Female athletes are highly vulnerable to ACL knee injuries unless they participate in training programs designed to reduce injury risks. We explain how to evaluate your daughter’s program to make sure she’s getting the preventative conditioning she needs to play safely.
Fitness habits start us on the road to a healthy active lifestyle. How early should parents start encouraging children in sports? Dr. Skendzel shares his thoughts about how parents can cultivate good health through activity.
We use our hamstring muscles every day. Hamstring injuries are common, especially among athletes involved in “sprinting” sports like basketball, soccer, and track. We explain what the hamstring is and how this muscle group keeps you in full stride.
It’s no fun to suffer an injury, but understanding what to expect during the recovery process can help. We walk you through the steps from injury to full recovery.
A burning ache in your lower legs may be shin splints. We have guidelines for treating this common injury at home, and tips to help you determine when it’s time to turn to your Summit Orthopedics sports medicine specialist for help.