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I have become a member of STOP Sports Injuries!!

.                   STOP Sports Injuries Campaign Welcome Welcome, Vincent Santoro, MD, as an official collaborating organization of STOP Sports Injuries! Your support is yet another step toward helping bring awareness and education to preventing overuse and traumatic injuries in young athletes. Editor’s note: My goal […]

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Preventing Soccer Injuries

Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world and the fastestgrowing team sport in the United States. Although soccer provides an enjoyable form of aerobic exercise and helps develop balance, agility, coordination, and a sense of teamwork, soccer players must be aware of the […]

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Preventing Hockey Injuries

Ice hockey is a finesse sport that requires a unique combination of speed, power, and teamwork. As a result, players are at risk for specific injury patterns—some of them avoidable.  Download this PDF Share this page: WHAT ARE THE RISK FACTORS FOR HOCKEY INJURIES? The chance of […]

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Preventing Rowing Injuries

Rowing is an unusual sport in that the athletes sit facing the stern of the boat with their feet anchored in sneakers attached to a foot stretcher. The rowing stroke is a continuous repeated cycle, from a position with the legs extended, elbows flexed, and the oar […]

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Preventing Tennis Injuries

Tennis, played worldwide, is one of the most popular racket sports. A high number of tournaments for competitive tennis players may lead to overuse injuries, such as “tennis elbow” or wrist injuries. For noncompetitive tennis players, improper or inadequate physical and technique training may be the cause […]

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Preventing Basketball Injuries

Basketball was first introduced to the world in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith, using a soccer ball and two peach baskets. Today’s high-speed, physical sport scarcely resembles the original game. With modern basketball’s fast pace game come many opportunities for injuries. It is estimated that more than […]

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Preventing Football Injuries

Football is one of the most popular sports played by young athletes, and it leads all other sports in the number of injuries sustained. In 2007, more than 920,000 athletes under the age of 18 were treated in emergency rooms, doctors’ offices, and clinics for football-related injuries, […]

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Preventing Softball Injuries

Softball injuries in young athletes are on the rise and nearly as frequent as baseball injuries, but they generally result in less time lost to competition. These injuries most commonly involve the back, shoulder, forearm, wrist, and hand. Pitchers are not more prone to injury than position […]

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Preventing Martial Arts Injuries

Martial arts are a popular form of exercise and sport worldwide. After soccer, Judo is the most practiced sport in the world. There are hundreds of different styles of martial arts, each being mechanically, philosophically, culturally, and geographically diverse. In the United States there are an estimated […]

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Preventing Running Injuries

Running is a great form of exercise, recreation, and sport participation for adults, adolescents, and children. Whether alone or in a team environment, running, when done properly, can enhance physical fitness, coordination, sense of accomplishment and physical and emotional development. However, running under adverse conditions or with […]

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