Treating a Sports Hernia

Athletic pubalgia is the technical term for the severe groin pain often called a sports hernia—although unlike a true hernia, no abdominal-cavity organs protrude where they should not. Because the cause of the pain is often missed or misidentified, an accurate...

Overuse Injuries in Youth Sports

I just read an article in the New York Times from April 5, 2011 citing guidelines on signs and symptoms of young athletes developing overuse injuries. The information can be found on www.journalof athletictraining.org by using search terms “pediatric overuse...

Team Sports: How Safe Are They?

The physical benefits of participating in sports are obvious in our increasingly obese society, but team sports also teach cooperation, responsibility to the team, mental preparedness and social development. What about the risk of injury? With the consequences of...

What is a rotator cuff tear?

A rotator cuff tear is common among people who repeat the same arm movement constantly, for example those engaged in sports activities like baseball, tennis, or are painters or window cleaners which involve regular and rigorous movement of arm, often experience pain...

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