One of the chief reasons people visit any doctor is low back pain.  It is estimated that four out of five people will experience low back pain at some point in their life.  It is a major contributor to health care dollars spent and in money lost in time off of work.  A...

Exercise can be a tricky business.  The vast majority of us don’t get enough exercise and don’t have to deal with the consequences of over-training.  However, many high school, college, professional and serious recreational athletes do indeed grapple with the effect of...

Despite the development of new treatment strategies and the improvement of old ones, the incidence of non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) has increased world wide in the past decades.  Traditionally, the therapy employed by most doctors has been to treat th...

In sports medicine, we often focus on the more severe and “down time” injuries and neglect the smaller, yet still important injuries.  Many of these injuries are evaluated and managed not by sports doctors but by coaches and trainers in the training rooms, locker rooms...

A knee injury can threaten any athlete’s career.  After headlines have assured readers that a star athlete has a minor knee sprain, arthroscopic examination often reveals that a combination of three injuries have occurred: two torn knee ligaments and a torn cartilage....

The focus of this week’s upper extremity column will be the overuse of injuries of the hand and wrist.  The wrist is a very complex area with several bones, muscles, tendons, nerves and ligaments, which can become injured or overused.

One of the most common wrist proble...

There are a whole host of conditions that affect the general population that can have special consequences in the active population.  One emerging occupational condition that also affects the athletic population is carpal tunnel syndrome. 

Ten to 15 years ago, few...

 In sports medicine, we often focus on the more severe and “down time” injuries and neglect the smaller, yet still important injuries.  Many of these injuries are evaluated and managed not by sports doctors but by coaches and trainers in the training rooms, locker room...

It’s no secret among successful athletes that in order to improve, you’ve really got to work hard. Many of these columns focus on not only how to work hard but also how to work smart. Part of working out smart is to know when to rest.

When you train, your muscles are mo...

Degenerative joint disease (DJD), commonly known as “arthritis” has been the subject of this column on more than one occasion.  Its repeated inclusion is justified for several reasons.  It affects millions of people worldwide.  It is one of the most common reasons for...

More than 600,000 people each year sustain an anterior cruciate ligament tear.  It is arguably one of the most discussed topics in sports medicine.  Millions of dollars have been funneled into research to find the best treatment for this injury.  And every sports medic...

Few people make it all the way through life without experiencing an ankle sprain to some degree.  It is undoubtedly one of the most common injuries seen in sports medicine.  Ankle sprains are quite prevalent in basketball, football, soccer, volleyball, track and baseba...

With today's dynamic health care environment, the need for allied health professionals to assume some responsibilities of the physician is particularly evident.

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