Musculoskeletal

March 24 - Athletic Training Month Resource of the Day

As a follow up to yesterday tip of the day.  Here are some tips that may work for you as you try to avoid shin pain.

March 23 - Athletic Training Month Resource of the Day

Shin Splints vs Stress Fractures

With spring track season now underway for over 3 weeks, in New Jersey, we thought it would be good to explain the difference between shin splints vs stress fractures of the lower leg.

March 22 - Athletic Training Month Resource of the Day

"High" Ankle Sprain vs a "Common" Ankle Sprain

Ankle sprains are common injuries. In fact, they are one of the most common injuries encountered in the United States. But what is the difference between a common ankle sprain and a high ankle sprain? And why do athletes with a high ankle sprain seem to be out for a longer period of time? The reason lies in the anatomy of the ankle and the different ligaments injured in a common vs. high ankle sprain. 

March 16 - Athletic Training Month Resource of the Day

Sprains, Strains and Contusions

How to Recognize and Prevent the Aches and Pains Most Common to Athletic Play

Athletes of all skill levels are bound to suffer some degree of injury during play or even pre- or post game. But, what exactly is your ailment and how should you treat it?

Sprains result when you over stretch or tear your capsule or ligament. Ligaments are tissues that connect bone to bone. The joint capsule is similar to a ligament and surrounds the joint.

March 3 -Athletic Training Month Resource of the Day

Participation in youth sports is at an all-time high. With participation comes sports injuries: 

ACL Knee Injuries - An Ounce of Prevention is Priceless

Nearly a quarter of a million anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries occur each year in North America in athletes who participate in high demand sports such as soccer, football, and basketball.
 

March 27 - Athletic Training Month Resource of the Day

Preventing Little League Elbow

"Little League Elbow" -- is an inflammation of the inner elbow that affects an alarming number of youth baseball players across America. Pitchers are most affected by this injury, which is the result of the excessive stress on the growth plate in a child’s forearm caused by excessive throwing. Children who experience little league elbow often complain of pain on the inside of their elbows and an inability to fully extend their arms.

Because Curlers Can Pull Muscles, Too
The repetitive sliding and sweeping at the Olympic curling center exact a toll that physical therapists for the United States and Britain try to minimize. Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

Among the things that a curling team would not seem to need, an official athletic trainer might rank with a beach umbrella and a maid to sweep up after the athletes. But here is Brian McWilliams, a certified athletic trainer, on hand to treat any injury that might befall an American curler.
 
He knows what you are thinking.
 
“I get that all the time: ‘What injuries do they have?’ ” McWilliams said. “You know, it looks so simple. But it’s really a unique and difficult sport.”
 

How to Prevent a Pitching Sports Injuries

"The debate over youth pitching has shifted in recent years from what types of pitches youth pitchers should avoid to how many pitches are too many for a young throwing arm. The mechanics of throwing a curve ball won’t necessarily damage a young pitcher’s arm, but the repetitive throwing as a pitcher learns to throw a curve can be the source of minor and sometimes serious damage to the arm; causing elbow injury or shoulder injury."

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