Tryouts are scheduled, State Games are played, and tournament championships and State Cups are vied for. While many of those events aren’t happening in typical fashion this year, soccer injuries are still a real concern for many players (and their parents). Luckily, there are steps you can take to prevent them. As the fall club season heats up for both boys and girls, it’s important to know what to be on the lookout for – especially since so many of these athletes have been sidelined for so long.
Basketball originated in the United States in 1891 at a YMCA in Massachusetts. It started with the players trying to get the ball into a couple of hanging peach baskets. These days basketball is a popular sport in the United States, and the physical demands of the game mean there is an increase in common basketball injuries.
Summer is a fantastic time of the year to be outside in the sunshine and the beautiful weather. However, the human body is not always able to regulate its temperature by just sweating, and the heat can be too much for the body to handle. Even though summer is fun, it helps to avoid heat-related injuries.
An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear is one of the more common knee injuries. Typically, athletes in sports, specifically basketball or football, are more likely to experience this injury. But this type of knee injury is not reserved for those in sports. As people age, old knee injuries and aging joints contribute to the risk of a tear.
Eliminating the language barrier between medical professionals and patients is key to improving health care interaction. Your orthopaedic specialist will do their best to explain everything to you in everyday terms. However, medical professionals spend all day around this information and may forget to explain some medical terms. This can cause misunderstanding if patients do not remember or do not have time to ask for clarification.
The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that support the shoulder joint. Your rotator cuff not only keep the shoulder joint supported and enables its full range of movement, but is also essential to the healthy motion and stability of both your shoulders and arms.
Every new mother soon learns that lifting their infant can put a surprising amount of stress on the back, especially the spine. It is not unusual for mothers to pick up their infants 30, 40, or even 50 times a day. In just two years, your child could weigh 30 pounds or more, causing even more back strain.
Skiing and snowboarding are a lot of fun, but they have the potential to be incredibly dangerous activities as well. Hitting the snow wrong can turn a day of fun out on the slopes into an injury that leaves you sitting on the sidelines for days or weeks (or longer) as you heal. If you love to play in the snow, make sure you are aware of the potential injuries you may face. Here are some of the most common injuries orthopaedists see as a result of skiing and snowboarding.