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ACL Injury Prevention Programs

BOSU Ball used to train balance and help reduce ACL tears

Athletes should incorporate ACL prevention programs into their daily workout routines to help reduce the chances of suffering a possible season ending ACL tear. Programs can be incorporated into a warm up, strength training, or as a standalone program in only about 15 minutes per day. Programs that focus on plyometrics, balance, stretching, and strengthening exercises seem to work best.

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Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow) Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Tennis Elbow can be a Painful condition

Lateral epicondylitis or tennis elbow is a painful overuse condition that affects the tendons on the lateral aspect of the elbow. It is a common injury for anyone that performs repetitive motions such as tennis players who often perform an excessive amount of wrist extension with backhand swings. Although this condition is most commonly referred to as tennis elbow, lateral epicondylitis has many different causes and may occur in any sport or activity that involves repetitively gripping an object.

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Ankle Sprains: Anatomy, Symptoms, and Treatment

Ankle Sprain

One of the most common injuries in athletics is a lateral ankle sprain. This is when the foot is inverted (foot rolls so the inside of the foots arch is facing up) and one or more of the ligaments on the outside of the ankle is damaged. There are different grades of ankle sprains depending on severity as well as the ligament that is injured. The signs and symptoms of the injury help determine the grade, treatment and healing time of the sprain.

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