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Sports Injuries

Five Spiritual Lessons from a Bike Wreck, Broken Collarbone, and Nine Rib Fractures

Henry G. Brinton | Posted 05.14.2015 | Religion
Henry G. Brinton

These truths might not be popular, especially among people who like to stay busy and cyclists who like to travel in groups and draft behind one another. But they are insights that could only be gained by several days in a ditch, ER and hospital -- my own school of hard knocks.

Major League Baseball's Most Talked About Surgery

Michael A. Gleiber, M.D. | Posted 05.13.2015 | Sports
Michael A. Gleiber, M.D.

Tommy John surgery is performed on athletes who have overuse injuries in the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL). The UCL is located on the inner side of the elbow. It helps to keep the elbow joint in place and prevent dislocation.

A Pink Cast Heals More Than Bones

Angelina Massoia | Posted 04.28.2015 | College
Angelina Massoia

We've all been there. We have one of those weeks that make you want to stay in bed and cuddle your dog. Any combination of school, work, relationship, health, and personal drama seems unbearable as it simultaneously bombards you.

Agility, Speed, Balance and Power Start With Your Feet

Dr. Steve Rosenberg | Posted 04.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Steve Rosenberg

Every athlete, whether you are a man or women, wants to be faster than a speeding built, more powerful than a locomotive and able to move with cat lik...

Ouch! 4 Steps to Fewer Sports Injuries

Emily Cohen | Posted 04.20.2015 | Parents
Emily Cohen

You are the expert on your own kid, not the coach. The coach can't read your kid's body language the way you can.

The Unscripted Side of Professional Wrestling

Michael A. Gleiber, M.D. | Posted 04.10.2015 | Sports
Michael A. Gleiber, M.D.

Critics of professional wrestling organizations often claim that because wrestling is "choreographed," it is completely fake. However, the injuries pro wrestlers sustain are in fact very real and very dangerous.

10 Major League Baseball Players Who Underwent the Knife Last Season: An Update for 2015

Michael A. Gleiber, M.D. | Posted 04.08.2015 | Sports
Michael A. Gleiber, M.D.

As the 2015 Major League Baseball season begins, I looked back at 10 athletes with notable season-ending injuries from last year -- each requiring corrective surgery. Let's take a look at where these 10 athletes are now as the 2015 MLB season begins.

The Recipe for Post-NFL Broke Athletes

The Good Men Project | Posted 04.07.2015 | Sports
The Good Men Project

There will always be those who ignore the wisdom of others, but if more athletes realize the impact of what a 40+ year retirement will look like, they might perk up their ears just a little more.

Saying Thanks To The Girl Who Broke My Leg

Abigail Cuffey | Posted 04.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Abigail Cuffey

The long-term effects of my injury remain to be seen, but for now, my rod reminds me that it's a privilege and a gift to be able to move freely.

My Holiday Gift: A Stress Fracture

Amanda Dai | Posted 04.01.2015 | 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 03.31.2015 | 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.