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Sports Injuries

My Holiday Gift: A Stress Fracture

Amanda Dai | Posted 01.30.2015 | Teen
Amanda Dai

I glance at my sister, seeing my surprise at the gravity of my foot's condition reflected in her expression. The questions come pouring out.

16 Games for 16 Year Olds?

Avi Sholkoff | Posted 01.29.2015 | Teen
Avi Sholkoff

As someone who has avidly watched and followed football for years, I failed to grasp the severity of the many injuries. I ignored the commentators and analysts who believed that football needed to get safer.

Youth Concussion Laws Pushed By NFL Are Not Enough

AP | Howard Fendrich and Eddie Pells | Posted 01.29.2015 | Sports

PHOENIX (AP) -- Criticized for its own handling of head injuries, the NFL launched an extensive lobbying campaign to pass laws protecting kids who get...

Why I'm Not Watching the Super Bowl This Year

Will Wilkinson | Posted 03.25.2015 | Sports
Will Wilkinson

I'm not watching the Super Bowl this year. Not just because of Deflategate, although that's probably what pushed me over the edge. Mainly, I've realized it's a complete and utter waste of time. I have better things to do.

Soccer Might Make Us Dumber

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Why is it that the fun and satisfaction of participating in sports overwhelms our recognition that they could significantly destroy our body, be it the knee or the brain? The answer, I believe, is that as athletes we just can't comprehend the impact of the damage.

What the Weekend Warrior Needs to Know to Stay Pain Free When Exercising

Dr. Steve Rosenberg | Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Steve Rosenberg

Never wish or wait for an injury to get better, be smart and proactive so you can exercise happily ever after!

Bears Defensive End Injures Himself While Celebrating

The Huffington Post | Kyle Franco | Posted 10.27.2014 | Sports

Chicago Bears defensive end Lamarr Houston was hit with a bad case of instant karma on Sunday after celebrating a sack while his team was down by 25 p...

Sarah Klein

How To Bounce Back From A Sports Injury

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Klein | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living

Whether it's an ankle sprain, an aching back, surgery or a broken bone, chances are if you're physically active, you've also been sidelined by an inju...

Kids and Concussion: Early Recognition Is Key to Recovery

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

A new school year has begun. Unfortunately, sports-related concussion is a common injury among children and adolescents, and symptoms can seriously intrude on children's lives, especially if not recognized and addressed early on.

The (Mismatched) Evolution of Man and Its Influence on Injury

Rami Hashish, PhD, DPT | Posted 12.06.2014 | Science
Rami Hashish, PhD, DPT

The fundamental ethos of natural selection dictates that species optimally adapt to a given environment over time. If the environment during a given time is unlike the environment that the species adapted to, the species is considered mismatched, in that its traits are no longer optimal for that environment.

Urgent Action Needed on Concussions

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 11.26.2014 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

Amidst the unrelenting furor surrounding the NFL and domestic violence the past three weeks, a critically important story concerning football, and all collision sports slipped by virtually unnoticed.

Device Can Rapidly Test Soldiers, Athletes For Brain Injuries That Otherwise Could Go Unnoticed

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.09.2014 | Impact

A device in development may soon be able to make identifying brain injuries in emergency medical circumstances much easier, a new study suggests. And ...

Argentine Player Tore His Anus Making This Block

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.11.2014 | Sports

Think Neymar's fractured vertebra is the worst injury of the World Cup? Think again. His busted back has been overshadowed by a real a**hole. Liter...

Physical Therapy Is Vital to Joint Injury Treatment

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

As a surgeon, I wouldn't want to work without a team of PTs. They have knowledge and skills that I don't have and together we're able to get a 360-degree picture of our patients and help them back to full strength.

This Mouthguard Knows If You're At Risk Of Concussion

The Huffington Post | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 06.03.2014 | Technology

When Anthony Gonzales received a hard tackle while playing rugby in 2011, he didn't know if he had a concussion -- despite showing possible symptoms. ...

A Call to Action for Kids: Play Sports Safe and Strong

Kate Carr | Posted 07.30.2014 | Parents
Kate Carr

Every three minutes, a child is seen in an emergency department for a sports-related concussion. And every year, 2.6 million kids ages 19 and under receive medical treatment for sports and recreation injuries. This is an urgent issue.

The Worst Sports Injuries (And How To Avoid Them)

Posted 05.08.2014 | Healthy Living

By Taylor Kubota for Men's Journal Sports injuries happen to everyone -- and we usually recover eventually. But sometimes the risk of re-injury inc...

Injured Baseball Player: Losing My Career Was 'One Of The Greatest Things That Happened To Me'

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.08.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Mike Robbins was a baseball star. After turning down a draft option from the New York Yankees right out of high school, he attended Stanford, pitched ...

WATCH: Freak Injury During Ceremonial First Pitch

AP | By GREG BEACHAM | Posted 05.31.2014 | Sports

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels hitting coach Don Baylor broke his right leg while catching Vladimir Guerrero's ceremonial first pitch Mon...

Young Women and ACL Injuries: How Proper Training Is Vital to Minimize Risk

Dr. Joseph Horrigan | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Horrigan

One area of strength training has fallen short with female athletes, in which tears of the ACL -- or anterior cruciate ligament -- have actually increased dramatically over the years. Such injuries are now, in fact, common in female volleyball, softball, basketball and soccer players.

Are the Olympic Games Too Dangerous?

Justin Vanderleest | Posted 05.03.2014 | Sports
Justin Vanderleest

What should we think of a competition where one in three of the world's best athletes are sustaining injuries from which they may never fully recover?

Are There Genetic Markers for Concussions?

Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D. | Posted 02.05.2014 | Science
Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D.

Researchers have found links between certain genes and a football player's susceptibility to getting a concussion. It's a scientific detective story, of sorts.

Aaron Rodgers & The Cracked Collarbone Club

Rick Horowitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Rick Horowitz

He's not the only one who ever broke a collarbone playing football. (Hint. Hint.) ...

When It Comes to Your Kids, Choose to Lose

Greg Schwem | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

Considering I just spent two hours on a soccer field sideline, soggy wool blanket draped over my shoulders while sleet pounded my face and successfully circumvented my winter coat and nestled against my bare skin, I'm perfectly OK with failure.

To Be on Injured Reserve...

David Cleary | Posted 11.16.2013 | Sports
David Cleary

At all ages, no athlete wants to take him or herself off the field, and coaches don't want to force them. However, an already difficult situation becomes next to impossible when you add in the ever-compelling element of money.