Injury Prevention

How You Can Exercise While Injured

By St Helena Sports Medicine
August 15, 2018

Imagine going to the gym on crutches and hobbling up to a machine. You’re going to get some looks, but if you know what you’re doing then it’s okay. But you must be careful and do your research before you get antsy and drive to your favorite gym or facility, ready to push yourself. If ... read more

Knowing the Signs of a Concussion

By St Helena Sports Medicine
August 15, 2016

A concussion is a type of traumatic injury to the brain that is caused by a blow or sudden jolt to the head. It can also be brought on when you suffer a blow to the body that causes your head and brain to move back and forth quickly. If you incur a major bump ... read more

Common Ways to Injure Your Achilles Tendon

By editor
November 15, 2015

Injuries to the Achilles tendon, the tissue that connects the calf muscles to the heel bone, involve partial and complete tears (also called rupture) of the tendon. It’s not an uncommon injury—whether on the sports field or simply during everyday activities. Here’s a look at some of the common ways people tend to tear their ... read more

How To Protect Yourself From Common Sports Injuries

By admin
February 28, 2015

Some sports-related injuries cannot be avoided because accidents happen. However, there are some ways you can protect yourself to lower your chances of getting hurt. Read about sports-related injuries here and what you can do to limit them. Most Common Sports-Related Injuries The most common sports-related injuries include: Sprained Ankles and hamstrings Pulled tendons and ... read more

Four Tips for Preventing Skiing Injuries

By admin
January 6, 2015

Many athletes sustain painful injuries while participating in extreme sports. Skiers, regardless of skill level are susceptible to many different types of orthopedic injuries that can have them off of the slopes for the entire season. The most common injuries sustained while skiing include ACL and MCL tears, fractures in the lower legs, hands and ... read more

Five Exercise Tips for Senior Citizens

By admin
December 2, 2014

Exercising on a regular basis can benefit people of any age. In fact, more and more adults are remaining physically active well into their 60s, 70s, and 80s. While older adults may not be able to do all of the same exercises they did when they were younger, many older adults still enjoy exercises, such ... read more

5 Tips for Preventing a Running Injury

By admin
September 2, 2014

Running is a great source of exercise, but if not performed correctly, it can result in injury. In fact, the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation has reported that 70% of all runners are injured each year. To follow are the 5 most common injuries sustained while running, and some tips for preventing them. ... read more

Tips for Preventing Soccer Injuries

By admin
August 5, 2014

On an international level, soccer (or football) is the most popular sport in the world. In the United States, soccer may be the least followed sport-- that is, until the World Cup™ began. In a surge of patriotism, Americans by the hundreds have a sudden interest in soccer. Since more people are watching soccer, more ... read more

What is Olecranon Bursitis?

By admin
May 7, 2014

A bursa is a sac composed of thin, slippery tissues. The olecranon bursa is located between the pointed bone at the back of the elbow and overlying skin, and it enables the elbow to bend comfortably under the skin. Olecranon bursitis occurs when the bursa becomes irritated. Let's take some time now to answer common ... read more

The Importance of Warming Up and Cooling Down After Exercise

By admin
February 4, 2014

Exercise can often feel like a chore, since it’s something we need to keep ourselves healthy. Like with most other “chores,” people like to get their exercise over with as soon as possible. Unfortunately, in our haste to get exercise over with quickly, most of us forget to warm-up and cool down, both before and ... read more