golfers love their sport, but poor golf mechanics and a lackluster warm up can keep you from the green. Health Hub talked to Cleveland Clinic senior physical therapist Jeff Sords, PT, a certified golf fitness instructor, to learn more about golf fitness and lessening the chances for injury.

x-ray of child spine with curve

Your Child and Pediatric Scoliosis: 5 Facts

Tags: curvature of spine, scoliosis, spine

The bulky body braces once used to treat scoliosis are a thing of the past. Today, subtle braces and surgery can correct kids’ spine curvatures and achieve long-term spinal health.

child's arm with broken bones

Regrowing Growth Plates: A Fix for Kids’ Injuries?

Tags: bone density, broken bone, cartilage, growth plates, innovation, research

Some growth plate injuries cause kids’ arm and leg bones to prematurely stop growing. Cleveland Clinic researchers hope to translate test tube findings into the ability to regenerate damaged growth plates in kids’ bodies.

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High-Speed Hockey Has High Potential for Injury

Tags: hockey, sports injuries

People tend to think football has a dangerous propensity to inflict injury. But hockey – whether it’s at the Olympics or your local high school – can be just as injurious. Learn how to avoid or lessen injuries.

woman that fell down during skiing

Warm Up, Take Breaks to Prevent Ski Injuries

Tags: bioengineered skin substitutes, sports injuries, winter sports

In this Q and A, Anthony Miniaci, MD, FRCSC answers questions about recreational skiing, and he offers advice to avoid the injuries common for those of us who hit the slopes for fun and to stay in shape.

bandage on knee replacement

Joint Replacements: An Answer to Aging Joints

Tags: arthritis, joint pain, joint replacement, joints

It's an exciting time to be a baby boomer. Arthritic joints no longer mean you have to stop being active. Today’s artificial joints are meeting and exceeding people’s expectations for a full return to regular activities.

little girl doing gymnastics

Gymnastics Safety Tips: Keep Kids Injury-Free

Tags: sports injuries, strains and sprains, youth sports

Competitive gymnastics brings significant risks for sprains, strains and fractures of the back and joints. Finding the right coach and building core strength and flexibility can help keep your kids safe.

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Stay Healthy as a Senior Athlete

Tags: athletes, bone health, exercise, geriatric, geriatric health, senior care, senior safety, sports injury

Staying physically active as you age can help you manage or prevent many medical conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer and osteoporosis.