What’s the best way to ease pain from a strained muscle, a sprained ligament, a headache, a sore back or an aching knee? A sports medicine weighs in.
Whether it’s an elbow, shoulder, hip, knee or ankle, a painful tendon is a troublesome condition that can affect just about anyone. You are probably familiar with an inflamed tendon being called tendinitis, but have you ever heard of tendinosis?
Playing sports such as soccer or basketball, or even just jumping off a moving swing at the playground, can cause an ankle sprain or fracture, while constant use of certain muscles can cause painful strains.
Back injuries are among the most common, whether you’re a committed and competitive athlete or a weekend warrior. Our expert explains common injuries and how to prevent them.
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Girls all over America watched gymnast Gabby Douglas flip and spin across the Olympic mat a couple years ago, dreaming they might one day reach that level of elite gymnastics. But competitive gymnastics brings with it significant risk for injury, including strains and sprains as well as stress fractures to the back, wrists and ankles. … Read More