Category Archives: Sports Medicine

Why Kids Need Breaks from Sports: The Epidemic Hurting Young Athletes

When our kids are hurting, we hurt too. And while we can’t control all the bumps and boo boos our little ones will endure, we can make thoughtful efforts to prevent injury. The New York Post recently highlighted a common mistake parents are making when it comes to youth sports and what you can do … Continue reading Why Kids Need Breaks from Sports: The Epidemic Hurting Young Athletes

5 Reasons You Keep Getting Injured (And What to Do to Reduce Sports Injury Risk)

I’m cool with sitting on the bench in a cast all season. Said no athlete, ever. Sometimes injury is unavoidable, thanks to the perfect combination of circumstances or an opposing player’s blunders. But that doesn’t mean you’re off the hook. Many athletes have settled into bad habits that can easily lead to a season-ending injury. … Continue reading 5 Reasons You Keep Getting Injured (And What to Do to Reduce Sports Injury Risk)

Hamstring Strains

Hamstring strain is one of the most common injuries that faces athletes. It can occur in any sport, but an athlete is most likely to cause strain during activities like jumping, running, and sudden starts and stops. What are the hamstrings? The hamstrings are four muscles that run down the back of the thigh and … Continue reading Hamstring Strains

Knee Injuries

Did you know that there are four main ligaments in your knees that can be at risk for injury? Since the knee joint lacks any interlocking bones, it depends completely on these strong, fibrous connectors to stabilize the knee and facilitate movement. This makes the knees more vulnerable to injury than other joints. As any … Continue reading Knee Injuries

Treating Sports Injuries

The Prevalence Of Sports Injuries Even if one is a well-trained athlete, he or she can still suffer an injury. Fortunately, the vast majority of injuries are mild and easily treatable and preventable. Warming up and stretching regularly will significantly reduce your chance of suffering an injury. You should also avoid overdoing it when you … Continue reading Treating Sports Injuries