Category Archive: Sports Injuries

5 Tips for the Aging Athlete

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Research shows that as much as 50 percent of the declines in health due to aging are related to inactivity.5 Successful aging has been linked to genetics and a healthy lifestyle that consists of proper nutrition and exercise, but what about the aging athlete who isn’t a stranger to activity? What are some key considerations for seniors as their activity levels remain high, but their body’s physiologic response changes with age?

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Common Overuse Injuries in Young Athletes

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Children are susceptible to certain injuries because their growth plates are still open. Sever’s Disease, Osgood-Schlatter or Sinding-Larson-Johannsen (SLJ), and Little League Elbow are just a few diagnoses that children can acquire at the growth plates. Typically children diagnosed with these injuries are very active in sports, which may cause the overuse injury in the growth plate.

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7 Common Youth Basketball Injuries

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Basketball is a popular sport amongst youth athletes, but the duration of the season in combination with the athleticism required by players can lead to injury.

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Should You be Wearing Compression Socks?

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For decades, graduated compression socks have been used as a medical tool to combat deep vein thrombosis (DVTs). The socks have been found effective in reducing pain and swelling for bed-ridden and inactive patients which may support the prevention of the formation of blood clots.

A few years ago, however, athletes started wearing graduated compression socks while running and/or for recovery after endurance sports. But do compression socks really work?

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Plantar Fasciitis: Causes and Treatment Options

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Are you suffering from pain at the bottom of the heel? It is important to identify when symptoms occur, where they occur and what the symptoms feel like in order to classify the pain as plantar fasciitis (PF).

Common PF symptoms include pain with initial steps in the morning, pain with steps after prolonged rest and pain that is relieved with activity. Many patients wonder, what is causing these symptoms and why are they occurring? Also, how can physical therapy help relieve these symptoms? Discover the answer to these questions below.

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Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report: Week 3

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As week three of the NFL season gets ready to kickoff, many Fantasy Football players are starting to feel the impact of injuries.

Minor injuries may mean Fantasy Football team owners need to find a substitute for a starter this week, while more serious injuries can leave owners scrambling to find a permanent replacement on their roster. To help with the decision-making process, we are highlighting tips from Athletico’s Athletic Trainer Jacob Dailey each week throughout the NFL season. These tips, called the Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report, are put together to help Fantasy Football players adjust their lineups.

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Baseball and Softball: Pain After Pitching

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Types of pain and treatment options for athletes

Some discomfort in the throwing arm is common after a pitching session. After all, consistent overhead throwing is hard on the shoulder and elbow. But what is normal discomfort? What pains should be concerning to baseball/softball athletes? What pains should be examined by a professional? Find out more with the guide below:

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7 Differences Between Competitive Trampoline & Fun in the Backyard

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You may have caught the trampoline competitions at this year’s Olympic Games. The world watched in awe as athletes sprung 20 feet into the air and flipped multiple times before going right back up and flipping multiple times again.

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Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report

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The NFL’s season officially starts on Thursday, September 8th, which means that fans are already assembling their Fantasy Football teams.

To help you reign supreme in your league this year, we will be highlighting tips from Athletico’s Athletic Trainer Jacob Dailey throughout the season. These tips, dubbed the Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report, shed light on some of the league’s notable injuries and provide guidance on which players you should avoid and which players you may want to pick-up.

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US Soccer: U-17 Men’s National Team goes to India

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From May 11th -26th the U-17 Men’s National Team participated in the first every international youth soccer tournament held in the country of India.  India also happens to be the host country for the 2000’s age cycle world cup to be held in October of 2017.

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