Yes. We all know about how women get osteoporosis from not getting enough exercise or calcium with vitamin d. Other factors that place women at higher risk are relatively loose ligaments as compared to men, wider hips when corrected for knee position, and weak quadriceps and hamstrings. Many people don’t know that the medial quadriceps muscle is at a mechanical disadvantage due to its position in women. Often strengthening this muscle decreases pain in the front of the knee.
R Tyler Boone, MD
Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery
Location and Office HoursEastern Oklahoma Orthopedic Center
6475 S Yale
Tulsa, OK 74136
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Oklahoma
- BlueLincs (BC/BS)
- CIGNA HealthCare
- Saint Francis Hospital
- St John Medical Center
Are women at a higher risk than men for certain sports injuries?
Jennifer Baima, MD, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, answered on behalf of Brigham and Women's Hospital
Why can blocking with the head in football cause a neck injury?
The neck is slightly bent when a football player leads with the head to block or tackle. In this position, the bones and ligaments cannot absorb as much force. This makes it easier for bone or spinal cord injury to happen.
(This answer provided for NATA by the University of Alabama Athletic Training Education Program.)
What are some common rodeo injuries?
Some common rodeo injuries are head injuries like concussions, knee injuries and shoulder injuries. Dislocations are common. (This answer provided for NATA by the California University of Pennsylvania Athletic Training Education Program.)
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