The term sports injury, in the broadest sense, refers to the kinds of injuries that most commonly occur during sports or exercise.
Some sports injuries result from accidents; others are due to poor training practices, improper equipment, lack of conditioning, or insufficient warmup and stretching.
Although virtually any part of your body can be injured during sports or exercise, the term is usually reserved for injuries that involve the musculoskeletal system, which includes the muscles, bones, and associated tissues like cartilage.
Regardless of the specific structure affected, sports injuries can generally be classified in one of two ways: acute or chronic. More >
Treatments your doctor or other health care provider may administer, recommend, or prescribe to help your injury heal. More >
Whether you've never had a sports injury and you're trying to keep it that way or you've had an injury and don't want another, there are a number of things you can do to help. More >
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease (NIAMS)
National Institutes of Health www.niams.nih.gov