Injury Prevention in Athletes
Injuries are apart of sports and the potential of injury is always present when one engages in physical activity. Although the prospect of injury is constant, the percentage of risk can be controlled. These articles highlight the reasons for common injuries and methods for their prevention.
In the American Journal of Sports Medicine, researchers tested professional soccer players for certain strength imbalances that they concluded would lead to higher probability of hamstring injuries. 462 players were recorded over the preseason and by the end, 35 had suffered hamstring injuries. Jean-Louis Croisier et. al. may have figured out a possible conclusion as to why.
The article from the British Journal of Sports Medicine focuses on the broader concept of sports injury. What defines an injury? What severities of injury are there? These are some of the questions that are quantified in this scholastic article. In order to better treat and understand injured athletes, the authors concede that more effective and complete information must be documented in instances of injury.