Posts Categorized: Leg Injuries

ACL Injuries in Non-Contact Sports

Over 100,000 ACL injuries occur every year in the United States. ACL injuries in non-contact sports account for 70 percent of all ACL injuries. Non-contact sports such as basketball, tennis, ice skating, and golfing have the potential to cause serious ACL injuries. For example, a basketball player dribbling down the court comes to a sudden stop…. Read more »

Hamstring Strain? Prevention and Rehabilitation Tips

Sudden sharp pain, popping, tearing and tenderness — these are the general symptoms associated with hamstring strains. This injury can be sidelining and chronic if you do not take the appropriate precautions or steps towards rehabilitation. While most hamstring strains occur on the field or court during a soccer, football, or basketball game, they are… Read more »

The High Cost of Hockey Injuries

NHL Injuries Come with High Costs The fiscal importance of sports injury prevention is emphasized in a recent medical study by Dr. Michael Cusimano at Toronto’s St. Michael’s Hospital. National Hockey League (NHL) teams and their insurance companies paid over $650 million in salary to NHL players who were unable to play due to sports… Read more »

Football Injuries – NFL Injury Update 2013

An elite athlete who is a pro football player has a career in the NFL on average for 3.6 years. Pro football players tend to sustain football injuries at much younger ages than the general population. Two interesting studies were published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine in 2013 looking specifically NFL football injuries…. Read more »