Avoiding Injuries while Being Active

Posted by Brigham and Women's Hospital August 25, 2016

During the late summer and fall, popular outdoor activities include tennis, golf, and running. In this blog roundup, Dr. Elizabeth Matzkin, Surgical Director of the Women’s Sports Medicine Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), offers some helpful advice on ways to avoid common injuries while enjoying these activities.

 

Women's Tennis doublesUnderstanding and Preventing Tennis Injuries

Tennis has many proven health benefits, such as improving cardiovascular fitness, balance, motor control, hand-eye coordination, bone strength, and flexibility. Learn how to avoid some of the most common tennis injuries, whether you’re a pro or a beginner.

 

 


golf shot manGolf Injuries – How to Avoid the Rough

Golf is a terrific way to enjoy the outdoors and stay active, especially if you choose to walk the course. On average, a golfer playing 18 holes on foot will walk anywhere from three to six miles. Read our tips on the prevention of common golf injuries and how to recognize the signs of injury.

 

 

 

female athleteAvoiding Bumps in the Road while Training for a Road Race

In order to get ready for a long-distance running event, every runner should have a training plan that gradually builds intensity as race day approaches. This post explains some of the most common running overuse injuries and what you should do to get back on track.

 

 

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Common Tennis Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Posted by Brigham and Women's Hospital April 5, 2016

Tennis has many proven health benefits. However, injuries can and do occur at all skill levels, from beginners to the pros.

Tennis has many proven health benefits. However, injuries can and do occur at all skill levels, from beginners to the pros.

Today’s post is from Dr. Elizabeth Matzkin, Surgical Director of the Women’s Sports Medicine Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Team Physician for Stonehill College Athletics, and Kimberly Glerum, a research assistant in the Women’s Sports Medicine Program.

With warmer weather and sunny days around the corner, many of us will be eager to get outside and hit the tennis courts this spring and summer. Often known as a “lifetime” sport, tennis is a great way for people of all ages and levels of athletic ability to stay in shape. Tennis has many proven health benefits, such as improving cardiovascular fitness, balance, motor control, hand-eye coordination, bone strength, and flexibility. However, injuries can and do occur at all skill levels, from beginners to the pros. Below, we describe some of the most common tennis injuries, as well as tips on how to avoid them.

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