Sports and exercise are part of a balanced, healthy lifestyle. But for some female athletes, maintaining this balance can have serious consequences. Learn how you can avoid falling into the female athlete triad.
Female Athlete Triad
Female Athlete Triad: Problems Caused by Extreme Exercise and Dieting
Female athletes that focus too much on being thin may eat too little or exercise too much, resulting in long-term damages to their health. Click on the link below to learn more about the three conditions that create the female athlete triad and problems the triad can cause.
Growth Plate Fractures
Growth plates are areas of cartilage located near the ends of bones. Click here to learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of growth plate fractures.
Healthy Bones at Every Age
No matter what age you are, adequate calcium intake and regular exercise can limit bone loss and increase bone strength. Click here to learn how to keep bones strong and healthy.
Heat illness is the accumulation of body heat that results when the body’s ability to cool itself is overwhelmed. Know the risk factors and prevent heat illness.
Wearing a helmet can reduce the risk of serious head and brain injury by 85%, and it can protect your brain from permanent damage. To learn more on the correct ways to wear a helmet, click the following link.
High School Sports Injuries
Uneven growth patterns in young athletes make them more susceptible to muscle, tendon, and growth plate injuries. Learn the different types of injuries that occur in high school athletes and how you can prevent them this season.
Muscle Contusion (Bruise)
Muscle contusions, also known as bruises, are very common in sports and occur when a part of the body takes a blow. The underlying muscle fibers and connective tissues are crushed, but the skin is not broken. To learn more about contusions and how to treat them, click the link below.
A cramp is an involuntary contraction of a muscle, and it can affect any skeletal muscle. There is no specific cause for cramping, but some factors can put you at higher risk of getting cramps more often.
Sprains, Strains, and Other Soft-Tissue Injuries
Sprains and strains, common soft-tissue injuries, are categorized into two basic groups: acute injuries and overuse injuries. To learn more about the different categories and how to prevent both, click on the link below.