If you are like me, you like researching your injuries on the web so you can figure out causes, cures and treatment. The best sites will also tell you how to rehab the injury and what brace or support to use so you can continue in your sport.
My personal favorite is the Sports Injury Clinic
. I think it is the most "nuts and bolts" practical site I've found. Mike who owns the site is a physical therapist and an accomplished athlete. I have met him personally and can vouch for his credentials. The site is easy to navigate using key words or clicking on an "invisible man image" and has many demonstration videos and recommendations for treatment.
Another more technical resource is the online Wheeless Textbook of Orthopaedics
. This site has over 11,000 pages with more than 5,000 images. The site was originated by Dr. Bob Wheeless and is easy to search by clicking on a skeleton where your injury is located. You will find this site to be very, very technical if you are into details. I found this to be particularly helpful when I've needed a surgical procedure.
My last recommendation is the grand daddy of informative medical websites, the online Mayo Clinic.
This site is good general resource for any sickness or injury. It is not quite as in depth in terms of specific sports medicine rehabilitation and brace recommendations.
If you have any favorites please let me know and I will keep everyone informed.
About the Author:
Bruce is the president of Return2Fitness, an online sports medical resource and product center. His "entrepeneurial spirit" has resulted in the founding or acquisition of 20 companies during his 39 year career. Bruce is not a medical professional so please consult your local specialist before making any changes in the treatment of any injury or condition.
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