Fall is here and with that comes the season of fall youth sports. Millions of parents across the country look forward to seeing their children play in their youth football, soccer, and lacrosse leagues.
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a crucial ligament extending from the femur to the tibia to help stabilize the knee during abrupt changes in direction or speed. Overstretching this ligament is common and can result in ACL injuries with a wide range of severity. Understanding the severity of your injury is essential to implement the appropriate treatment in a timely manner and avoid further injury.
Did you know that high-impact exercise can actually hurt you rather than make you healthier? People often assume that exercise has to be hard on your body to achieve results. However, healthy exercise should not be painful, and this mindset can result in injury and stress on joints. If you are experiencing pain during your workouts, listen to your body and opt for a lower impact option. One of the best exercises you can do to keep your body strong and healthy without putting too much strain on your joints is swimming.