Stop Sports Injuries Blog: Stay in the Game by Staying Informed

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 9:12 AM

For many, the approach of winter brings the excitement of returning to the slopes for downhill skiing. Unfortunately, that also means a risk of injuring the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee. Dr. Robert Brophy offers some tips for avoiding these injuries during your winter sports activities.

 

Friday, December 12, 2014 12:24 PM

Winter sports such as skiing, snowboarding, high altitude hiking and mountaineering are just a few that can lead to frostbite in athletes who are not well protected from the elements. Drs. Alexander Golant and Russell M. Nord discuss common risk factors and prevention tips to keep safe during the cold weather months. 

 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 3:10 PM

Football is one of the most popular U.S. sports, and continues to be a big draw for young athletes. In this two-part blog, Dr. Matthew Matava discusses both the growing concerns over player safety, as well as some of the most common injuries and how to prevent them. 

 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 3:26 PM

Strength training can have many benefits for young athletes, if done properly. Dr. Kenneth Fine addresses some of the common missteps in a training progam, and offers tips for keeping a safe strength routine.

 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 10:54 AM

Football has become one of the most popular high school sports however it is also known to be one of the most violent and physical. Because of the amount of players and the nature of the game football injuries are some of the most common amongst student athletes. John Gallucci Jr., author of Soccer Injury Prevention and Treatment: A Guide To Optimal Performance For Players, Parents and Coaches addresses parents' concern over football safety, and offers some tips to help prevent injuries.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 9:38 AM

The use of supplements by young athletes often raises questions about safety.  Drs.  Mininder S. Kocher and Michael J. O’Brien discuss some of the concerns surrounding creatine and anabolic steroids, two of the more common performance enhancing products.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 8:46 AM

Millions of athletes compete in baseball and softball on an annual basis, and, as with all sports, injury risk and prevention are important concerns.  One type of injury particular to these sports are injuries that occur during a slide to a base. Dr. Kevin W. Farmer has tips for helping young athletes learn the best approaches to safely sliding into a base.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 8:43 AM

Stingers or burners are common injuries among collision athletes, but most of these injuries are not long-lasting or serious in nature. Karen Y. Peck, MEd, ATC, CCRP and Brett D. Owens, MD, share some tips on treating and preventing these injuries. 

 

Friday, September 26, 2014 8:42 AM

As coaches and parents working with youth athletes, our primary concern should be their proper growth and development. Injuries specific to the youth athlete often arise from various growth patterns and disorders, combined with acute or chronic trauma. John Gallucci Jr., author of Soccer Injury Prevention and Treatment: A Guide To Optimal Performance For Players, Parents and Coaches addresses some youth-specific conditions that can be easily managed with proper care and treatment.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 1:56 PM

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), medial collateral ligament (MCL), and other ligament injuries of the knee can be devastating for football players and may result in significant loss of playing time and/or require surgical treatment. As player safety and injury prevention continue to be a priority, many players and parents wonder if a knee brace can help prevent major football injuries. Dr. Lance LeClere offers some