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

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

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 1:46 PM

Cross country running has many challenges, including varied terrain, hills, inclines, and uneven surfaces.  A cross country runner has to adjust his/her stride length with these many variables.  This challenges the athlete differently than running on a flat surface track. Dr. Michael J. Smith shares some of the common cross country injuries, as well as tips for preventing them. 

Friday, September 12, 2014 1:35 PM

Answering the question, "How many sports should my kid play?" is a challenge for any medical professional. Dr. Benton Heyworth explores the benefits of multi-sport play, while also cautioning that no one athlete is the same.


Friday, September 12, 2014 12:56 PM

The fall season is prime-time for knee injuries, including the dreaded ACL tear. Dr. Matthew Panzarella shares some basics on how these injuries occur, as well as a number of programs created to help young athletes prevent them.

Friday, September 05, 2014 9:43 AM

As summer comes to an end and families prepare for children to return to fall sports and the school year there are some considerations that may be helpful in promoting a successful fall season. John Gallucci, Jr., author of Soccer Injury Prevention and Treatment: A Guide To Optimal Performance For Players, Parents and Coaches, shares tips for a successful return for athletes.