Each year, an estimated 200,000 people are sidelined by anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. Of those 200,000 injuries, 100,000 require ACL reconstructive surgery. Typically those who play high-risk sports, such as basketball, football or soccer are more likely to experience an ACL injury. If you are an athlete, or even just someone who is active, it’s important to know how ACL injuries occur and what you can do to prevent them. Read below for more information on ACL injuries.
With temperatures finally cooling down, it’s important to brush up on bike safety rules so your kids can ride safely and enjoy the cooler weather. For both adults and children, the most important way to stay safe on a bike is to always wear a helmet. No matter how skilled a roadster your child may be, it’s important they wear a helmet any time they ride a bike, go roller skating or hop on a skateboard.
In 2012, an estimated 466,492 people were taken to the emergency room with football-related injuries. Now that football season is in full swing, it’s important for athletes to take precautions in order to have a full and healthy season. Read below to learn several ways that players can maintain optimal health this football season.
Hip replacement surgery, also known as anthroplasty, affects hundreds of thousands of people each year. During a hip replacement surgery, the diseased or injured portion of the hip joint is removed and replaced with an artificial part.
One of the most common sports injuries—especially in sports that require sprinting—is a pulled hamstring. Track, soccer and basketball athletes are the most susceptible to hamstring pulls. A pulled hamstring will typically heal on its own and does not require surgery, but it can still keep athletes on the bench for months.
When one thinks of sports injuries, they generally think of a hard-hitting running back, a too-tall-for-his-own-good center or a rambunctious hockey defenseman. After all, injuries are just part of life for contact sports players. However, injuries can come with any sport, and that includes golf.
Football season is almost here, and that means that the dangers of the sport are back in the national conversation. Head, neck and spinal cord injuries are prevalent among football players, so it’s vital that players use the proper technique when tackling and blocking.
The Female Athlete Triad is a combination of illnesses that can seriously endanger athletically-driven girls or women who feel intense societal pressure to stay thin. The triad’s three interrelated conditions—disordered eating, menstrual dysfunction and premature osteoporosis—occur when a girl or woman takes dieting and exercise to an extreme. Women can develop one, two or all three components of the triad, and they all can seriously hinder athletic performance and damage long-term health.
Millions of teenagers participate in high school sports every year, and injuries are just part of the game, so to speak. Injuries happen across all sports from high-contact games to non-contact events, and range from mild (muscle strains) to extreme (traumatic brain injury).