Passing age 50 doesn't mean retiring to the sidelines. Passing age 50 does mean athletes in this age group may have experienced previous injury, have acquired medical conditions that influence performance, and have come to realize recovery from vigorous exercise or injury make take longer than years before. If you're dealing with athletic injuries or simply looking for a performance boost, talk to our sports medicine specialists about creating a customized plan to help you achieve your health and fitness goals.
Although older adults accumulate a variety of injuries, the most common injuries involve sprains (stretching or tearing of a ligament) and strains (stretching or tearing of a muscle or tendon) around the shoulders, knees, and ankles. These injuries may only cause minor soreness or stiffness. People often do not recognize soreness as a problem, and they work through the pain. This may lead to more soreness and injury. Other common injuries you may be familiar with are tennis elbow, Achilles tendinopathy, and shin splints.
Mon, March 20, 2017
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Tue, September 20, 2016
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Fri, September 16, 2016
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Mon, August 29, 2016
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Wed, August 24, 2016
Dr. Lori Boyajian O’Neill, with HCA Midwest Health, provides perspective on the Xenith football helmet recall and the need for athletes to protect their heads in sports.