Archive for the ‘Health News’ Category

Preventing Skiing and Snowboarding Injuries

Tens of thousands of skiers and snowboarders enjoy snowsports every year, however few prepare for the rigorous physical demands that these sports place on the body. Although they can be safe sports, unexpected injuries may occur with improper preparation, varied snow conditions or poor judgment. Many injuries […]

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Preventing Wrestling Injuries

Wrestling, one of the world’s oldest sports, is offered at various levels of competition, including the Olympics, the American Athletic Union, the U.S. Wrestling Federation, and high school and college-sponsored tournaments. It’s a sport for all sizes of people, and both male and female participants compete, even […]

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Preventing Swimming Injuries

Swimming is among the most popular low-impact fitness activities, with more than a million competitive and recreational swimmers in the United States. More than one-third of these athletes practice and compete year-round. Elite swimmers may train more than five miles a day, putting joints through extreme repetitive […]

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Preventing Volleyball Injuries

Each year, more than 460,000 high school students — including more than 410,000 girls — participate in interscholastic volleyball. As participation has increased over the past two decades, the number of volleyball-related injuries has risen as well. While volleyball injuries rank lowest for all major sports, volleyball […]

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Preventing Golf Injuries

Golf looks like an easy game to play, hitting a stationary object with a club into a relatively wide open space. Well, think again! To become a good golfer, it is recommended that you start young and practice, practice, and practice. Golf historically is perceived as being […]

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Preventing Lacrosse Injuries  

With its roots in Native American cultures, lacrosse is America’s oldest and currently fastest growing team sport. Played by both girls and boys of all ages, it is a fast paced, free flowing game. Its’ combination of speed, quick change of direction, stick, ball, and contact make […]

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Preventing Cheerleading Injuries

Legend has it that cheerleading started with a University of Minnesota student standing up in the stands and leading his fellow students in “cheering” for their team during a football game. Cheerleading has morphed drastically since then. Today, it’s considered an athletic activity that incorporates elements of […]

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Knee Conditioning Program…AAOS

Purpose of Program After an injury or surgery, an exercise conditioning program will help you return to daily activities and enjoy a more active, healthy lifestyle. Following a well-structured conditioning program will also help you return to sports and other recreational activities. This is a general conditioning […]

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Rotator Cuff and Shoulder Conditioning Program…AAOS

Purpose of Program After an injury or surgery, an exercise conditioning program will help you return to daily activities and enjoy a more active, healthy lifestyle. Following a well-structured conditioning program will also help you return to sports and other recreational activities. This is a general conditioning […]

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Return to Play after ACL Reconstruction By Arun Ramappa, MD… STOP SPORTS INJURIES

Injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most common knee injuries sustained by athletes. Hearing news of this injury is often overwhelming for athletes as they know they will have to put their recreational or competitive careers on hold to allow for surgical […]

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