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Sports and Exercise

    * Gymnastics Injury Prevention
    * A Guide to Safety for Young Athletes
    * A Patient's Experience with Torn ACL
    * ACL Injury: Does It Require Surgery?
    * Additional Resources on Sports Safety
    * Adolescent Anterior Knee Pain
    * Aerobic Exercise
    * Athletic Shoes
    * Baseball Field Safety
    * Baseball Injury Prevention
    * Basketball Injury Prevention
    * Beginning a Weight Training Program
    * Biceps Tendon Tear at the Elbow
    * Biceps Tendon Tear at the Shoulder
    * Burners and Stingers
    * Burning Thigh Pain (Meralgia paresthetica)
    * Common Knee Injuries
    * Compartment Syndrome
    * Creatine Supplements
    * Cross Training
    * Effects of Aging
    * Exercise and Bone and Joint Conditions
    * Exercise Walking
    * Exercises For Persons 60 Years and Older
    * Female Athletes: Health Problems Caused by Extreme Exercise and Dieting
    * Fitness Resources
    * Flexibility Exercises for Young Athletes
    * Football Injury Prevention
    * Golf Injury Prevention
    * Hamstring Muscle Strain
    * Heat Injury
    * Helmet Use
    * High School Sports Injuries
    * High School Sports Injuries: Safe Return to Play
    * Hip Bursitis
    * Hip Dislocation
    * Hip Strains
    * Hockey Injury Prevention
    * Horseback Riding Injury Prevention
    * Knee Arthroscopy
    * Knee Tendon Bursitis
    * Kneecap (Prepatellar) Bursitis
    * Mallet Finger (Baseball Finger)
    * Meniscal Tear
    * Meniscal Transplants
    * Muscle Contusion (Bruise)
    * Muscle Cramp
    * Muscle Strains in the Thigh
    * Patterns and Trends in Physical Activity
    * People Reporting Leisure-Time Physical Activity
    * Physical Activity for Children
    * Physical Activity for Seniors
    * Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    * Prevent Winter Sports Injuries
    * Prevent Yoga Injuries
    * Recreational Activities and Childhood Injuries
    * Return To Play
    * Risks of Steroid Use
    * Rotator Cuff Tears
    * Rotator Cuff Tears and Treatment Options
    * Rotator Cuff Tears: Frequently Asked Questions
    * Runner's Knee (Patellofemoral Pain)
    * Running Injury Prevention
    * Safe Exercise
    * Selecting Home Exercise Equipment
    * Seniors and Exercise
    * Seniors and Exercise: Starting an Exercise Program
    * Shin Splints
    * Shoulder Impingement
    * Shoulder Separation
    * Shoulder Surgery
    * Skiing Injury Prevention
    * Snapping Hip
    * Soccer Injury Prevention
    * Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis
    * Sports Injuries and Baby Boomers
    * Sports Nutrition
    * Sprains and Strains: What's the Difference?
    * Sprains, Strains and Other Soft Tissue Injuries
    * Starting an Exercise Program
    * Stay Active: Safe at Any Age
    * Staying Active As You Age
    * Stress Fractures
    * Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle
    * Swimming Injury Prevention
    * Tennis Court Safety
    * Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
    * Tennis Injury Prevention
    * The Young Athlete
    * Throwing Injuries in the Elbow
    * Tips for a Safe Running Program
    * Train Smart and Stay Strong
    * Unstable Kneecap
    * Volleyball Injury Prevention
    * Warm Up, Cool Down and Be Flexible
    * Weight-Bearing Exercise for Women and Girls
    * Why Exercise?