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OVERTRAINING SYNDROME: WHAT IS IT? — AND HOW TO AVOID IT

Competitive athletes learn from their first day of training that in order to become better, stronger, and faster, they need to train harder than they have ever done before. They also know that overtraining is a real possibility, this creates a delicate balance between training hard and getting the proper rest.

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Orthopedics specializing in Sports Medicine? Reasons to visit a Orthopedic SPECIALIST.

What is sports medicine?

Orthopedic Sports Medicine is a subspecialty of orthopedics that focuses on the sports related injuries. The sports medicine specialty was created out of a need to help people recover faster and return to play. It is part of the larger field called orthopedics, a medical specialty that focuses on the musculoskeletal injuries (bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons,...

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Common High School Sports Injuries

 

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Achilles Tendon injuries: Signs, Symptoms, and Causes

Is your Achilles tendon causing you pain? You may have an injury that needs treatment. Learn about the types of Achilles tendon injuries that exist and how to recognize them.

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Plantar Fasciitis In runners | What is it & how can it be treated

By:Rob S Williams, MD July 17, 2019 sports injuries, Running

Planter fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain.  When you first wake up in the morning and swing your feet out of bed, do your first few steps feel stiff or painful? Or does your heel hurt when you stand up after a long time sitting? If so, you may have the condition known as plantar fasciitis: an inflammation or swelling of the band of tissue along the bottom of your foot.

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Cross Country Running: Risks and Injury Prevention

 

 What is cross country running? Cross country is an outdoor endurance sport that can be mentally challenging and fun. This type of running and racing has both a physical and psychological component. You’re not only putting one foot in front of the other; you’re also thinking ahead to obstacles and changes in the trail or course.

 For example, how will you clear that stone without tripping?...

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5 More Easy Ways to Avoid Sports Injuries (Part 2)

By:Kristen Havens November 22, 2017 sports injuries

In the previous post, we addressed the prevalence of sports-related injuries in Texas and the U.S. Every year, 8.6 million Americans hurt themselves participating in athletics, and almost half of these are children and teens.

 

Contrary to what many people think, sports injuries don’t just happen to high school, college, and professional athletes playing competitive sports or contact sports...

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10 Easy Ways to Avoid Sports Injuries (Part 1)    

By:Kristen Havens November 20, 2017 sports injuries

 

Sports injuries are incredibly common in Texas and throughout the United States. Nationally, about 8.6 million sports-related injuries occur per year; about 3.5 million of those reported injuries happen to children and teens. From organized team sports to skateboarding, trampoline jumping, and playground injuries, getting hurt having fun is a pretty widespread issue for Americans of all ages.

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why are concussions becoming such a problem?

In recent years, the general public has become more educated about the dangers of concussions than at any previous time in history. This increased awareness may be attributed in part to advances in sports medicine, improvements in diagnosis and treatment, and increased media coverage — particularly of major sports stars, both past and present, who have suffered career-threatening head injuries.

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Head Injuries -- common types and causes

 

A head injury is defined generally as trauma to the cranium (skull), scalp, or the brain. The two basic categories of traumatic head injury are open head injuries, in which the skull is broken or pierced, or closed head injuries, in which the skull remains closed/unbroken.

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