Video: Connection between Hormones and Athletics

Female athletes suffer ACL injuries as much as 8-times more than their male counterparts.

The reasons for this are complex, but estrogen likely plays a role.

Estrogen is important for muscles and bones, contributing to strength and injury recovery.

Estrogen can also impact tendon stiffness, leading to muscle strains.

It also has an impact on ligaments, including the ACL.

It’s clear that estrogen can be both helpful and harmful so tracking our hormones when planning athletic activity could be useful.

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