Each year, approximately 30 million students participate in organized sports in the United States, and an estimated 20 percent experience sports-related injuries. Sports injuries come in many forms, but they fall into two general categories: overuse injuries (caused by excessive stress on a muscle or bone) and acute injuries (caused by sudden trauma). ""Living with Sports Injuries"" provides a comprehensive overview of the causes and types of sports injuries, treatment and prevention, and more. Providing a crash course in sports injuries, this new book examines head and neck, shoulder, elbow, and hip injuries, and much more. Written in clear, straightforward language, this user-friendly book includes case studies and dramatized, real-life examples to illustrate the everyday impact of living with sports injuries.
Clifford D. Stark, D.O., is medical director of Sports Medicine at Chelsea Piers and assistant professor at Columbia University/New York-Presbyterian Family Medicine. Elizabeth Shimer Bowers writes about health for books, magazines, and Web sites. She is a copywriter and copyeditor for the National Women's Health Resource Center and lives in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania.