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Cushioning in Running Shoes May Not Be Important

In the world of running, opinions vary greatly over how much cushioning in a pair of shoes is best to prevent running injuries. Many argue that simply going barefoot is the safest option. However, some experts claim that shoes don’t matter at all in avoiding injuries, and that individual biomechanical factors like BMI and pronation … Continue reading Cushioning in Running Shoes May Not Be Important

Tigers Shortstop Sidelined by Stress Fractures

Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias will have to miss at least four to six months’ worth of games to recover from stress fractures in both of his legs. The Tigers’ manager, Dave Dombrowski, indicated that he doesn’t think it’s likely that Iglesias will be able to play at all this season, although he sees no … Continue reading Tigers Shortstop Sidelined by Stress Fractures

Blue Jackets Player Has Broken Toe

In early February, Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski sustained a break in his pinkie toe. The hockey player decided against taking any time off, and instead adopted a routine of injecting a numbing shot into his foot before each game so that he could continue playing. “It doesn’t sound like something that would hurt … Continue reading Blue Jackets Player Has Broken Toe

Study Suggests Treadmills Can Affect the Body Negatively

A group of British researchers recently compared the effects of running on a treadmill to running outdoors by observing runners using a sophisticated camera system. They found that when the subjects were on treadmills they moved their hips and ankles more stiffly and took smaller steps. “Both of these are likely to be a consequence … Continue reading Study Suggests Treadmills Can Affect the Body Negatively

Seth Allen Makes a Comeback after Suffering Foot Injury

Basketball point guard Seth Allen of Maryland, had to wait about two months to get back to play, after breaking his foot in the beginning of the season.  “It made me nervous,” Allen said. “I felt like there were big expectations. When they started cheering, I was like, ‘Whoa.’ But I played it off.” Allen … Continue reading Seth Allen Makes a Comeback after Suffering Foot Injury

NFL Player to Miss Remainder of Season From Broken Ankle

Scott Wells of the Rams will be missing the remainder of the football season after suffering a broken ankle. The veteran center sustained his injury during a game against the 49ers. Coach Jeff Fisher reported that Wells fractured his left tibula, giving a prognosis of a four to six week recovery time. Prior to last … Continue reading NFL Player to Miss Remainder of Season From Broken Ankle