Resource Library: Athletic Injuries, Prevention & Management

SportMedBC’s Athletic Injury, Prevention & Management articles are intended to be a resource for sport medical practitioners, coaches, parents and athletes to find information on common athletic injuries and conditions. This is by no means an exhaustive list and individuals should consult with their doctor or allied health professional before self-diagnosing or treating any injury or condition.

Blisters in Soccer Players

Blisters are localized accumulations of fluid between layers of skin. Mechanism of Injury They are usually caused by friction on the skin due to: poorly

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Low Back Pain is NOT OK

When you push your body to its limits, and beyond, you can experience low back pain. “It is estimated that 5-10 percent of all athletic

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Catch the Olympic Spirit

Every athlete grows up hearing about the Olympic Games. This international festival of sport comes along every 4 years for both the winter and summer sports.

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Hamstring Strains

A hamstring strain is an injury to the muscle fiber, tendon or muscle and tendon attachment point. It is common in athletes from ballet dancers

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Achilles Tendonitis

The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in your body. Located in the back of your lower leg, it connects your leg muscles

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ACL Sprain

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) joins the upper leg bone with the lower leg bone to help keep the knee stable. 1 out of every

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