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Sports Injuries

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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 10.10.2014 | 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 10.06.2014 | 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 09.26.2014 | 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.

RG3 Good To Go?

National Football Post | Posted 07.22.2013 | Sports

By Aaron Wilson, National Football Post Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III indicated that he's been cleared to practice by doctors ...

Athletes' Recovery From Injury -- Are They Set Up To Fail? Part II

Abby Sims | Posted 09.06.2013 | Sports
Abby Sims

When reporters inform us how long an athlete is expected to be out of action from an injury, they are reporting what they've been told. No one should base a fantasy team or bet the under on these predictions.

Athletes' Recovery From Injury -- Are They Set Up To Fail? Part I

Abby Sims | Posted 09.01.2013 | Sports
Abby Sims

It is a story told over and over again across all sports at all levels and in every age group; many athletes return to competition too soon after injury or surgery.

This Teen May Change The Future Of Football Injuries (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Krystie Yandoli | Posted 06.18.2013 | Teen

One 13-year-old from San Diego may have come up with a way to help change the future of football injuries. Inspired after watching a violent football ...

Blackhawks Takes Puck To Face During Game 1

Posted 06.14.2013 | Sports

A woman is recovering after being hit by a puck on Wednesday night at the United Center during the Blackhawks' triple overtime win in Game 1 of the St...

The Female Athlete: ACL Injuries and Prevention

Michael Zazzali | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Zazzali

Better dynamic stability via training in the pre-season will hopefully decrease the amount of ACL injuries over the next season. The key is to make certain the athlete is training properly and aware of landing correctly.

Dancing to the Right

Adria Rolnik | Posted 06.10.2013 | Arts
Adria Rolnik

One day my knees are the problem, another day my back, some days my hips or feet. As an adult dancer who takes two to three ballet classes a week, I get sick and tired of my never-ending aches and pains, but that's the reality when you're still taking class and you're over 50...