SUNDAY, May 27, 2018 -- Basketball provides a great full-body workout. But there are steps you should take to reduce your risk of knee, ankle and foot injuries, an orthopedic specialist says.
In 2016, more than 60,500 people were treated for basketball-related foot injuries in U.S. emergency departments, doctors' offices and clinics. More than 355,000 sought help for basketball-related ankle injuries, and more than 186,000 people suffered basketball-related knee juries, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 -- Heading the ball -- not player collisions -- may lead to temporary thinking declines in soccer players, a new study finds.
"Unintentional head impacts are generally considered the most common cause of diagnosed concussions in soccer, so it's understandable that current prevention efforts aim at minimizing those collisions," said study author Dr. Michael Lipton. He is a professor of radiology, psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City.
MONDAY, April 30, 2018 -- Waiting until you're thirsty to drink during sports could lead to dehydration and poorer performance, a new study finds.
"Drinking only to thirst typically leads to significant dehydration, which is associated with exercise performance impairment," said study author Stavros Kavouras, a professor and director of the Hydration Science Lab at the University of Arkansas.