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Sports Injuries and Management

Sports injuries are injuries that occur most commonly during sports or exercise. They can be due to poor training, inadequate warm up, lack of conditioning, or trauma. Learn about various sports injuries and how the best ways to prevent and treat them.

Physical Therapy after a Shoulder Dislocation
Learn about what to expect from physical therapy after a shoulder dislocation.

Physical Therapy after a Shoulder Labrum Tear
A torn shoulder labrum may require physical therapy to help improve your ability to fully move your arm.

Physical Therapy After a Boxer's Fracture
A boxer's fracture in the hand can limit your function and normal mobility. Learn how physical therapy can help after suffering a boxer's fracture.

How to Make a Reusable Ice Pack
Directions on how to make an ice pack that doesn't turn into a giant block of ice.

What Are the Causes of Shoulder Pain?
Common causes of shoulder pain and shoulder dysfunction.

Common Shoulder Surgeries
Learn about the common types of shoulder surgery that may require physical therapy for rehabilitation.

Common Baseball Injuries
Baseball is a fun summer sport, but can also result in a few common injuries. Learn more about the injuries you are at risk for while playing this great past time.

Common Sports Injuries
Athletes often sustain injuries when performing sporting activities. Review the most common sports injuries

A Guide to Ankle Injuries and Rehabilitation
Learn more about common ankle injuries and exercises to rehab ankle disorders.

Achilles Tendonitis
An overview of Achilles tendonitis, including symptoms, prevention, and management.

Ankle Sprains
A review of the symptoms and management of ankle sprains, using physical therapy.

Icing an Injury
Icing an injury helps to slows the inflammation and swelling that occurs after damage to a muscle, tendon, or ligament.

ACL Injuries
ACL injuries are among the most common sport related knee injuries. Approximately 100,000 – 200,000 people in the United States acquire a torn or ruptured ACL every year.

Runner's Knee
Jumpers knee, also known as patellar tendonitis, occurs when the patellar tendon becomes inflammed.

Patellofemoral Syndrome
Patellofemoral Syndrome is a condition where the patella does not track correctly on the femur. As a result, knee pain is experienced with activity.

Risk Factors for Stress Fractures
A review of the risk factors for stress fractures.

Common Running Injuries
Running makes people more susceptible to certain injuries of the legs. Review a few of the injuries in this article.

Shin Splints
Shin splints are an overuse injury that results in pain along the lower leg area. Learn more about shin splints in this profile.

Groin Strain
A groin strain results when the adductor muscles of the thigh are overstretched.

Ankle Sprain Treatment
The McKinley Health Center provides a comprehensive look at the management of an ankle sprain.

Golfer's Elbow
Golfer's elbow is an inflammatory disorder of the muscles that flex the wrist.

Iliotibial Band Syndrome
Iliotibial band syndrome is an inflammatory disorder that affects the lateral thigh and knee.

Runner's Knee
Runner's knee, or patellofemoral syndrome, is caused by the patella bone rubbing on the femur. Review the symptoms, causes, and management of runner's knee.

Stress Fractures
A stress fracture is an overuse injury that results when muscles are over worked. Read this article to learn more about stress fractures and how to treat them.

Turf Toe
Turf toe is a sprain at the base of the base toe. Learn what causes this injury and where its name came from.

Tennis Elbow
Tennis elbow is an injury not only experienced by tennis players. Learn the cause and symptoms.

The Unhappy Triad
The Unhappy Triad involves an injury to three specific structures of the knee. Learn what these structures are and how this injury occurs.

Sprain Vs. Strain
A review of the difference between strains and sprains.

Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation - Management of Acute Injuries
RICE is an acronym used for the initial management of acute sports injuries. Learn how to put these steps into effect.

Turf Toe
All you need to know about the causes, symptoms, and rehabilitation of turf toe are reviewed by MedFriendly.

Exercises to Rehab a Sprained Ankle
Use these rehabilitation exercises to regain strength in your sprained ankle and help prevent future injury.

Runner's Knee
Runner's knee is a commonly experienced disorder. Learn the medical name of this condition and how to treat it.

Tennis Elbow
Tennis elbow is caused by an inflammation of the tendons that extend the wrist. Review an in depth description of this disorder and multiple rehabilitation exercises in the management of tennis elbow.

Golfer's Elbow
Spent too much time on the golf course? Review the cause, symptoms, and management of golfer's elbow.

The Top Five Running Injuries
Learn about the top five running injuries and discover how physical therapy can help.

Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome
Phyiscal Therapy treatment strategies for ili0tibial band friction syndrome (ITBS).

Patellofemoral Stress Syndrome
Learn about patellofemoral stress syndrome, a common cause of knee pain.

Ski and Snowboard Conditioning Exercises
Simple exercises can keep the legs strong and flexible to prepare for heading out to the slopes to ski or snowboard.

Physical Therapy After Lateral Release Surgery
Physical therapy can help you improve function and return to normal activity after surgery for patella dislocation.

Patella Dislocation Physical Therapy
Physical therapy can help decrease the pain and loss of function associated with a dislocated patella.

Ultrasound Application Techniques
There are many different methods that your physical therapist can use to apply ultrasound to your body.

Shoulder Rotator Cuff Strengthening Exercises with a Resistance Band
Start strengthening your rotator cuff muscles in your shoulder to help prevent shoulder pain and dysfunction or to regain normal motion after injury or surgery.

Ice Tape
Ice Tape can be useful to provide cooling compression after injury.

Iontophoresis in Physical Therapy
Learn about iontophoresis, a form of electrical stimulation often used in physical therapy.

Which Running Shoes Will Help Me Prevent Injury?
Will specific running shoes help you prevent common running injuries?

Prevent ACL Injuries by Jumping and Landing Properly
Learn how to jump and land properly to prevent knee ACL injuries.

Five Ways to Prevent ACL and Knee Injuries
Learn ways to prevent knee injuries and ACL sprains while participating in high intensity sports and athletic activities.

Speed's Test for Biceps Tendonitis
If you have shoulder pain, your physical therapist may perform Speed's test to determine if biceps tendonitis may be causing it.

Physical Therapy after an ACL Tear
Learn what to expect from physical therapy if you have injured your knee and suffered an ACL sprain or tear.

The Alfredson Protocol for Achilles Tendonitis
The Alfredson protocol is a method of progressive eccentric loading of your Achilles' tendon to treat Achilles tendinopathy.

Emergency Treatment for Acute Injuries: The P.O.L.I.C.E. Principle
If you have suffered an acute musculoskeletal injury, you may benefit from the P.O.L.I.C.E. principle to treat sprains and strains.

Sets, Reps, and Exercise Terms Used in Physical Therapy
Learn the lingo that pertains to exercise that your physical therapist may use.

Best Things to Do Now to Treat Foot Pain from Plantar Fasciitis
Learn self-care strategies to manage your plantar fasciitis.

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