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When Can You Expect Your Favorite Player Back in the Game?

It’s been an exciting season to cheer on the New England Patriots, but the Patriots have also suffered many injuries throughout the season. With the time until the playoffs dwindling, fans are hopeful that the top players will be back on the field in time for the big games. Thomas Wuerz, MD, a sports medicine expert at NEBH looks into some of the injuries we’ve seen this season, including their recovery times, so you can gauge when the players will be back in action.

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Safe Skating: Preventing Ice Sport Injury

It’s winter sports season again! Figure skaters, hockey players, and recreational skaters are all ready to tie on their skates and enjoy the ice. But before you hop on the rink, check out advice from orthopedic surgeon Jeffrey Zilberfarb, MD, on staying safe during ice sports. From falls to frostbite, you’ll want to keep yourself protected.

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Benefits of Dynamic Stretching

Whether you’re warming up before a big game or looking for exercises to relieve chronic pain, a dynamic stretching routine will provide many benefits. Dynamic stretching, in which you move through a range of motion, provides a full body warm-up, increases your flexibility, activates your stability and core muscles, and helps you improve your range of motion. Dynamic stretching challenges your muscles and will allow you to perform better on the field or in everyday life.

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Staying in the Game: Preventing Common Hand and Wrist Injuries in Basketball

Basketball season is just starting, but already players are sidelined with injuries. Hand and wrist injuries are particularly common in basketball because of the shooting, dribbling, catching, and rebounding that put the hands at risk. Dr. Hervey Kimball, a hand and wrist orthopedic specialist at NEBH, shares information about a few common basketball injuries and how to help prevent them.

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Getting Back Into the Game after Injury

Getting back into your sport after an injury can be physically and mentally challenging. Luckily, as an athlete, you are already ahead of the game: athletes heal more quickly than non-athletes, and they tend to complete their physical therapy programs with more drive because of their motivation to play.

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