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  • Common Sports Related Injuries of the Hand and Wrist

    Common Sports Related Injuries of the Hand and Wrist

    Wrist sprains are a common injury that seems to affect those who participate in volleyball, tennis, and hockey at a somewhat higher rate. These sports involve excessive usage of the hands, which means that the wrists are always exposed to injuries. A wrist sprain occurs when a ligament is torn or stretched, and frequently occurs by falling over the wrist, or twisting it abnormally while playing a sport.

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  • Runner’s Knee

    Runner’s Knee

    Runner’s knee can affect one or both knees and is often seen in younger, recreational runners (and twice as many women as men – this is due to the fact that women tend to have wider hips), which results in a greater angling of the thighbone to the knee which, in turn, puts the kneecap(s) under more stress. Symptoms of runner’s knee include tenderness behind or around the patella (knee cap), usually toward its center. You may feel pain toward the back of the knee, a sense of cracking or that the knee’s giving out. The condition tends to worsens when athletes run uphill, downhill, or up and down stairs. A popping sensation is sometimes audible. In the worst cases, the knee may swell.

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  • Sports, Kids and Sports Injuries

    Sports, Kids and Sports Injuries

    In recent years, there have been a multitude of other sports enter the mainstream options for young athletes. For instance, team sports like soccer and lacrosse are now just as common as baseball, football, and basketball. Children are also starting to join teams at younger ages, which means that training – some of which can be quite intensive depending upon the competitiveness and “select” nature of the team – begins earlier as well. And, while it may seem like your little basketball player is going to be the next Michael Jordan, it’s always good to remember that “specializing” in a sport – especially at a young age – can often times do more harm than good. This is due to the fact that kids who concentrate on a single sport at too young an age are much more likely to develop foot and ankle injuries (not to mention burnout) when compared to their more mature counterparts.

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