The feeling of the wind at your back. The resounding thud of your feet. The ground passing beneath you. A comforting burn in your chest. If you’re a runner, there are a plethora of elements you enjoy about this activity. However, the ache and pain of shin splints is definitely not one of them. Most…..
Don’t believe everything you hear. This old adage also rings true when it comes to sports injuries. You’ve probably encountered a few coaches or friends who are sure they know exactly what your injury is, why you have it and how to treat it. Following are a few common sports injury myths and the truth…..
Are there factors that can predetermine how strongly you feel a loss? Maybe if you or your team were rumored to win. Maybe if the loss breaks a winning streak. And maybe, a new study published in Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology says, if your goals from the outset were to keep others from outperforming…..
If you’ve suffered an injury that has left you in a cast or brace, or recently undergone a procedure that is associated with a lengthy recovery phase, you’re probably looking to get back to your normal routine as soon as possible. However, one question I often get is about driving and when one can safely…..
As the parent of a young athlete, it’s likely that few things make you prouder than seeing your child playing a sport they love. The possibility of them suffering a sports-related injury can have your feelings split between a desire to see them healthfully participating and an instinct to protect them from harm. While you…..
Shoulder injuries are the most common type of injury among athletes employing weight training to build strength and muscle. These injuries are often a result of overuse. Bursitis, tendonitis and various strains and sprains are all painful results of training incorrectly. Here are some ways to prevent these kinds of injuries. Do the same amount…..
What looks like a rolled up yoga mat could actually be the smartest purchase you’ve ever made as an athlete. You can infer a lot about a foam roller just from its name. It’s a large piece of foam shaped into a cylindrical “roller.” Not convinced yet? Read below for more information about what this…..
Do you stick to your workout rain or shine? What about snow, sleet and record low temperatures? Follow these simple cold weather workout tips to keep you on track and encouraged, even during the coldest of mornings: Wear a hat. Your body can lose a lot of its heat storage if your head is left…..
Your Achilles tendon serves to connect your heel bone to your calf muscle and plays an important role in many of your daily motions: walking, jumping, running all depend on a healthy and functioning Achilles tendon. The tendon is vulnerable to injury, most commonly a rupturing or tearing of the tendon. What Can Cause An…..
Maintaining flexibility and range of motion are crucial for avoiding shoulder problems in overhead athletes. Whether you’re used to throwing a football or baseball, or if you regularly play sports like tennis or volleyball, stretching the muscles and ligaments in your shoulder helps to maintain healthy mechanics in the shoulder joint and can prevent injury…..