Sports Injury Prevention

Articles related to or about prevening sports injuries.

  • A Test for Pulled Hamstring Risk

     Test for Pulled Hamstring

    Here is a simple test we have adapted for use at home, which may be helpful for predicting your risk of a pulled hamstring.

  • 8 Things That Increase The Risk of Plantar Fasciitis

    Plantar Fasciitis

    As every athlete knows, avoiding injury is as important to long-term athletic success as training and performance. Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain and a frustrating interruption to training regimes and athletic performance.

  • 5 Benefits of a Sauna After Exercise

    Sauna Benefits

    The remedial effects of saunas have made them a common feature in many gyms and sporting facilities. A mainstay of Scandinavian well-being culture, saunas offer a plethora of easily accessible health advantages. In this article we take a detailed look at the specific benefits offered by using a sauna after exercise.

  • The Importance of Magnesium For Muscle Recovery

    Magnesium For Muscle Recovery

    Replenishing electrolytes after strenuous exercise is crucial, and magnesium has a particularly role in muscular health and recovery. Researchers studying marathon runners found magnesium to be the most highly depleted electrolyte in athletes, followed by potassium.

  • Why is Cheerleading A High-Risk Sport?

    Cheerleading

    In spite of being a highly skilled sport, cheerleading may be dismissed by some as a trivial activity. This misconception is simply dispelled by statistics that cheerleading accounts for 66% of all catastrophic injuries in female US athletes.

  • Six Benefits of Thai Massage

    Thai Massage Benefits

    Practiced for centuries by Thai monks, and forming a central component of Thai medicine, Thai massage is believed to have originated over 2,500 years ago in India. Originally developed by Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha, the physician to Siddhartha Gautama - the Buddha - more than 2,500 years ago in India. The technique made its way to Thailand, where the original Ayurvedic techniques became combined with principles from traditional Chinese medicine.

  • Yoga for Athletes: Tight Calfs & Hamstrings

    Yoga for Athletes

    The extensive benefits of yoga are well publicised in modern media, and it has become a firm mainstay of Western culture. For athletes who have never practiced yoga before, certain simple yet highly effective poses can make an effective additional to a post-training muscle recovery protocol.

  • How Can Collagen Boost Joint Health?

    Boost Joint Health

    The benefits of collagen peptides in promoting joint health have been widely reported by many clinical research studies. By boosting overall joint health, longterm collagen supplementation is believed to be an effective option to help protect joint health and aid recovery from joint pain and inflammation. In this article we explain the what, how and why of using collagen to promote healthy joints. 


  • Are You Endomorph, Ectomorph or Mesomorph?

    Body Types

    Broadly speaking, we have a genetic physical predisposition to a certain physic, fat to muscle ratio and stature, all of which require different training and nutritional demands. The three body types are endomorph, ectomorph and mesomorph. But what exactly do these terms mean? And how does it effect athletic performance and training goals?

  • Yoga for Athletes: Release Shoulder & Neck Tension

    Yoga for Athletes

    The extensive benefits of yoga are well publicised in modern media, and it has become a firm mainstay of Western culture. For athletes who have never practiced yoga before, certain simple yet highly effective poses can make an effective additional to a post-training muscle recovery protocol.

  • Causes of Back Pain in Children

    Back Pain in Children

    Back pain in children can stem from fairly innocuous, non-specific causes - such as growing pains, an insufficient backpack, poor posture, or even playing video games for prolonged periods. However outside of these causes, and any other easily determinable cause, such as a minor sporting injury, back pain in children can indicate underlying issues that require medical attention.

  • 5 Tips to Avoid Training Injury in Bad Weather

    Avoid Training Injury

    When training for an event, personal goals or just plain habit, having your plans disrupted by weather can be highly frustrating. However it doesn't necessarily mean an unexpected rest day (or a reason to derail your plans.) Here are 5 simple tips to keep your training plans on track, whilst also avoiding the risk of injury posed by adverse weather conditions.

  • The 6 Main Causes of Dance Injuries

    Dance Injuries

    Dance injury rates are significantly statistically higher than that of other sports. A study by Wolverhampton University found that professional dancers are more likely to suffer injuries than rugby players.

  • American Football Injuries

    American Football Injuries

    American Football is an intensive contact sport where serious injuries are not uncommon. However, it is also one of the best protected, due to the amount of body armour and protective headgear the players wear as a mandatory standard.

  • Athletics Injuries

    Athletics Injuries

    Athletes suffer some of the most common sports injuries. They can either be over use injuries such as shin splints or compartment syndromes or can occur suddenly for example muscles strains. Most track and field injuries are 'internal' injuries meaning they occur within the body itself rather than from external contact with another athlete or player as in many contact sports. Here we explain some of the more common athletics injuries.

  • Badminton Injuries

    Badminton Injuries

    Badminton injuries are usually overuse injuries which develop from repeated overhead movements. Injuries to the shoulder, elbow, wrist, knees and ankle are common.

  • Baseball Injuries

    Baseball Injuries

    Baseball injuries tend to usually occur in the shoulder and elbow, due to the high forces involved. This is especially true in pitchers, but other positions, as well as batters may also suffer with this kind of injury.

  • Basketball Injuries

    Basketball Injuries

    Basketball injuries are some of the most varied sports injuries! They commonly range from the finger tip to the toe and everything inbetween!

  • Cricket Injuries

    Cricket Injuries

    Cricket injuries are either acute injuries which occur suddenly such as a torn muscle, or an impact from the ball. Or they can be chronic injuries which occur gradually through overuse.

  • Cycling Injuries

    Cycling Injuries

    Cycling injuries are either overuse injuries which develop gradually over time because of repeated movement patterns or pressures, or acute, traumatic injuries due to a fall! These are extremely variable and so not really covered here.