Sports-health Blog

The 4 Types of Knee Sprains

You’ve heard of ACL injuries. But what are 3 other knee ligaments that athletes can sprain?

The four main ligaments in the knee can be sprained including fibular collateral ligament, posterior cruciate ligament, anterior cruciate ligament, and tibial collateral ligament. Read More

Should You Stretch Before Exercise?

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

Senior couple stretching outdoors Read More

Why Are Achilles Tendon Injuries So Common in Athletes?

If you’re an athlete, you may be at risk for an Achilles tendon injury. Find out why.

Medial view of an adult Achilles tendon rupture Read More

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

Build your core strength and flexibility with these 5 exercise ball exercises.

Ball half crunch exercise Read More

What's Causing My Knee Pain?

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.

Knee anatomy from a lateral view labeling femur, patella, cartilage, tibia Read More

Should You Worry About a Stinger Injury?

When a nerve bundle in the neck is injured, it can cause an intense burning pain down the arm—a stinger.

Anterior view of the brachial plexus nerves in the neck and shoulder Read More

Knee Hyperextension: When the Knee Bends Too Far

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

Football players on the field Read More

Are Snapping Hips a Cause for Concern?

Snapping hip syndrome causes snapping or popping of the hip joints, but whether or not it causes pain can vary.

X-ray of the hips with hip joints highlighted in red Read More

What You Need to Know About Kneecap Injuries

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.

Anterior view of a ruptured patellar tendon Read More

Signs of a Dislocated Kneecap

The kneecap, or patella, can be dislocated by a blow to the front of the knee. Learn the symptoms that can point to this injury.

Highlighting the kneecap in relation to the knee joint. Read More