The Stretching & Sports Injury Report

Over 115 free articles on stretching, flexibility and sports injury management.

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Stretching & Flexibility Articles

  1. Stretching for Chronic Pain: Reduce Your Chronic Pain by Avoiding These 3 Stretching Mistakes
  2. Dynamic Stretching Explained: What is it? How do you do it? And does it really live up to the hype?
  3. How Does Stretching Prevent Injury?: The truth about how stretching and flexibility training prevents injury and improves athletic performance.
  4. How to do the Splits: 10 tips for achieving the splits without injury or pain.
  5. Improve Your Flexibility: 4 tips for improving your flexibility when you think you can’t improve your flexibility.
  6. How to Stretch, When to Stretch and Stretching Properly: Answers to common stretching questions to make sure you’re stretching properly.
  7. Stretching and Muscle Fascia: What is muscle fascia and how does it affect your flexibility and the way you stretch?
  8. Top 10 Best Stretching and Flexibility Books Ever Written: See what books I refer to for everything there is to know about stretching.
  9. Understanding the Stretch Reflex (or Myotatic Reflex): What is the Stretch Reflex and how can you use it to improve your flexibility?
  10. Stretching and Muscle Growth: How Stretching Can Explode Your Muscle Growth.
  11. The Static Stretching Renaissance: When and how to use static stretching for the warm-up.
  12. Stretching at your Desk or Computer: Relieve tension and pain with these simple stretching exercises.
  13. Stretching for Injury Rehabilitation: Speed up Your Recovery with the right type of Stretching.
  14. Good Stretch? Bad Stretch?: How to decide for yourself.
  15. What is PNF Stretching?: Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) stretching explained.

Sports Injury Management Articles

  1. Coffee is BAD for Flexibility and Soft-Tissue Injuries: Have a listen to what a few of my favorite authors have to say about coffee.
  2. Sports Massage for Recovery, Injury Rehab and Better Performance: The Benefits, Types and Uses of Sports Massage Therapy.
  3. Sore Muscles and DOMS: 16 tips to prevent and treat delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), plus sore muscle treatment and relief.
  4. Pulled Muscles, Muscle Strain and Scar Tissue Treatment: What is scar tissue and how does it affect recovery and re-injury of pulled muscles and muscle strain injuries?
  5. What is the FITT Principle?: Frequency, Intensity, Time, Type… and how they relate to cardio, strength, stretching and injury prevention.
  6. Overtraining: Not giving your body the rest it needs may lead to a sports injury disaster!
  7. Cool Down Exercises: Learn how to cool down properly to recover faster and avoid injury. Includes cool down examples and exercises.
  8. Warm Up Activities & Stretching Exercises: Warm up properly, and reduce the risk of sports injury!
  9. Muscle Bruises and Contusions: Treatment and massage tips to speed up recovery and get rid of bruises fast.
  10. Repetitive Strain Injury: Causes, Signs, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention.
  11. Stress Fractures: Prevention and Treatment for Stress Fractures.
  12. Fibromyalgia: Relief from Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
  13. Heat Injuries, Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke: Tips for Training & Playing in the Heat.
  14. Bursitis: Prevention & Treatment Strategies for Bursitis.
  15. Muscle Cramps and Spasms: What causes muscle cramps and spasms? Plus muscle cramp treatment, prevention and stretching guidelines.

Strength & Conditioning Articles

  1. Core Stability and Core Exercises for Injury Prevention: Learn how to maximize your Core Stability and prevent sports injury.
  2. Plyometric Exercises and Plyometric Training Examples: What is Plyometric Training and how do you use it to develop maximum power and strength for your favorite sport?
  3. Circuit Training and Examples of Circuit Training Exercises: Use circuit training to improve all-round fitness and prevent sports injury.
  4. Interval Training and High Intensity Training: Looking for an interval training program to accelerate your fitness training?
  5. Cross Training for Injury Prevention: What is Cross Training? And how does Cross Training prevent sports injury.
  6. Strength Training and Strength Exercises for Injury Prevention: What is Strength Training, and how does it prevent sports injury?
  7. Aquatic Therapy & Deep Water Running: How to use use aquatic therapy and deep water running for injury rehabilitation and fitness.

Stretching Exercises for Specific Sports

Sports Injury Articles by Body Part

Head, Neck & Trunk
  1. 6 Best Sciatica Stretches and Exercises: Stretches for sciatica to improve your hip and buttocks flexibility and relieve tight sciatic nerve pain (includes Photos and Videos).
  2. Treating Scoliosis and Abnormal Curvature of the Spine: Learn the causes of Scoliosis and how to treat it effectively.
  3. Hernia Prevention and Hernia Treatment: Learn the causes behind Hernia, plus the different Types and the Anatomy Involved.
  4. Sciatica Pain and Sciatic Nerve Pain Treatment: Sciatica pain treatment, prevention and rehabilitation guidelines for sciatic nerve pain relief.
  5. Back Pain Stretches: How to stretch your back with the 6 best back stretches for back pain relief.
  6. Side Stitches: Causes, Prevention and Treatment!

Chest, Shoulders & Arms
  1. Treating and Preventing DeQuervain’s Syndrome: What is DeQuervain’s Syndrome and what can you do to find relief?
  2. Separated Shoulder and AC Joint Injury: Discover the causes behind a Separated Shoulder, plus the correct treatment and prevention strategies.
  3. 6 Best Rotator Cuff Stretches: Rotator cuff stretching exercises to improve your shoulder flexibility and relieve tight shoulder muscles (includes Photos and Videos).
  4. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Prevention and Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
  5. Frozen Shoulder: Prevention & Treatment Strategies for Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis).
  6. Throwers Elbow: A Guide to the Treatment and Prevention of Throwers Elbow!
  7. Golfers Elbow, Elbow Tendinitis & Elbow Pain: A Guide to the Treatment and Prevention of Golfers Elbow!
  8. Tennis Elbow: A Guide to the Treatment and Prevention of Tennis Elbow!
  9. Rotator Cuff Injury, Tear and Strain: Prevention, treatment and rehabilitation guidelines for rotator cuff tendinitis and shoulder injury.

Hips, Groin & Thigh
  1. Sacroiliac Joint Pain and Dysfunction: Relief from, and treatment for, Sacroiliac Joint Pain and Dysfunction.
  2. 6 Best Hamstring Stretches: Hamstring stretching exercises to improve your hamstring flexibility and relieve tight hamstring muscles (includes Photos and Videos).
  3. Osteitis Pubis: Inflammation of the cartilage disc in the pubic bone.
  4. Iliopsoas Stretches for Iliopsoas Muscle Pain: Effective iliopsoas muscle stretches, plus causes, risk factors and treatment tips for a complete recovery from iliopsoas pain.
  5. Piriformis Syndrome: Treatment and prevention tips for pirifomis syndrome, plus effective piriformis muscle stretches.
  6. Groin Pain and Groin Pull Injury: A Guide for the Treatment & Prevention of Groin Injuries!
  7. Knee Pain and Illiotibial Band Syndrome: A guide to the Treatment and Prevention of Knee Injuries and ITB Syndrome!
  8. Hamstring Strain and Pulled Hamstring Injury Treatment: Discover the causes behind hamstring injury, and what you can do to treat it and prevent it.

Knees
  1. Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: Causes and Remedies including Specific Stretching Exercises.
  2. Osgood Schlatter’s Disease: Prevention, Treatment and Management of Osgood Schlatter’s Disease.
  3. Patella and Kneecap Pain – Chondromalacia and Runner’s Knee: Learn how to Prevent and Treat Patella and Kneecap Pain.
  4. Meniscus Tear & Torn Knee Cartilage: Prevention & Treatment for Knee Pain, Torn Knee Cartilage and Meniscus Tear.
  5. ACL Injuries & Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rehabilitation: ACL Injury – Causes, Prevention and Treatment.
  6. MCL Sprain & Medial Collateral Ligament Rehabilitation: Causes, Prevention and Treatment!
  7. Patellar Tendinitis – Jumper’s Knee: Causes, Prevention and Treatment!
  8. Knee Pain and Illiotibial Band Syndrome: A guide to the Treatment and Prevention of Knee Injuries and ITB Syndrome!

Lower Leg & Foot
  1. 6 Best Shin Splint Stretches and Exercises: Stretches for shin splints to improve your lower leg flexibility and relieve tight shin splints muscles (includes Photos and Videos).
  2. Day-by-Day Treatment Diary of an Ankle Sprain Injury: The exact step-by-step treatment I personally used to completely heal a common ankle sprain injury.
  3. Ankle Synovitis Prevention and Treatment: Learn what Ankle Synovitis is; what causes it; plus correct prevention and treatment strategies.
  4. Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome: Discover the causes behind Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome plus the correct treatment and prevention strategies.
  5. Morton’s Neuroma / Morton’s Syndrome: Anatomy, Causes, Signs, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention.
  6. What is Plantar Fasciitis?: Discover what causes plantar fasciitis and how to treat it. Includes plantar fasciits anatomy, symptoms and treatment guidelines to heal plantar fasciitis.
  7. 6 Best Plantar Fasciitis Stretches and Exercises: Stretches for plantar fasciitis to improve your ankle and plantar fascia flexibility and relieve tight foot arches (includes Photos and Videos).
  8. Compartment Syndrome: Types, Causes, Signs and Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention.
  9. Achilles Tendonitis Treatment and Achilles Stretches: Treatment, causes, risk factors and prevention strategies, plus videos of calf and Achilles stretches.
  10. What is Pronation and Supination?: Identify Pronation and Supination and choose the right shoes to support your foot type.
  11. What are Shin Splints?: Discover what causes shin splints and how to prevent them. Includes shin splints anatomy, common training errors and guidelines to help prevent shin splints.

Top 10 Most Popular Articles

  1. What are Shin Splints?: Discover what causes shin splints and how to prevent them. Includes shin splints anatomy, common training errors and guidelines to help prevent shin splints.
  2. Rotator Cuff Injury, Tear and Strain: Prevention, treatment and rehabilitation guidelines for rotator cuff tendinitis and shoulder injury.
  3. Knee Pain and Illiotibial Band Syndrome: A guide to the Treatment and Prevention of Knee Injuries and ITB Syndrome!
  4. Warm Up Activities & Stretching Exercises: Warm up properly, and reduce the risk of sports injury!
  5. Piriformis Syndrome: Treatment and prevention tips for pirifomis syndrome, plus effective piriformis muscle stretches.
  6. Iliopsoas Stretches for Iliopsoas Muscle Pain: Effective iliopsoas muscle stretches, plus causes, risk factors and treatment tips for a complete recovery from iliopsoas pain.
  7. What is Pronation and Supination?: Identify Pronation and Supination and choose the right shoes to support your foot type.
  8. Meniscus Tear & Torn Knee Cartilage: Prevention & Treatment for Knee Pain, Torn Knee Cartilage and Meniscus Tear.
  9. Sacroiliac Joint Pain and Dysfunction: Relief from, and treatment for, Sacroiliac Joint Pain and Dysfunction.
  10. Hamstring Strain and Pulled Hamstring Injury Treatment: Discover the causes behind hamstring injury, and what you can do to treat it and prevent it.

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