The use of knee braces in sports medicine is a controversial topic. Knee braces are used for a wide variety of problems and conditions. But do knee braces help?
Most runners are enthusiastic about their sport and take steps to work out safely. But injuries like stress fractures and muscle strains, among others, are common and can sideline you, sometimes for weeks if not months.
Joints emit a variety of noises, including popping, snapping, catching, clicking, grinding, grating and clunking. The technical term for these noises is "crepitus", from the Latin "to rattle".
Orthopedic surgeons should examine hip range of motion and look for asymmetry in baseball pitchers who present with shoulder pain, according to a presenter at the Advances in Throwing Symposium: Latest on Injury Treatment and Performance Optimization.
A tear to the medial collateral ligament in the knee can cause pain, swelling, and a lack of stability in the knee. Treatment is usually with ice, a knee brace, and physical therapy. Surgery may be necessary in rare cases.
By practicing a pregame plan for these strenuous workouts, you'll be less likely to experience injuries that could leave you sidelined.
In this slideshow, Yale Medicine orthopedic surgeons share surprising insights about hip surgeries.
Physical therapy helps people recover from sports injuries, but it also can help prevent them, an expert says.
Skiing, snowboarding, skating and sledding are great ways to have winter fun, but be sure to take steps to reduce your risk of injuries, experts say.
For a decade, the research has been clear: static, hold-the-pose stretches prior to athletic activity diminish performance and might even open athletes up to injury.