Archive for August, 2013

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Concussions: The Invisible Injury.

Concussions: The Invisible Injury.

| August 27, 2013 | Reply

How can an injury you don’t see be so dangerous? Concussions are extremely dangerous injuries because you cannot see the damage, and sometimes, the initial symptoms are unclear. Concussions are generally caused by your head snapping forward or back with force. This causes your brain to crash into your skull, resulting in a bruise.

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Do Your Knees Hurt After Shooting Some Hoops?

Do Your Knees Hurt After Shooting Some Hoops?

| August 22, 2013 | Reply

Jumper’s Knee is a chronic overuse injury to the patellar tendon (the tendon between your knee cap and lower leg) from repetitive jumping. When you come down quickly after a jump, you bend your knees to absorb the shock. This forced bend stresses your patellar tendon and can sometimes cause pain and inflammation to where your tendon attaches to the bone.

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You Don’t Have to Play in the US Open to Suffer From Tennis Elbow

You Don’t Have to Play in the US Open to Suffer From Tennis Elbow

| August 15, 2013 | Reply

While the average joe does not hit the ball as hard as Serena or any other Tennis Pro, there is still a significant force being put through your wrist, elbows and shoulders, as well as stabilizing support muscles like hamstrings and groins that must cope with quick side to side, forward, and backward movements.

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Enjoy Beach Volleyball Without the Shoulder Injuries!

Enjoy Beach Volleyball Without the Shoulder Injuries!

| August 7, 2013 | Reply

Enjoying a game of beach volleyball at the lake this summer can lead to injuries. Unless you are on Team Canada, the spiking motion your arm has to go through to hit the ball is not one you do every day. As soon as you start using your muscles in a way they are not used to, you put yourself at risk for biceps and rotator cuff mayhem.

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