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.
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.
The Basics of Stress Fractures
Stress fractures are among the most common sports injuries. Learn more about them from the experts at WebMD.
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.
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.
Slideshow: How to Build a Better Butt
Want a rear view that kicks butt? WebMD has the right exercises, cardio, and style guidance for a perfect butt.
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.
Slideshow: Risky Exercises and Better Bets
Workout not working? Who has time to waste on ineffective, risky exercises? Not you. So ditch these seven moves which may not deliver the results you want -- and may even cause injury