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

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 3:00 PM

Volleyball involves repetitive and strenuous use of the upper extremities, and the shoulder joint is at risk for both acute and overuse injuries. The overhead motions such as serving, spiking, and blocking can place sudden and heavy strain on a number of structures around the shoulder joint. Dr. Alexander Golant covers some of the most common shoulder injuries volleyball players may encounter.

Thursday, August 20, 2015 2:44 PM

The STOP Sports Injuries site may display incorrectly when using the Internet Explorer browser. For optimal viewing, try another browser or turn on compatibility mode within the IE settings.  

Monday, July 06, 2015 2:46 PM

Young athletes are subject to several differet hip injuries. These injuries include problems around the growth plate and around the femur and pelvis. Dr. Kevin Shea discusses the two most common injuries and the risks associated.

Monday, July 06, 2015 2:03 PM

Better understand the most common heel injuries in young athletes and learn how to treat and prevent them with information from Dr. Juliet DeCampos, from the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Florida.

Thursday, June 04, 2015 11:01 AM

When it comes to athletic injuries, the mind turns to broken bones and torn tendons. Yet one of the more common injuries seen in practice by orthopedic sports surgeon is a sports hernia. Benton A. Emblom, MD, answers questions about identifying these injuries, as well as how they can be treated.

Thursday, June 04, 2015 10:42 AM

ACL injuries are occuring at high rates, drawing more attention to how they can be prevented - especially at the youth level.  Steve Grosserode, DPT, and Jared Vagy, DPT, explore the issue and offer tips for how athletes can pay attention to movement patterns in an effort to prevent injury.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 1:03 PM

Every year, parents are rushing their kids in to get their pre-participation physicals so their athletes are allowed to participate in sports. With what we know about overuse injuries in sports, are we doing enough do flag athletes at risk? Matt Swift, DPT, from Change Sports Physical Therapy Institute shares his thoughts on our blog. 

Thursday, April 30, 2015 11:37 AM

There are numerous benefits to participating in youth sports activities.  Some of the biggest benefits include improving cardiovascular fitness, bone and muscle health, and reducing the risk of obesity.  Additional research has shown that youth sports participation can improve social well-being, psychological health, academic performance, and lifelong healthy behaviors.  Youth sports participation also comes with risks, such as overuse injuries, ACL injuries, concussions, and harmful psychological effects from an improper environment. Dr. Barry Boden weighs the positives over the negatives in this post.

Thursday, April 16, 2015 9:40 AM

Turf toe, or sprain of the first metatarsal phalangeal joint (MTP), can be one of the most painful and debilitating injuries and athlete can face. Dr. Michael Leddy III describes this condition and offers treatment tips in our latest post. 

Wednesday, April 08, 2015 1:02 PM

Softball has become an increasingly popular sport for young athletes.  With the advent of Title IX, the popularity of televised collegiate softball games, and the inclusion of softball in the Olympics, the interest in the sport has exploded.  Unlike in baseball, many softball teams utilize only one or two pitchers during the season.  There is a common perception that softball pitchers are at a low-risk of injury, and that overuse injuries are much less of a concern compared to their overhead pitching counterparts.  Dr. Kevin Farmer discusses the truth (or lack of) in these beliefs.