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People who Don’t Allow Hip or Groin Injuries to Heal, Risk Subsequent Hip or Groin Injuries

Athletes who injure the hip or groin, sustaining injuries like bone stress fractures and groin strains, are two to seven times more likely to injure the same area again, researchers found when they looked at a collection of studies on the topic. The researchers also found higher risks for hip and groin injuries among […]

Neuromuscular Training Reduces ACL Injuries in Athletes

People who play soccer, basketball, handball and volleyball know these sports can be tough on the knees. Researchers have long asked whether anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, which are common among athletes who bend, jump, land and pivot, are avoidable. It appears there is a way to cost-effectively prevent the injuries, at least in […]

Strength and Balance Training Prevent Sports-related Injury, Analysis Finds

To avoid sports-related injuries, athletes should focus on strength and balance training, according to research published October 2013 in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. While stretching might help in some aspects of sports performance, it doesn’t seem to measure up when it comes to injury prevention.

Researchers from Denmark and Norway analyzed and […]

High Risk of Overuse Injuries among Ironman-distance Triathletes

Athletes who train for Ironman-distance triathlon events are at high risk for overuse injuries, according to a new study.

Researchers, who published their results in September 2013 in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, studied 174 participants in the 2011 Norseman Xtreme Triathlon in Norway. The triathlon is an ironman distance, where athletes swim, […]