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Overuse Injuries – How Can You Prevent Them?

Overuse Injuries – How Can You Prevent Them?

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
There are two basic types of injuries: acute injuries and overuse injuries. Acute injuries happen as a result of a single, often blunt-force trauma to the body.

What is Sports Medicine?

What is Sports Medicine?

by Yenny (SU)
Whether you’re a teen athlete, a soccer mom, or an adult weekend warrior, it’s good to have an understanding of sports medicine. After all, you never know when you or your child might need it.

5 Causes of Wrist Pain

5 Causes of Wrist Pain

by Holly (SU)
Whether you enjoy an athletic, energetic lifestyle or live a more sedentary, relaxing life, you may sometimes experience wrist pain that can slow down or stop your activities.

The Most Common Sports Injuries by Season

The Most Common Sports Injuries by Season

by Crystal (SU)
There’s a sport for every season – and an injury for every sport. Every year, an estimated 2 million sports injuries result in approximately 500,000 doctor visits and 30,000 hospitalizations. And that’s not even counting professional athletes, adult weekend warriors and other sports enthusiasts prone to injuries! As long as sports involve vigorous physical activity and contact, common injuries will occur. Let’s take a look at some of those injuries for some of the most common sports by season.

Should I See a Sports Medicine Specialist?

Should I See a Sports Medicine Specialist?

by Crystal (SU)
Any medical condition that does not improve with appropriate measures while compromising daily activities requires attention. Making the right choice of physician, whether family practice doctor or specialist, is an important decision in dealing with any illness or injury.

When You Should Go to an Orthopedic Urgent Care

When You Should Go to an Orthopedic Urgent Care

by Holly (SU)
Our orthopedic urgent care clinic in Colorado Springs provides service during convenient business hours and helps patients with a wide variety of orthopedic/musculoskeletal injuries and illnesses.

Symptoms of Patellar Tendonitis

Symptoms of Patellar Tendonitis

by Holly (SU)
Patellar Tendonitis, better known as “Jumper’s Knee” is a condition caused by damage to the patella tendon just below the kneecap

Sports Medicine: Benefits of Working Out in the Winter

Sports Medicine: Benefits of Working Out in the Winter

by Stephanie Meadows
Ward off those winter blues. During the winter months, colder weather brings on the winter blues. It’s not uncommon for those snowy or overcast skies to bring about some sort of stress, lack of energy, and gloom. Due to this, people have a tendency to lose motivation and start to become inactive, wanting to instead just lay inside and watch movies all day. However, doing so comes with its downfalls, such as sickness, fatigue, allergies, and seasonal depression, called SAD (seasonal affective disorder).

Spotlight: COE's Sports Performance Program

Spotlight: COE's Sports Performance Program

by Yenny (SU)
Competitive sports can often feel so fast, with movements and reaction time happening in the blink of an eye. Sometimes, it is literally a game of inches and milliseconds. In a competition, a single misstep, a heartbeat of hesitation, or simply not having enough energy to make that winning push, can cost you. Big time.

Why You Should Visit Your Sports Medicine Doctor Regularly?

Why You Should Visit Your Sports Medicine Doctor Regularly?

by Stephanie Meadows
If you are an athlete or just enjoy playing sports, you can’t afford to take time away from your game. So, when overuse damage, orthopedic trauma, or sports injuries occur, it can be devastating to your game, your workouts, your physical health, and even your mental health. That’s why sports medicine is an integral sub-specialty of orthopedic medicine.