Hamstring Pull Needs Time to Heal

Common Injury Plagues Muscle Group A hamstring pull is one of those non-discriminating injuries that affect professional athletes and weekend warriors alike, without prejudice. It can be triggered by any sudden and forceful movement: Kicking a soccer ball; lunging forward while skiing; jumping up to make a slam-dunk in the driveway. One patient explained that…

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Plantar Fasciitis Takes Pro Athletes Out of the Game

Super Bowl may be decided by a hidden factor: sore feet Last fall, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. While the veteran has played through multiple injuries— name an NFL quarterback who hasn’t— he is 39 years old and is the first to admit he doesn’t bounce back like he used to….

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Sports Injuries in Youth Rising in U.S.

With all of the emphasis on fitness, few Americans realize that sports injuries have risen dramatically in school-age children. While bumps, bruises and even broken bones have been with us forever, today athletes between the ages of 12 and 15 suffer 47% of all concussions. Most of these are preventable and predictable, according to an…

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