In the U.S., about 30 million children and teens participate in some form of organized sports and more than 3.5 million injuries occur each year. As an athlete, you may have probably heard “shake it off”, “tough it out”, or “rub some dirt on it” more times than you can count. Oftentimes athletes feel the pressure to perform and to have a warrior mentality, so they choose to play through the pain and keep their injuries hidden.
Now that spring is officially here and nice weather is in the forecast, there’s a whole new set of sports to get excited about! However, with these new activities comes the possibility of injuries. While it’s important to prepare for the season ahead, some injuries are just inevitable. In this blog, we’ll discuss some of the most common injuries for spring sports and how to prevent them.
The team here at Prairie Orthopaedic & Plastic Surgery, PC is all about preseason training. As spring sets in, this is the prime time for athletes to prepare for their summer season. No matter the sport, age, or level of athletics, we highly encourage all athletes to participate in a preseason training program.
As fun as winter sports are, they can be extremely dangerous and lead to unwanted injuries. In fact, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, nearly 200,000 individuals were treated for winter-related sports injuries in 2018 – 76,000 injuries from snow skiing, 53,000 injuries from snowboarding, 48,000 injuries from ice skating, and 22,000 injuries from sledding.
Do you have knee pain? If so, you are not alone. Nearly 100 million Americans live with chronic knee pain. Knee pain affects people of all ages and can be caused by various medical conditions or injuries. Depending on the case, knee pain may limit motion, affect control, diminish strength, and hinder mobility.
If your child is a wrestler, they might be prone to injuries, such as bruises, cauliflower ear, or scrapes. Some of the most common types of orthopaedic injuries are to the shoulder or knee. These often are more severe than other types of wrestling injuries and frequently require surgeries and other treatments. Keep reading to learn how to prevent and treat common wrestling injuries.
Join us in celebrating National Physical Therapy Month this October! It is a great time to share the benefits of physical therapy and help keep you motivated. A patient’s motivation is key when it comes to recovery, but we know that it is easier said than done. Staying motivated is hard. Some clients are enthusiastic about doing their exercises, while others struggle to find their drive. It is easy to push physical therapy off when they are not in pain or they are bored with their exercises.
In the matter of months, our lifestyles have changed dramatically because of COVID-19 – and our workout routines were no exception to that change. With stay-in-place orders and social distancing, it has made it difficult to stay active. But, we are here to tell you that you need to keep your body moving no matter the circumstances! Even the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, recommends exercising for 150 minutes a week (a.k.a. 30 minutes for 5 days a week).
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. Below is a shortlist of the most common injuries that can happen while playing the sport, and how to prevent them.
In track and field, there is a wide range of sports that can challenge your body. From throwing, to running, to jumping, you probably put lots of strain on your body as a track and field athlete. This means that certain kinds of injuries might be more common for you, especially joint injuries. The most common track and field injuries are plantar fasciitis, muscle strains, and Achilles tendinitis.