Treating a Sprained Ankle: Everything You Need to Know

Bandaging a sprained ankle helps stabilize the joint to tissues can heal.
After you sprain your ankle, knowing what to do in the first hours and days can help you ease pain and get moving again faster.

The 4 Types of Knee Sprains

The four main ligaments in the knee can be sprained.
You’ve heard of ACL injuries. But what are 3 other knee ligaments that athletes can sprain?

Should You Stretch Before Exercise?

Senior Couple Stretching
Stretching before exercise has become a topic of debate. When should you stretch, and why?

Why Are Achilles Tendon Injuries So Common in Athletes?

Medical illustration of an adult Achilles tendon rupture
If you’re an athlete, you may be at risk for an Achilles tendon injury. Find out why.

5 Exercises to Do on an Exercise Ball—from Easy to Advanced

illustration of ball half crunch exercise
Build your core strength and flexibility with these 5 exercise ball exercises.

What's Causing My Knee Pain?

illustration of the knee anatomy from a lateral view
The bones, tendons, ligaments, and muscles of your knee joint are all capable of being injured, which can trigger knee pain. This guide to knee injuries explains the common causes.

Should You Worry About a Stinger Injury?

Medical illustration of the brachial plexus nerves
When a nerve bundle in the neck is injured, it can cause an intense burning pain down the arm—a stinger.

Knee Hyperextension: When the Knee Bends Too Far

Image of a football play
When the knee is forced beyond its normal range, this knee hyperextension can cause injuries like a torn ACL.

Are Snapping Hips a Cause for Concern?

X-ray of the hips with hip joints highlighted in red
Snapping hip syndrome causes snapping or popping of the hip joints, but whether or not it causes pain can vary.

What You Need to Know About Kneecap Injuries

Medical illustration of a ruptured patellar tendon
Whether it’s dislocation, fracture, or something else, the kneecap is prone to a few different types of injuries. Learn about them and the symptoms they cause.

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