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Lonzo Ball and Justin Verlander - Groin Injuries: Risk Factors & Prevention

Lonzo Ball and Justin Verlander - Groin Injuries: Risk Factors & Prevention
(Photo: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports) With summer in full swing, people are spending more time outdoors enjoying their favorite recreational activities. In the past few weeks, I've noticed an increase in groin pain complaints, especially in soccer and ultimate Frisbee athletes. I've also noticed several occurrences in sports media mentioning at...
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A better way to recover from your ankle sprain - Part 2

A better way to recover from your ankle sprain - Part 2
In the last couple of posts we've been discussing the details of ankle sprains and rehab. The major issue with the treatment of this injury is that it's often left incomplete before athletes head back into action. The good news is that there is a better way to rehabilitate this injury. We hope that by shedding light on the issue we can get everyone...
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A better way to recover from your ankle sprain - Part 1

A better way to recover from your ankle sprain - Part 1
Unless an ankle sprain is particularly debilitating, the treatment for this injury is usually ice and rest. Last post we explored the anatomy of the ankle and the different types of ankle sprains. Now that we've covered the basics, we're going to take a closer look the current state of treatment and then how to build on this current regimen. Many ...
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What does it mean to sprain your ankle?

What does it mean to sprain your ankle?
This is probably one of the most common injuries incurred in sport. Inversion ankle sprains (the most common type) make up 25% of injuries affecting bones and muscles. Primary care physicians see about 1 million ankle sprains annually. So this injury happens a lot and most people tend to manage this injury themselves with some ice, some rest and ma...
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Back Pain: Why are back pain guidelines being ignored for our athletes?

Back Pain: Why are back pain guidelines being ignored for our athletes?
If you've been involved in any high level of sport you know that athletes have excellent access to medical attention. Usually there is a sports medicine team staffed with athletic therapists, doctors, physical therapists, and sometimes even massage therapists. These professionals often travel with the team and are focused solely on their care. When...
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