All sports have a risk of injury. In general, the more contact in a sport, the greater the risk of a traumatic injury. However, most injuries in young athletes are due to overuse. Most frequent sports injuries are sprains (injuries to ligaments) strains (injuries to muscles), and stress fractures (injury to bone) caused when an abnormal stress is placed on tendons, joints, bones and muscle.
Female athletes appear to have more risk of incurring a knee injury, particularly an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear, than male athletes. Researchers have several theories regarding the specific factors behind a female's increased risk, but these theories are still just that -- theories. Despite not knowing exactly what causes women to suffer more ACL injuries, many women's sports programs have implemented ACL injury prevention programs for their female athletes. So far, these prevention programs have been showing positive results and appear to help the athletes reduce their risk of a variety of knee injuries.
Special Issue on Sports Medicine and Exercise physiology
Keeping all these instances into consideration, Journal of Sports Medicine and Doping Studies Invites paper submission for our special issue based on “sports medicine and Exercise physiology” and “sports management” from quality authors till 30th of September 2015. All these articles would be published in October issue of our Journal.