Signs of a Dislocated Kneecap

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.

How Age Affects Your Risk for a Meniscus Tear

Knee Bones
The knee’s meniscus is a thick layer of cartilage that can be injured and tear. Learn about the main causes of meniscus tears and how they change as we age.

Is Your Knee Pain Caused by Jumper’s Knee?

Volleyball
A common tendon injury in the knee, jumper’s knee, can affect people who play sports with repetitive jumping, running, or quick stopping and turning.

A Pain in the Butt: 5 Signs of Chronic Hamstring Tendinopathy

Hamstring
Pain deep in the buttocks is a sign of chronic injury to the tendons in the back of the thigh. Learn more about the distinctive signs of chronic hamstring tendinopathy.

8 Training Errors That Can Trigger IT Band Pain

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When a sharp pain strikes the outside of your knee--especially if you're a runner or cyclist--it's likely caused by IT band syndrome. Learn what training errors can contribute to IT band pain.

Does Kinesiology Tape Really Work?

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Many of the touted benefits of kinesiology tape have not been supported by research, particularly claims about long-term pain alleviation or improved strength or range of motion.

Why Are Women at Greater Risk for ACL Injuries?

Soccer
Statistics show that women are 2 to 10 times more likely to experience an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) than men. Learn why this is and what women may be able to do to prevent ACL tears.

Top 5 Injuries for Softball Players

Softball player
A large survey reveals the most common injuries to affect women who play fast-pitch softball. Learn what can be done to prevent and treat them.

3 Essential Hamstring Stretches to Prevent Injury

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Tight, inflexible hamstring muscles can lead to injury, but these 3 stretches can help protect you from hamstring injuries.

9 Tactics to Prevent Stress Fractures

Medical illustration of a hip stress fracture
Stress fractures occur when weakened bones are pushed too hard, but smart training and other strategies can help you prevent them.

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