4 Injuries That Hurt Female Athletes

Concussions, stress fractures, "runner's knee," and ACL damage are big problems for women in sports.

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How to prevent it: According to the AAOS, key prevention strategies include keeping your weight down, since extra pounds stress the joint; gradually ramping up your training; and making sure you're using proper shoes and running with correct form. A coach or trainer might also be able to recommend strength exercises to correct any muscle imbalances that make the knee susceptible.