Sports Injuries

Also known as: athletic injuries

What are sports injuries?

A wide variety of accidents and injuries are common during athletic participation. These can include fractures, sprains and strains, muscle problems, joint injuries and many others.


What causes sports injuries?

Some sports injuries are due to direct impacts to the body in sports such as football or hockey. Others are due to repetitive motion in sports like running or baseball.


What are the symptoms of sports injuries?

Symptoms of sports injuries can vary widely. Common issues that occur are pain and limited range of motion. In some cases, more severe symptoms can arise.


What are sports injuries care options?

For minor injuries, the old adage of RICE can apply. This stands for rest, ice, compression and elevation. Over-the-counter pain relievers can also be helpful for minor injuries. Splints, casts, braces, orthotics and surgery are other treatment options, depending on the severity of the injury.

Upcoming Events

Best Practices in Pediatric Neurorehabilitation Symposium

This one day course will include educational sessions, case studies, and panel discussions that highlight evidence-based information for managing Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other related disabilities for children ages birth to 5.

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ACL Injury Prevention Training Group Class

A training program designed to correct biomechanical risk factors of an ACL injury, focused on improving strength, power, and agility and led by Sports Health Performance Specialists. Program consists of 4-10 participants and offered once or twice a week, over 6 weeks. 

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Running Injury Prevention Group Class

A training program designed to correct biomechanical risk factors of a runner and improve strength, power, and running mechanics, led by Sports Health Performance Specialists. Program consists of 4-10 participants and offered once or twice a week, over 6 weeks.

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Dance Injury Prevention Group Class

A training program designed to improve strength, range of motion, balance and neuromuscular control to enhance performance and reduce the risk of dance related injuries. Program consists of 4-10 participants and offered once or twice a week, over 6 weeks.

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Off-Season Sports Conditioning Group Class

This program is designed to prepare athletes for their individual sports season to ensure optimize sports performance and prevent injury. Athletes will focus a periodization of 3 weeks strength and endurance phase, followed by a 3 week power phase led by Sports Health Performance Specialists. Program consists of 4-10 participants and is offered once or twice a week, over 6 weeks. 

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Reviewed by: Craig Spurdle, MD

This page was last updated on: 4/9/2018 10:18:52 AM



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Harry L. Shufflebarger, MD is the Director of the the Division of Spinal Surgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

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