Athletic & Sport Injuries Articles & Resources Category

20 04, 2018

Symptoms Of A Hamstring Strain

By |April 20th, 2018|

A hamstring strain is a common pain that strikes many athletes. At the back of your thigh, there are three muscles that run along from your buttock to the backs of your knees. A hamstring strain is the injury or tear of one or more of these muscles. It varies from a mild hamstring pull to a tear. This strain usually occurs at the base of the buttocks or in the middle part of the back thigh, right where the tendon joins the muscle. Some people have the hamstring strain symptoms way before the pain completely puts them down or forces them to see a doctor. For this reason, it is important [...]

5 02, 2018

Common Sports Injuries- Golfer’s Elbow Part 5

By |February 5th, 2018|Tags: , , |

 What is Golfer's Elbow? If you love to stay healthy and fit you probably have heard of this common sports injury- golfer's elbow.  Golfer's elbow is a tendon irritation on the inside of your arm.  It is usually worst with golfing, picking up objects, opening doors, or even writing with a pencil or pen. The correct medical term for golfer's elbow is medial epicondylitis. The medial epicondyle is a bony process on the inside of your elbow. Several elbow muscles attach on this bony protuberance and can produce pain when they are overworked or irritated. Here is a quick image where you can see where the pain is usually present: This [...]

22 01, 2018

IT Band – Common Sports Injuries Part 4

By |January 22nd, 2018|Tags: , , |

Common Sports Injuries... IT Band Friction Syndrome One of the most common sports injuries of all is iliotibial band friction syndrome (IT Band). In this post, we'll disclose: The anatomy of the IT Band Symptoms of IT Band Why Physical Therapy For Knee Pain Can Help Why Sportsmed Physical Therapy Is Different.... The Anatomy of the IT Band The IT band is a long thick band that runs across the lateral part of your knee. It starts at your hip and runs just distal to your knee. Usually your symptoms are at the level of your knee. This band helps stabilize the lateral knee and hip, however, when irritated it can be [...]

14 01, 2018

ACL Tear- Common Sports Injuries Part 3

By |January 14th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

The Dreaded ACL TEAR.... We have all heard of the dreaded ACL tear. Whether your a basketball player, football player, or even a volleyball player all athletes can be exposed to this knee injury.  Although surgery has helped many athletes, it's not a guarantee. Many athletes struggle regaining knee motion and strength which results in many lost years competing and potential ending of their career. In this post we'll cover the following:  What is an ACL Tear The Different Types of ACL Repair ACL Physical Therapy Or ACL Rehab ACL Surgery Recovery TimeLine Concluding Thoughts On ACL Tears What Is An ACL Tear? Your here because you have either injured your knee [...]

8 01, 2018

Plantar Fasciitis- Common Sports Injuries Part 2

By |January 8th, 2018|

The Second Most Common Sports Injury... Plantar Fasciitis Do you have pain at the bottom of your foot when walking or running? Does it start out really painful and lessen as you move around? If so, you may be suffering from planar fasciitis. In this post, you'll learn exactly what plantar fasciitis is, its symptoms, how to prevent it from happening, and.... What you can do to find plantar fasciitis relief. What Exactly Is Plantar Fasciitis? The plantar fascia is a small tissue on the bottom of your foot. It encases all tendons and helps to distribute forces across your foot when walking, running, etc. However, when beginning a new workout or [...]

27 12, 2017

What Is Sports Physical Therapy?

By |December 27th, 2017|Tags: |

Everything You Want To Know About Sports Physical Therapy Are you suffering from an injury, ache, or pain as a fitness enthusiast or athlete? Does it prevent you from playing your best or even working out hard and living an active lifestyle?  You may benefit from sports physical therapy. In this post, we'll disclose why you need to see a sport physical therapist rather than one at your local hospital system, what a sport therapist can do, and where you can find one. What Is Sports Physical Therapy? Sports physical therapy deals with athletes and fitness enthusiasts that value their health and have an injury that prevents them from being active. For [...]

8 12, 2017

How to Prevent Running Injuries (Part 3): Increasing Your Hip Mobility

By |December 8th, 2017|

Hip Mobility Exercises For Runners..... Over the last few weeks we have disclosed that your glutes to be strong and that your ankles need to be mobile to prevent running injuries.... If you've missed those posts you can check them out by going here. We've saved the best for last in this final tip series. That is- increasing the mobility of your hip to prevent running injuries. You may be asking why your hip needs more mobility when running? Glad you asked. Here's exactly why.... Why Your Hip Needs More Mobility to Run Pain Free? Over the last few weeks we have disclosed that your glutes to be strong and that your [...]

21 11, 2017

How to Prevent Running Injuries (Part 1)

By |November 21st, 2017|

Introduction to Running Injuries Running injuries and ailments are common place in those that love to stay fit, active, and run. Unfortunately, it doesn't necessarily have to be this way.... Some injuries may not be preventable but a good majority of them can be prevented with a sound training program and applying some of the content within these next few posts. Over the next few blogs, were going to disclose 3 things that most runners can and should work on to prevent running injuries. The three things that most runners need to work on include: Strengthening your glutes Increase the mobility of your ankle and proper shoe wear and.... Stretching your hips Now [...]