NBA Discusses Concussions

In May, two players from the Golden State Warriors basketball team were cleared to play in the next game after taking a hit to the head. Both players were assessed and told that they didn’t have a concussion; however, concussion symptoms did show up the next day. This is what caused the NBA union to hire neurologists to decide if … Read More

Treat Shin Splints to Avoid Stress Fractures

The words “stress fracture” strike fear into all runners and athletes. It can mean no running for up to four to six weeks, but there are ways to prevent stress fractures. It is about listening to your body and recognizing the signs. Stress fractures are small cracks that have not yet gone completely through the bone. The shin is the … Read More

IT Band Syndrome for Runners

Most of the time pain comes from the source of an injury. However, that is not the case when it comes to Iliotibial Band Syndrome or ITBS. It is important to know the symptoms and treatment methods so you don’t have to be sidelined from running. ITBS is one of the most common overuse injuries among runners. The IT band … Read More

Post-Concussion Syndrome

Though an athlete may be cleared to play following a concussion recovery, there is a chance that some symptoms will linger. Post-concussion syndrome (PCS) does not occur in every patient, and it is unknown why some develop the condition and others do not. It may take weeks for PCS symptoms to appear. The condition is diagnosed when a person who … Read More

The Health Risks of Overtraining Female Athletes: The Female Triad

Body weight is a split issue when comparing male and female athletes. When training, males are trying to bulk up while females are trying to slim down. Males consume more calories while working out, while females try to cut calories while workout. This practice can be problematic for a female’s body in the long run. Cutting calories and performing activities … Read More

The Benefits of Cross-Training

You might be an avid runner in very good condition but have back pain every time you pick up your child. Maybe you do a lot of weight-bearing activities but can’t make it once around the block while riding bikes with your family. Cross-training can be extremely beneficial for both the elite athlete and the weekend warrior. Runners use their … Read More

Helmet Safety and Football-Related Concussions

When it comes to sports with the most concussions, football takes a real hit. And not professional: 47 percent of all reported sports concussions occurred during high school football. It’a common knowledge that a well-fitted helmet is important in aiding against concussions. However, testing standards for football helmets only recently included concussion prevention as part of the equation. With concussion … Read More

Does neck strength affect your risk of concussions?

Proper technique and well-fitted equipment are two of the most important factors in concussion prevention. But new research has surged that neck strength may have an impact in preventing head injuries as well. The theory behind this is that stronger neck muscles will help cushion against and decrease the linear and rotational forces that cause concussions. In a study by … Read More

Safety During Winter Sports

Becoming injured during winter sports can put a damper on an already snowy season. Learn how to keep the fun in winter and be safe during this cold time of year. Dress properly – Wearing multiple layers of loose, water and wind resistant clothing can provide warmth and protection. Layers allow you to accommodate your body’s ever-changing temperature. Make sure to wear … Read More

Are Your Shoes Causing Foot Pain?

Often we think of pain as a result of injury, overexertion, or a pre-existing condition, but have you ever considered that your foot pain may be avoidable? Shoe choice is a major component of foot health, despite it often being overlooked. Whether you already have foot problems or are currently experiencing pain, take a look at these tips for picking … Read More