Sports Safety: Simple Precautions can Prevent Snowmobiling Injuries

Snowmobiling is a popular winter activity. It’s fun, fast-paced, and it gives people an opportunity to get some fresh air during winter months when they’re usually cooped up indoors. However, if certain safety precautions are not taken, snowmobiling can be a dangerous sport. In 2006, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that 127,643 injuries (mostly concussions and fractures) were … Read More

Sports Safety: Offseason Conditioning to Prevent Injuries in Young Athletes

Each year, 3.4 million children aged 14 years or younger are treated for sports-related injuries in the United States (according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons). Many of these injuries are sprains and strains that take place at the beginning of each sports season because the young athletes participating in these sports didn’t maintain their fitness levels during the … Read More

Athletes and Injury: Safely Using Over-the-Counter Pain Relief Medication

Experiencing pain, soreness, or discomfort is an inevitable part of being an athlete, and many people find pain relief by taking common over-the-counter medications such as Aleve, Motrin, and Advil. These medications are all non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, also known as NSAIDs. NSAIDs can be effective pain relievers for many common athletic ailments, but like any medication, they come with their … Read More