Category Archive for: ‘Sports Injury’

How a Warm-Up Routine Can Save Your Knees

By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Rupturing an anterior cruciate ligament in the knee is a nightmare. As the parent of a teenage son who is seven months out from A.C.L. reconstruction surgery, I can attest to the physical and psychological toll it can take, not to mention the medical bills. But a practical new study suggests that changing how sports teams warm up …

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Ask Well: Exercises for Shoulder Pain

By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS What are some exercises and tips for those of us with shoulder (rotator cuff) injuries and pain? It seems to be very common. You are certainly right that sore shoulders are common, especially as a person ages. About half of all middle-aged tennis players suffer from shoulder pain, according to a 2012 study in The British Journal of Sports …

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That Little Voice Inside Your Twinge

June 24, 2009By GINA KOLATANew York Times A COLLEAGUE of mine at The Times who is a triathlete had a question: Everyone tells you to listen to your body, but what are you supposed to listen to? Turns out it’s not so obvious. Deena Kastor, the American record holder for the marathon, interprets the advice selectively. “Running isn’t always comfortable,” …

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Stretching: The Truth

November 2, 2008THE NEW YORK TIMES/PHYS EDBy GRETCHEN REYNOLDS WHEN DUANE KNUDSON, a professor of kinesiology at California State University, Chico, looks around campus at athletes warming up before practice, he sees one dangerous mistake after another. “They’re stretching, touching their toes. . . . ” He sighs. “It’s discouraging.” If you’re like most of us, you were taught the …

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Female Sports Injuries Soar

Athletes getting hurt at higher rate than men, research findsSharon Kirkey, Canwest News ServicePublished: Saturday, August 02, 2008The Windsor Star An ACL is a tiny ligament the size of a pinky that stabilizes the knee. When it ruptures or tears — and Michael Sokolove prefers the word rupture “because it just sort of disintegrates and turns into mush” — it …

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Athletics: Career-ending Injuries Leave Mental Scars

By Martin RenzhoferThe Salt Lake TribuneArticle Last Updated: 06/30/2008 01:55:48 AM MDT … To be an athlete at a high level requires passion and dedication. To compete at such a high level requires high intensity as well as physical and mental health. What happens when injury forces an athlete, such as Schlauder, to have her dream snatched away while still …

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