Apophysitis: the growth disease

Apophysitis is a common disease in children and adolescents between 9 and 18 years old, and it is very frequent in young and adolescent athletes.

The importance of rest in the performance of young football players

Studying in the morning, training in the afternoon. From the moment the alarm clock goes off to bed time, the day-to-day of a young athlete is marked by a strict routine that takes most of their working hours up.

TriAnkle Project: 3D Printing of Personalized Implants for Tendons and Cartilages in Ankle Injuries

A woman footballer suffers an ankle overload after an important effort during a training session with the team that forces her to be out of the playing field for months.

Fluids and electrolytes in football

This process of losing body water is called dehydration, due to which acute or chronic dehydration, called hypohydration, occurs.

The Role of the Immune System in Sports Performance

The immune system is our body’s defence system against external elements such as viruses, bacteria, and fungi.

The Role of Carbohydrates in Football

Carbohydrates are one of the fundamental nutrients for all living organisms, together with proteins and fats.

Effects of heading the ball on the health of footballers

Forensic neuropathologist Bennet Omalu had no idea that the autopsy he was about to perform would turn the all-powerful National Football League on its head.


Nutrition plays an essential role in the athletes’ performance and health. However, the focus is often placed on some variables such as energy consumption or adequate intake of macronutrients (proteins, carbohydrates, and fats), leaving out the important role of other elements such as vitamins.

A step forward in the classification of muscle injuries

Muscle injuries are one of the main concerns in sports performance.

Player’s motivation in tough situations

Stadio Olímpico, Rome, in 2009. Manchester United and FC Barcelona are getting ready to play against each other in the Champions League Final.