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.
Stress Fracture Prevention
Stress fractures are very common but can be prevented. Read these tips from WebMD for preventing this kind of injury.
Neck Injuries in Sports: What You Should Know
Don’t let neck strains and sprains take you out of the game. The experts at WebMD tell you how to protect your neck and stay active.
What Is Knee Dislocation?
A knee dislocation is a rare but serious injury. Learn what can cause knee dislocation and how it’s treated.
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.
Prevent Common Sports Injuries
Tips to help you steer clear of sprains, strains, and tears.
6 Ways to Avoid Workout Injuries
Experts share tips on how to avoid some of the most common fitness injuries while working out smarter.
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.
Fitness After Injury
Find out how Yolanda, a 56-year-old woman with knee and back problems, has overcome injuries to stay strong.
Are You Exercising Too Much?
All those extra hours in the gym may be doing more harm than good.
Arthritis at Any Age
The father of fitness walking, Dr. James Rippe, discusses arthritis.
The Long, Hard Road: Garrett Richards
Follow pro athlete Garrett Richards, on the road to healing.
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.
Shoulder Human Anatomy: Image, Function, Parts, and More
WebMD's Shoulder Anatomy Page provides an image of the parts of the shoulder and describes its function, shoulder problems, and more.
Achilles Tendon (Human Anatomy): Picture, Definition, Injuries, Pain, and More
WebMD's Achilles Tendon Anatomy Page provides a detailed image and description of its function as well as conditions that affect the achilles tendon.