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Learn about the most common injuries related to the game of Basketball. Learn how to prepare yourself to prevent them. And if they happen, (they always do) learn how to treat them.

 

The importance of Stretching to avoid injuries playing Basketball

Elias : March 6, 2014 15:53 : Basketball Conditioning, Fundamentals, Healing, IPS

Stretching is a very important part of training, yet many athletes often skip it, or confuse warming up with stretching. Warming up and stretching are different things, and the two are essential to perform better and prevent injuries during a basketball game, or any other physical activity.

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Ankle Injuries in Basketball

Elias : February 25, 2014 15:53 : Healing, IPS

The ankle is made up of 3 main bones; the lower end of the tibia, or shinbone, and the fibula, or outer bone of the ankle, and the talus that lies between the tibia and the fibula. Holding these structures together are the ankle ligaments that connect one bone to another. Holding the shinbone to the talus bone on the inside of the ankle is a very strong tissue called the deltoid ligament. On the outside of the ankle are 2 smaller ligaments holding the fibula to the talus bone, and 1 ligament from the talus to the calcaneus. Also not to be forgotten are the muscles that surround the ankle that help propel it and allow athletes to run and jump.

The ankle is made up of 3 main bones; the lower end of the tibia, or shinbone, and the fibula, or outer bone of the ankle, and the talus that lies between the tibia and the fibula. Holding these structures together are the ankle ligaments that connect one bone to another. Holding the shinbone to the talus bone on the inside of the ankle is a very strong tissue called the deltoid ligament. On the outside of the ankle are 2 smaller ligaments holding the fibula to the talus bone, and 1 ligament from the talus to the calcaneus or heel bone. Also not to be forgotten are the muscles that surround the ankle that help propel it and allow athletes to run and jump.

Ankle injuries are some of the most common afflictions in sports. According to observations and statistical data from the American College of Sports Medicine, of the 25,000 Americans who suffer from an ankle sprain each day, half of them occur during athletic activity. And more than 40% of that figure, get injured while playing basketball. more »

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I dislocated my right shoulder playing basketball

Elias : November 5, 2013 16:27 : Basketball Conditioning, Healing, IPS

I dislocated my shoulder last week playing a three-on-three basketball game. The first thing that comes to my mind trying to describe this experience is pain I would not want to feel again. So with this article, I will start a series of posts about the most common sports related injuries and how to treat them, but most important, how to prevent them. I will call this: The Basketball is my Passion Injury Prevention System. You can look for this articles on the site menu under “Injury Prevention System”.

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How to avoid an injury in Basketball

Elias : May 13, 2011 17:54 : Healing, IPS

There is a great risk of getting hurt when playing sports, especially after certain age. Sometimes injuries are unavoidable; but there are also strategies to prevent the bench because of injuries. Here is my advice to you to reduce the risks:

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