When the weather is nice outside, you probably want to say goodbye to the indoor equipment at the gym and do an outdoor workout. Exercising outside might not seem that hard, but there are a few things you will want to keep in mind so you can have a safe, fun, and productive workout.
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.
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.
ACL injuries are often associated with a popping noise or feeling in the knee, along with severe pain and an inability to continue normal physical activities. You may experience rapid swelling. Sudden loss of a range of motion in your limb, and a feeling of instability or “giving way” when you try to put weight.
Stress injuries tend to take place over time. This group of soft-tissue injuries is also known as overuse injuries. That is because this type of injury typically has to do with repetitive motions. Tendinitis is the classic example of a repetitive motion stress injury. Sports injury specialists commonly see this soft-tissue injury. As explained by the AAOS, baseball players, golfers, swimmers, and tennis players tend to experience this inflammation of the tendons in their arms and shoulders.
Cheerleading seems like a safe sport for kids and adults alike. What could be safer than rooting the home team onto victory? In reality, cheerleading is among one of the most dangerous sports in the world. Cheerleaders often attempt dangerous stunts such as backflips and tosses. If something goes wrong, cheerleaders can break bones and suffer from concussions.
Stress fractures are small, incomplete breaks to the bone. These fractures present as small cracks in the bone, and while the break is small, a stress fracture is still very uncomfortable. If you have a stress fracture, you are likely experiencing pain, weakness, and swelling. Your symptoms might be mild or severe, depending on the location of the stress fracture.