Sports medicine expert Dr. Rosalyn Nguyen says muscle conditioning and proper training can help reduce age-related loss of muscle mass and minimize the risk of injury.
Tips to prevent running injuries include:
• Strength training
• Active warm-up
• Hip dynamic warm-up
• When and how to stretch
• Stay hydrated
Dr. Theodore Shybut, assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, says you don’t need a sports drink after you work out. Reach for chocolate milk instead.
Sports medicine expert and orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Mark Adickes, says to make time for exercise, read food labels, and sleep.
Sports medicine expert Dr. Theodore Shybut highlights the need to be aware of the potential risk of tendon ruptures after the use of fluoroquinolone antibiotics.
Hand and wrist expert Dr. Thomas Hunt says wrist injuries are one of the most common types of golf injuries.
Recognizing and treating tears in the menisci, cartilage discs between the joint surfaces in the knee, is key to preventing knee injury.
Throwing pitches year-round at an early age could cause pitchers to be the ones striking out in the long run.
Dr. Theodore Shybut, a sports medicine expert at Baylor College of Medicine, provides guidelines for successful participation in high-intensity workout routines.