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Lacrosse players run on average between 3-5 miles in a typical game. A common overuse injury for athletes that engage in sports that incorporate a lot of running is tibial stress syndrome, or shin splints. Spin splints occur when the muscle pulls away from its attachment to the tibia (shin). When the muscle is not


Concussion is the most common head injury in most sports today. Parents and athletes need to understand a concussion is a traumatic brain injury and needs to be taken very seriously, as the injury could have lasting effects if not treated appropriately. Concussions can be caused through direct or indirect trauma, for example a direct
Lumbar strains and low back pain are common in athletes who play lacrosse with the repetitive nature of running and rotation of the spine with passing and shooting. It is important to determine what the back pain is coming from through consult with a physician to ensure treatment is appropriate for the diagnosis. If and

Wrist Fracture

Hand and wrist fractures are very common in lacrosse, mostly occurring from direct contact with another player or from a direct blow from an opponent’s stick. Another cause of injury is falling on an outstretched arm. A distal radius fracture, or broken wrist, involves breaking the larger of two bones in your forearm. An x-ray
The shoulder is the most dislocated joint in the body, about 95% of dislocations occur anteriorly. Anterior dislocation occurs when the arm is forcefully abducted, extended, and externally rotated, which commonly is seen when falling on an outstretched hand. With dislocation comes immediate shoulder pain and the injured shoulder may look different than the other.