Ankle Injuries in Basketball Players

With basketball season underway, it is important to be aware of the possible injuries that can occur in basketball players and how to prevent or treat those issues. Aching ankles are common in basketball players and can occur abruptly from a sudden injury or develop over time. This condition may not only have an effect on the way you play, … Read More

Workouts for Winter

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you can’t continue exercising. The snow may present some challenges to your normal regimen, but there are several alternative workouts you can try to keep you moving in the winter. Cross-country skiing is a great workout, exercising all of your major muscle groups. This aerobic activity is still gentle on the joints, and … Read More

Wrist Injuries in Snowboarders

While skiers are more likely to injure their knees, snowboarders ride with both feet fixed to the board – ACL and MCL damage isn’t as common in this case. However, snowboarders do suffer fractures nearly twice as much as skiers do. These occur mostly in the wrist as a result from stretching out one’s hands while falling. The severity of … Read More

Winter Safety for Kids

Though the temperatures are dropping, winter still provides a whole new aspect of fun for kids. It’s easy to stay safe and still enjoy the cold weather. Certain cold-weather activities can lead to accidents, especially if kids haven’t been properly trained or are not supervised by adults.  Make sure your kids have the right equipment specific to their activity (including … Read More

Common Injuries for Skiers

Skiing is a popular activity amongst all age groups, but it also accounts for more than 140,000 injuries each year. The most common injuries occur in the knees, shoulders, legs and head. Damage to the Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) is the most common ski-related injury. These occur when the lower leg twists outwards, putting extra pressure on this particular ligament. … Read More