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Sports Injury

Injured Sports Star Finds Ingenious Way To Keep Working Out

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 09.23.2016 | Sports

The show must go on! New Zealand rugby star Sonny Bill Williams may be temporarily out of action with a ruptured Achilles tendon. But the injury isn...

Common Causes of Heel Pain: Baxter Nerve Compression, Plantar Fasciitis, Fat Pad Atrophy, Achilles Tendonitis, And Stress Fractures Of The Calcaneus

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 10.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

Heel Pain (Figure 1) Patients often complain of heel pain and there are several common causes of that pain. A correct diagnosis of the cause is essent...

Your Running Shoes Are Hurting You

Alex Charfen | Posted 09.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Alex Charfen

It's time we take a hard look at the stated or implied benefits of traditional athletic shoes. Too often we look to fashion, trends, advertisements and celebrity endorsements for information on what shoes are good for our bodies. Instead, we should be looking at ourselves, letting our bodies tell us what works best. And that conversation starts with the way we walk.

Why are Pectoralis Major Tears the Latest Epidemic in Sports?

Dr. Joseph Horrigan | Posted 08.28.2016 | Sports
Dr. Joseph Horrigan

This injury is occurring too much, and all the factors must be reviewed, but one common theme should be addressed: athletes must have time and a plan to recover from their cumulative training loads.

MLS Player Chad Barrett Scores, Immediately Injures Himself While Celebrating

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.10.2015 | Sports

The Seattle Sounders scored early against the Los Angeles Galaxy on Sunday, but were dealt a heavy blow in return. Within the first minute of the matc...

The NFL is at it, Again!

Phyllis Sudman | Posted 06.25.2016 | Impact
Phyllis Sudman

We want to hear more positive football stories because they restore our faith in humanity (and maybe in the NFL). However, these particular stories also reveal a very serious problem. How is our medical system missing these potentially-fatal heart conditions in our young athletes?

The Gifts Of Middle Age I Had Been Taking For Granted

Erica Jagger | Posted 06.21.2016 | Fifty
Erica Jagger

I'm grateful that I no longer look to other people to give me answers. I learned this the hard way, when I woke up at 50 realizing that I'd been living someone else's life, and it hadn't worked out well.

Sarah Klein

How To Bounce Back From A Sports Injury | 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...

When a Little League Injury Is a Major League Problem

Don G. Aaron, Jr., M.D. | Posted 10.12.2014 | Sports
Don G. Aaron, Jr., M.D.

Kids as young as six and seven now routinely play one sport all year round, not just to the detriment of their experience, but increasingly at their physical peril.

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.)...

The Best Way To Prevent Sports Injuries

Posted 12.21.2013 | Healthy Living

By Liza Baskin Injuries are basically the only downside of exercise, and many sports injuries can be tough to treat. But certain types of exercise ...

NFL Concussion Lawsuit's Ripple Effect: Should the Young People in Your Life Play Sports?

Barbara Bruno | Posted 11.24.2013 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

In the wake of the NFL's settlement of the first class action concussion lawsuit brought by former players over brain trauma, much has been declared and yet little has been clarified for those seeking to determine the concussion risks of playing sports.

OUCH! Jose Reyes Takes Ball To Groin

The Huffington Post | Thomas McKenna | Posted 07.22.2013 | Sports

Jose Reyes was left writhing in pain after taking a baseball to the groin during the fifth inning of the Rays-Blue Jays game on Sunday. Tampa Bay ...

Concussions: Is Your Child Safe Playing Youth Athletics?

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

Concussions in children and adolescents over 10 years of age are more likely to occur in organized sports than other activities. It is sometimes amazing that our children survive their early childhood.

Time Out

Abby Sims | Posted 07.08.2012 | Sports
Abby Sims

We see this in football all the time, particularly as teams make playoff runs or compete in the post-season. Generally there is a price to pay.

Looking Ridiculous, Giggling and Flailing on the Yoga Mat

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 07.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

In matters of the heart, finance, armed conflict and whoever's currently in the seats of power, I vacillate, suffer, howl and sink. On the yoga mat, however, I take what comes, even when nothing comes, even when what comes is pretty laughable... or damned unbearable.

10 Surefire Ways To Keep Your Muscles Strong And Avoid Injury

Jordan D. Metzl, M.D. | Posted 05.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Jordan D. Metzl, M.D.

A lot of things can cause an injury, and we have a lot of body parts that can be hurt. These are my top 10 prime directives for keeping your muscles strong and avoiding injury.

Greek Mythology Isn't the Only Place to Have Achilles Problems

Dr. Josh Dines and Dr. Rock Positano | Posted 05.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Josh Dines and Dr. Rock Positano

Achilles' tendon problems aren't limited to Greek mythology. They affect thousands of athletes every year, even those at the highest level. These injuries must be treated quickly and appropriately or they can severely hinder performance.

Hockey Tragedy: High School Athlete Paralyzed During Game

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 01.06.2012 | Sports

A junior varsity hockey game between Benilde-St. Margaret's High School and Wayzata High School during a holiday tournament in St. Louis Park, Minneso...

Hips Don't Lie: Countdown to the New York City Marathon

Emily Faherty | Posted 12.11.2011 | New York
Emily Faherty

I can't remember exactly when my hip started hurting. All I know is that a few days after my 18-mile run and trip to Chicago, I was having trouble walking. Walking -- not running -- just walking.

'Hero Runner' Rescues Bleeding Opponent

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.23.2011 | Education

When a loud scream interrupted a cross country meet for a Minnesota high school, most of the runners didn't stop to investigate, Yahoo Sports reported...

Preventing And Treating Training Injuries

Natasha Hastings | Posted 11.12.2011 | Healthy Living
Natasha Hastings

I wanted to come to you guys this time around and talk about training through pain, and about ways to prevent injury while training

Making Peace With Your Injuries

Posted 09.30.2011 | Healthy Living

By Deborah Dunham for I have a major frenemy in my life. And right now, we are definitely leaning more towards enemies than friends. ...

FAIL: Baseball Celebration Goes Horribly Wrong

Posted 09.06.2011 | Sports

You might say Josh Kroeger pulled a Bill Gramatica. After the New Orleans Zephyrs, a Florida Marlins Triple A affiliate, fought back to win Monday ...

Injuries Occur When Kids Are too Active in Sports

Ramon Resa, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ramon Resa, MD

I advocate for our kids to become more balanced. Stressful organized sports take away from family time, and the experience no longer remains a simple and pleasurable experience.