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Tour de France: Cycling Safely this Season

The 2014 Tour de France is underway, and several top cyclists have pulled out of the race due to injuries. In this grueling competition, common injuries are most often caused by cyclists crashing into each other and falling off their bikes. For casual cyclists, the most commonly reported injuries come from overtraining and improper bike fit. Scott Taylor, a physical therapist at NEBH and an avid cyclist, has the following tips to cycle safely this season.

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World Cup: Preventing Common Soccer Injuries

Soccer is an extremely popular international sport, and with the World Cup in full swing, it’s an exciting time to be a fan. Like any high intensity sport, there are a number of common injuries that can occur for both the professional and casual athlete. Dr. Courtney Dawson, orthopedic surgeon at NEBH, suggests the following tips to stay safe while on the field.

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5 Tips to Help Prevent Sports Hernias

June is Hernia Awareness Month, which focuses on providing hernia education on prevention and treatment options. One type of hernia is a sports hernia, which is a painful strain or tear of any soft tissue (muscle, tendon, or ligament) in the lower abdomen or groin area. Dr. Lisa Ferzoco recommends taking the following precautions to help prevent sports hernias.

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6 Tips to Prevent Foot and Ankle Running Injuries

Running is a popular spring sport that offers a number of health benefits. However, when not done properly, running injuries in the foot and ankle are very common. Whether you are running a 5k or a marathon, these tips from Dr. Jeffrey Jockel, a foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon at New England Baptist Hospital, can help reduce the risk for injury.

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