Cycling earns high marks as a low-impact sport. However, there is a potential for injuries, particularly if you’re using improper technique, an ill-fitted bike, or you push yourself to do too much, too soon.
The fact that children in high school and younger still have open growth plates makes it more possible to have injuries that wouldn’t occur in adults, such as collegiate and pro athletes.
Whether you’re a weekend warrior, competitive athlete, regular recreational exercise or simply an active individual, you know a nagging tendonitis or skin infection can halt you in your tracks. That’s where primary care sports medicine doctors step in.
Athletes know the unmistakable “pop” when they’ve torn their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The injury can put a quick end to the season — and sometimes requires surgery and extensive rehabilitation.
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Cheerleading is evolving into a more athletic and competitive sport for many schools. Unfortunately, while overall injury rates among cheerleaders are lower than most other high school sports, the injuries that do occur tend to be more severe.
In basketball and in all sports, it’s important to take the time to warm up and stretch before each practice and every game.
Overuse injuries are one of the most common causes of injuries in pediatric and adolescent athletes. Up to half of all injuries seen in pediatric sports medicine are related to overuse.
How do we know if the pain we are experiencing is normal, or if the pain is far more serious and due to an injury?
Research in recent years says receiving many less severe hits to the head over time may be even more dangerous to the brain than a single concussion.
Finding a new lump or bump on your body would give most of us pause. After all, a lump can, in rare cases, mean cancer. But not every bump or lump is worth worrying about.