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

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.

Thursday, July 24, 2014 10:45 AM

While baseball is commonly known as a non-contact sport, the risk of collision is certainly not minimal. Some are due to contact with the ball, bat, or another player, but it is easy to forget that a base can cause injuries. Help young baseball players avoid sliding injuries with these tips from our own Dr. Daryl Osbahr. 

Thursday, July 24, 2014 10:27 AM

Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries in sports. Identifying and treating the issue properly, however, can help young athletes return to play and avoid long term problems. 

 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 2:55 PM

Better understanding the truths and myths behind sports injuries can help create a safer environment for young athletes. Dr. Robert Brophy examines some of the common myths about concussions in soccer, centrally those that revolve around heading the ball.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 2:31 PM

Getting back to the field after ACL surgery may seem like a long, daunting process. Breaking down the rehabilitation plan into smaller periods of time can help athletes manage their recovery and feel less overwhelmed. John Gallucci, Jr., author of Soccer Injury Prevention and Treatment: A Guide To Optimal Performance For Players, Parents and Coaches, shares his recovery plan for athletes who undergo ACL surgery.

Friday, May 23, 2014 9:15 AM

The prevalence of ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injuries in throwing athletes has grown substantially over the past several years, especially in the adolescent patient population. As more and more professional athletes successfully return to high levels of play after Tommy John surgery (or ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction), many young athletes, parents, and coaches have come to recognize that elbow injuries in throwing athletes are not necessarily career ending. Drs. Lance LeClere and Luke Oh explore some of the truths and myths surrounding this surgery.

 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 1:45 PM

While many believe that early sport specialization is the best way to prepare children for a successful career in sports at the elite levels, there is growing evidence that, in the long term, this may set them up for failure.  Children who specialize early may be at higher risk for injuries and burn-out than those who have more diverse experiences. Karen Y. Peck, MEd, ATC, shares her thoughts on the benefits of keeping kids active in multiple sports. 

 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 2:59 PM

As the days get longer and the sun returns from its long winter hiatus, many young athletes return to spring and summer sports and physical activities.  However, waiting until the first day of spring practice to start getting into shape for the spring sports season may increase your risk for injury. Dr. Kenneth Cameron shares his tips for staying active in between seasons.