- Avoiding Joint Injuries
Common injuries include a twisted ankle, sprained wrist, overextended elbow and damaged knee ligaments. Fortunately, you can take steps to help prevent joint damage.
Exercise doesn't have to be vigorous to offer health benefits. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity daily, or on most days of the week.
- Exercise and the Older Adult
Exercise is good for people of all ages. It helps lower blood pressure, reduces the risks for falls and serious injuries, and slows the body's loss of muscle and bone mass.
- Feet First: Choosing the Right Footwear for the Job and Sports
Both men and women should wear safety shoes and boots appropriate for the job and designed specifically to protect feet.
- How to Avoid Sports Injuries
Sports injury rates could be reduced by 25 percent if all athletes — professionals and amateurs — followed essential safety, conditioning, and preventive strategies.
- Inguinal Hernia
An inguinal hernia is a bulge that occurs in your groin region, the area between the lower part of your abdomen and your thigh. Inguinal hernias occur because of a weakening of the muscles in the lower abdomen
- Lumbar Strain
A lumbar strain is an injury to the lower back. This results in damaged tendons and muscles that spasm and feel sore.
- Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper's Knee)
Jumper’s knee is caused by overuse of your knee joint, such as frequent jumping on hard surfaces. It’s usually a sports-related injury, linked to leg muscle contraction and the force of hitting the ground.
- Preventing Sports Injuries
Good preventive steps: Warm up before you work out, alternate days for exercising certain muscle groups, and cool down when you're done.
- Runner’s Knee
Runner's knee means that you have dull pain around the front of the knee (patella). This is where the knee connects with the lower end of the thighbone (femur).
- Shin Splints
Shin splints refers to pain and tenderness along or just behind the large bone in the lower leg (the tibia).
- Sports Injuries
Many sports injuries can be prevented with proper conditioning and training, wearing appropriate protective gear, and using proper equipment.
- Sports Injuries: When to Call the Doc
Sports injuries can be either acute traumatic, which require immediate medical care, or chronic overuse injuries.
- Strength Training at Home
Getting to the gym for a weight workout isn't always easy. That's why it pays to have weights at home as a backup, or even as a substitute.
- Stress Fractures
Stress fractures are weak spots or small cracks in the bone caused by continuous overuse. They often occur in the foot after training for basketball, running, and other sports.