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Sports Injuries Articles

Concussions, ACL tears, ankle sprains – injuries are an unfortunate reality of the sporting world. Despite the risk of injuries, our experts believe that the benefits of athletic activity greatly outweigh the risks.

Our experts share advice on how to best avoid injuries so athletes can stay in the game and how to overcome injuries when they do occur. From identifying concussions to understanding the importance of sports specialization, we’re here to help you stay safe, healthy and in the game.

How to avoid and treat sports injuries

What's the Deal with Dry Needling?

Dry needling might sound unpleasant, but according to our physical therapist Kristine Rabin, PT, DPT, it’s similar to a deep-tissue massage.

Sport Specialization - One or One Too Many?

Read why many young athletes who specialize in one sport experience increased stress on the same muscles, bones, tendons or growth plates.

Signs of a Concussion in Young Athletes

After a head injury, athletes should be seen to see if they have a concussion. Red flags can determine if your kid has a serious condition.

How to Handle the Emotional Effects of Concussion

Concussions can put an athlete at an increased risk for depression, irritability and isolation. Learn the warning signs.

What Does the New Concussion Legislation Mean?

Learn more about the youth sports concussion law (Senate Bill 40, or the "Jake Snakenberg Youth Concussion Act").

Developmental and Psychosocial Impacts of Concussions

A recent study by concussion experts at Children's Hospital Colorado shows that kids may be exaggerating symptoms. Learn more.

Do Concussions Lead to More Serious Injury?

Can concussions lead to neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s or Lou Gehrig’s Disease? Our experts explain.

How One Game Changed a Young Soccer Star's Life

At a soccer game, a ball hit Gabbie in the head and she suffered a concussion. Watch Gabbie's road to recovery in this compelling video.

Is it Safe to Return to Sports after a Concussion?

Experts at Children's Hospital Colorado talk about minimizing the risk for Second Impact Syndrome.

Baseline Cognitive Testing in Young Athletes

Some athletics require athletes to take a test before competing on a team. But, these tests may not be as reliable as originally thought.

Ready, Set, Go! Half-Marathon Training Tips

Training for a half-marathon is a big commitment but a wonderful achievement. Read these tips to keep you healthy and help you enjoy running for the long-term.

Little League elbow: Signs, Symptoms and Treatment

Little League elbow is one of the most common conditions causing elbow pain in young athletes. Find out the signs, symptoms and treatment of the condition.

Concussion Articles

Popular articles about concussions from sports, written by experts at Children's Hospital Colorado.

ACL Graft Choices

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) has limited healing capacity. Find out if an autograft or allograft is better for treating an ACL injury

ACL Recovery Time: When Can I Play Again?

ACL injuries are common so many people think they have an idea of what to expect but there are many ways of approaching this type of injury.

The Truth About Concussions

Children’s Hospital Colorado experts address five common myths about concussions.

Helping Kids Recover from Concussion

Learn how to hep your child, student or athlete succeed in their recovery from a concussion.


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