Ice packs versus ice bags versus gel ice packs: What really is best for an injury? A certified athletic trainer breaks down the best options and methods for icing an injury — including how long to ice an injury.
Parents are often unsure how athletic trainers help their student athletes in the gym and on the field. We explain how these healthcare professionals can help your athlete stay healthy.
Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Sports medicine specialist Dominic King, DO, answers this one about ice baths.
Young cheerleaders, dancers and gymnasts often experience similar injuries. Quickly recognizing problems and treating them promptly is vital.
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An orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports and exercise explains how yoga can improve performance for leisure-time athletes. She also shares her best tips for getting started with yoga.
Before you lace up your running shoes and hit the pavement, check out these six strategies that can help you stay off the injured list.
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.