Participation in sports at all levels carries with it an inherent risk of injury. Over the last decade, the issue of head trauma has expanded tremendously as the risk of and long-term effects of head trauma and concussions has become better understood and recognized. The issue of head trauma and the use of helmets is… Continue reading Helmet Safety – Do we know the truth? – Carl W. Nissen, MD
Elbow pain can be uncomfortable and quite disabling. Fortunately, most cases of elbow tendonitis improve with simple noninvasive maneuvers. The most common tendinopathies involving the elbow are referred to as epicondylitis; we typically refer these common problems as "tennis elbow" and "golfer's elbow." Interestingly, however, most patients are neither tennis players nor golfers, but… Continue reading Treating Epicondylitis (“Tennis Elbow”) – Richard A. Bernstein, MD
Don't miss the latest special edition of Connecticut Medicine, featuring a timely article from the Connecticut State Medical Society Committee on the Medical Aspects of Sports that focuses on the safety and health of youth athletes. Many thanks to Michael Medvecky, MD, for his tireless efforts as guest editor. Click here to read the publication.
Ultrasound imaging is a modality that uses sound waves to produce images of soft tissue structures such as muscles, tendons and ligaments. It is safe and painless. Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning, sports ultrasound or sonography, involves the use of a small transducer probe with a gel that is placed directly on the skin.… Continue reading Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: A Tool for Improving Quality and Care – Gene Tekmyster, DO
Issues concerning sports specialization have increased significantly over the course of the past decade. Unfortunately, it is true that un-trained athletes and athletes returning back to their sport after a layoff, do improve rapidly if they specialize. This rapid improvement in ability in these situations is used to justify continued single sport specialization. From a… Continue reading Overuse Injuries – Carl W. Nissen, M.D.