Posts Categorized: Overuse Injury

Preventing Cross Country Running Injuries

Student athletes running in a race are commonly injured

One of the most popular after-school sports in the fall is competitive, long-distance running, known as cross country. Cross country is highly accessible and draws interest from students of all ages and ability levels.  Despite the fact that many running-related injuries are very preventable, the rate of injury remains quite high for cross country runners…. Read more »

Common Elbow Injuries In Young Athletes

A young baseball player, suffering from Little Leaguer's Elbow

While the socialization and fitness found through joining a sports team provides innumerable benefits for children and young adults, most activities come with a heightened risk of accidental injury. Elbow injuries are particularly common in kids and young adults who play sports, whether from day-to-day overuse or an acute incident, like falling. Because children often… Read more »

Preventing Overuse Injuries

Overuse injuries. They can stop you in your tracks and prevent you from moving your body the way you want to. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to mitigate your chances of developing an overuse injury. Read along to find out some general rules you can follow to stay healthy. Gradual Increases… Read more »

Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The carpal tunnel is located in our wrist and contains a nerve as well as several tendons used to flex our fingers and thumb. When the tunnel’s nerve gets compressed or pinched, this is known as carpal tunnel syndrome. A constant ache, weakness in the hand or wrist, as well as numbness, tingling, swelling or… Read more »

Common Sports Injuries For Kids: Learn More from Louisville Children’s Orthopedic Surgeon Stacie Grossfeld

  It’s important as parents, coaches and mentors that we encourage kids to live an active healthy life. This naturally includes participation in sports. However, all physical activities come with the risk of injury, especially as kids are prone to tumbles, scrapes, bumps and bruises. Being prepared for potential sports injuries is critical in that… Read more »

From Corporate Executive to Entrepreneur, Competitive Athlete Donna French Offers an Inspiring Family Story of Grit, Courage, Determination and Perseverance

Unexpected Career Pivot Leads to Joy Helping Others Get Fit When their son Hunter went away to college, Donna and Glen French found themselves in unfamiliar territory as neither of them had a job at the time. Having climbed the ranks of Brown & Williamson, Humana and Anthem, Donna was at a career crossroads armed… Read more »

When is it too Early for Youth Sport Specialization?

Dr. Brian Feeley considers sports specialization to be intensive, year-round training in a single sport with the exclusion to other sports. There was a concern that early single sport specialization may lead to increased rates of overuse injury and psychological burnouts. Dr. Brian Feeley, Julie Angel, AT-C and Dr. Rob LaPrade have come together to publish an article… Read more »

Youth Sports Injuries and Sports Specialized Intensive Training

Nowadays many kids are focusing in on becoming very good in one sport. This often involves investing a considerable amount of time, effort and interest in this one sport. Additionally, many parents and teachers encourage a child to focus on one sport in order to develop a higher proficiency. Yet sports specialization comes with physical complications for some young athletes including a higher… Read more »

Youth Sports Injuries: An Examination of Overuse Injuries and Trauma

As published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, E. Jesperson and colleagues (2013) conducted a cohort study to understand youth sports injuries. Researchers specifically looked at the incidence of traumatic and overuse injuries in kids ages 6 to 12 years. The research on youth sports injuries was conducted over a 2… Read more »