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

Thursday, April 24, 2014 1:04 PM

Competition is part of life and we are all programmed to strive to be successful.  The temptations of winning and of becoming bigger and stronger can be quite powerful.  Performance enhancing drugs, especially anabolic steroids, have become widespread including usage by non-athletes who want to improve their physical appearance.  Younger athletes see their role models using these substances, only adding to their appeal.  Unfortunately, anabolic steroids have potential dangerous and permanent side effect, as Dr. Kenneth Fine discusses.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 1:54 PM

As many coaches, parents and players already know from personal experience, the ankle sprain makes up approximately 15% of the total injuries suffered by soccer athletes at all levels. However, there are varying degrees of ankle sprains. So, how do you identify an ankle sprain, and how do we treat and prevent it? Dr. John Gallucci, Jr., shares this information with young athletes in his first guest post on the STOP Sports Injuries blog.

Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:54 PM

The growing focus on youth sports injuries may be most apparent in baseball leagues and organizations across the country – often talk involves increasing pitch counts, overburdened arms and pitchers who are burnt out before even completing their high school playing career. New survey data adds to this evidence.

Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:44 PM

Sports can be a fun way to introduce your child into a lifelong healthy lifestyle.  Children need physical activity for growth and development, and sports participation helps with this goal.  Playing sports can promote socialization and teamwork.  This is important in the child’s development of self-esteem and goal setting. This post includes some tips for parents looking to get their kids involved.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 2:18 PM

This April, we celebrate the 4th anniversary of STOP Sports Injuries by kicking off Youth Sports Safety Month. Learn more about how you can get involved in the effort to help prevent sports injuries in kids.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:51 PM

March is National Athletic Training Month! Athletic trainers play a huge part in injury prevention for players, but also go beyond that to ensure overall health and safety for all team members – and can also can play a key role in making sure teams have a comprehensive crisis response plan. The folks at ePACT Network share some tips in our latest guest post.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:40 PM

March is National Athletic Training Month! Athletic trainers play a huge part in injury prevention for players, but also go beyond that to ensure overall health and safety for all team members – and can also can play a key role in making sure teams have an adequate emergency kit. The folks at ePACT Network share some tips in our latest guest post.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 2:44 PM

Dr. Michael J. Leddy III discusses some of the most common winter sports injuries - including concussions and fractures - and offers some tips for effective treatment and prevention for athletes.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 2:35 PM

Whether you plan on scorching down the mountain or “pizza-wedging” down the bunny slopes, you should be aware of the signs and symptoms of ankle fractures—a possible injury from several winter sports. Dr. Lance LeClare offers tips.

Friday, February 14, 2014 10:57 AM

During the 2014 Winter Olympics, we are once again reminded of the potential risk of injury to the ACL in winter sports. Dr. Sheila Algan from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center offers tips to help young athletes prevent these injuries and avoid problems down the road.