Sports Injuries Directory
Sports injuries can happen to anyone. Most people have experienced minor injuries, such as an ankle sprain or a pulled muscle. Some injuries, such as tennis elbow, are due to overuse. Others, such as a concussion, are due to trauma. Some causes of sports injuries may be faulty equipment, improper warming up, or trying to increase your activity level too quickly. There are many other causes of injuries. Rest and ice may be sufficient treatment for minor injuries, but when in doubt, see your doctor. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how sports injuries are caused, what they look like, how to treat them, and much more.
Sports Injuries A to Z
WebMD looks at why a spleen might rupture, the symptoms of a ruptured spleen, and surgery to repair or remove this organ, which helps the body fight foreign bacteria.
Hamstring Strain Overview
A hamstring strain can be very painful. Find out how they're caused, diagnosed, treated, and prevented.
Ear Pain, Scuba Diving
Ear pain, the most common complaint from scuba divers, occurs because of differences in pressure between the middle ear and the outside environment. Learn more from WebMD about diving-related ear pain and how it is treated.
Prevent Common Sports Injuries
Tips to help you steer clear of sprains, strains, and tears.
Every Guy’s Guide to Healing Your Torn Knee Tendon
Los Angeles Angels Pitcher Garrett RIchards hit the field after a ruptured patellar tendon -- a rare injury for a baseball player. Learn about rehab and the long road back from this type of injury.
Fracture in Your Knee Joint and Pain in Your Shin
A tibial plateau fracture is a serious injury to your knee joint.
Wrist Sprains and Fractures From Snowboarding
It's easy to wipe out on a snowboard and hurt your wrist. Try these strengthening exercises.
Are You Exercising Too Much?
All those extra hours in the gym may be doing more harm than good.
Fitness After Injury
Find out how Yolanda, a 56-year-old woman with knee and back problems, has overcome injuries to stay strong.
The Long, Hard Road: Garrett Richards
Follow pro athlete Garrett Richards, on the road to healing.
Take a Knee: How to Get Past an Accident
Sports docs talk about how to recover from an injury.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Care for Bumps, Bruises, Sprains, and Strains
Need pain relief? Find out what to do if you’ve hit your head, sprained your ankle, or had a bruise, strain, or some other minor injury.
Knee (Human Anatomy): Images, Function, Ligaments, Muscles
WebMD's Knee Anatomy Page provides a detailed image and definition of the knee and its parts including ligaments, bones, and muscles.
What Is My Rotator Cuff?
Your shoulder does a lot of important things you might take for granted. Learn more about what your rotator cuff does and what may be making it hurt.
Slideshow: How to Treat and Prevent Workout Injuries
You were a regular at the gym until a workout injury put you on the sidelines. Read on to figure out what happened, how to fix it, and how to prevent it in the future.