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
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.
Athletes who run, jump, kick, and slide are likely to strain some muscles around their hip. In fact, strains and contusions are the most common injuries experienced in young athletes. That being said, one should not assume that a child or adolescent athlete complaining of hip, thigh, or knee pain has “just a groin pull”… Continue reading Unique Hip Problems and the Pediatric Athlete: The Injuries You Don’t Want to Miss – Kristan Pierz, MD
Hygiene. Simply cleaning our hands, face and body. Soap and water. Sometimes taken for granted in all aspects of life including medicine and sports. In sports, wrestling is the sport that comes to mind where cleanliness is so important. Rugby, football, hockey, boxing, and the new player on the field MMA can be impacted as… Continue reading Star Player on Your Team: Hygiene – Thomas G Ward, M.D.