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Preventing Sports Injuries

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  1. Avoiding Joint Injuries

    Common injuries include a twisted ankle, sprained wrist, overextended elbow and damaged knee ligaments. Fortunately, you can take steps to help prevent joint damage.

  2. Dehydration and Heat Stroke

    Dehydration and heat stroke are two very common heat-related diseases that can be life threatening if left untreated.

  3. Dislocations

    A dislocation occurs when extreme force is put on a ligament, allowing the ends of two connected bones to separate. Ligaments are flexible bands of fibrous tissue that connect various bones and cartilage.

  4. Heat-Related Illnesses (Heat Cramps, Heat Exhaustion, Heat Stroke)

    Children and teens are at greater risk for heat-related illnesses for several reasons. They adjust more slowly to changes in air temperature. They also produce more heat with activity and sweat less.

  5. How to Avoid Common Running Injuries

    Knowing about common injuries and how to prevent them can keep you on track toward achieving your fitness goals.

  6. How to Avoid Sports Injuries

    Sports injury rates could be reduced by 25 percent if all athletes — professionals and amateurs — followed essential safety, conditioning, and preventive strategies.

  7. Knees Are Casualties of Women's Sports

    Active women are at least twice as likely to suffer serious knee injuries as men, but it's not just athletes who are at risk.

  8. Lumbar Strain (Weight Lifter's Back)

    A lumbar strain is an injury to the lower back, which results in damaged tendons and muscles that spasm and feel sore.

  9. Overuse Injuries

    Detailed information on overuse injuries in children, including jumper's knee, patellar tendonitis, little leaguers' elbow, little leaguers' shoulder, osteochondritis dissecans, Sever's disease, shin splints, Sinding-Larsen-Johansson disease, spondylolisthesis, and spondylolysis

  10. Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper's Knee)

    Jumper's knee is also known as patellar tendonitis. It may be caused by overuse of the knee joint, such as frequent jumping on hard surfaces.

  11. Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runner's Knee)

    Runner's knee occurs when the kneecap rubs against the thighbone as it moves. The condition can be caused by a structural defect or a certain way of walking or running.

  12. Preventing Sports Injuries

    Good preventive steps: Warm up before you work out, alternate days for exercising certain muscle groups, and cool down when you're done.

  13. Shin Splints

    Shin splints involve damage to one of two groups of muscles along the shin bone that cause pain. The location of the shin splint pain depends on which group of muscles is damaged.

  14. Sports and Fractures

    Stress fractures are weak spots or small cracks in the bone caused by continuous overuse. They often occur in the foot after training for basketball, running, and other sports.

  15. Sports Injuries: When to Call the Doctor

    Sports injuries can be either acute traumatic, which require immediate medical care, or chronic overuse injuries.

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