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Archive for May, 2011

Sports Related Injuries
Posted on May 4th, 2011

Sports related injuries can plague any athlete, from the most seasoned professional to a novice just testing the waters. The most common sports related injuries are often a result of either overuse (excessive wear & tear) or strain (a pull or tear in a muscle or tendon). High impact sports such as running, aerobics or dance tend to lead to the most injuries. Other sports with high risk are those with overhead movements like tennis or baseball. As a result the most injured joints tend to be the ankle, knee, shoulder and elbow. The excessive repetitive pressure on a runner’s feet can be two to four times his body weight. Even leisurely walking can produce additional pressure, usually close to 1.5 times more. To help avoid…

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