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

Thursday, March 05, 2015 2:50 PM

Female athletes are at an increased risk of incurring non-contact injuries to their knees while playing sports. Recent studies show significantly higher ACL injury rates in female athletes compared with their male counterparts. Natalia Pallares, PT, DPT, OCS from U18 Sports Medicine shares some of the efforts being made to help female athletes prevent these kinds of injuries.

Thursday, March 05, 2015 9:44 AM

Shoulder pain in young athletes can be caused by a variety of injuries, including tears to cartilage in the shoulder socket. Dr. Hany Elrashidy from Tri-Valley Orthopedic Specialists talks about the common symptoms, causes, and treatment options for labral injuries in our latest post. 


Monday, February 23, 2015 9:38 AM

Wrestling is notorious for athletes that have been injured and in some instances have died because of unsafe practices when “cutting” weight by rapidly dehydrating themselves.  Wrestling can be a safe and rewarding sport, if weight control is achieved through proper diet and exercise. Drs. EStephan Garcia and Brett D. Owens share tips for wrestlers to reach maximum performance levels.

Thursday, February 19, 2015 2:51 PM

Recent cases of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) have drawn more attention to the dangers of football at all levels. Ohio University shared an infographic outlining the condition, as well as the steps now being taken to make the sport safer.


Thursday, January 29, 2015 3:05 PM

The majority of football-related injuries occur to the musculoskeletal system, most notably the lower leg, ankle, and foot. Dr. Matt Matava explains some of these common injuries and offers tips for prevention.

Thursday, January 22, 2015 10:21 AM

The competitiveness and intensity of cheerleading has increased over the years requiring more athletic skill. Because of the nature of the sport, various injuries can be suffered. John Gallucci Jr., author of Soccer Injury Prevention and Treatment: A Guide To Optimal Performance For Players, Parents and Coaches offers tips for making cheerleading safer

Thursday, January 22, 2015 10:11 AM

Keeping kids active throughout the year can be difficult, especially during the school year, where time is limited because of school demands. However, finding time for physical activity should be a priority in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. John Gallucci Jr., author of Soccer Injury Prevention and Treatment: A Guide To Optimal Performance For Players, Parents and Coaches shares some ideas for getting kids active and making 2015 a healthy year.


Wednesday, January 14, 2015 11:18 AM

The ACL is one of the main stabilizing ligaments of the knee and helps provide the hinge that allows the knee to remain stable while moving. Because this ligament is so important, an injury can end the season for an athlete. Dr. Matthew Panzarella shares down the key stats and prevention information in a post covering all-things ACL.


Tuesday, December 23, 2014 8:50 AM

It has happened to all of us at some point. You’re playing sports and a ball glances off the tip of your finger.  Or you reach for something and jam the tip of your finger.  Typically there is a lot of swelling and discomfort afterwards.  But when is a jammed finger something more than a sprain and needs to be evaluated? Drs. Robert Eberly and Lance LeClere share some of the common signs you should see a doctor.

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.