When you’re getting an injection for tendon or joint pain, you want to know the needle is in the right spot. That isn’t a given, because the doctor can’t see the injury inside your body. But a growing number of sports medicine doctors have turned to ultrasound imaging to guide injections. Dr. S. Derrick Eddy […]
Every week, Dr. Joe Congeni, the director of Sports Medicine at Akron Children's Hospital, discusses timely topics for a sports medicine segment on WAKR 1590 AM’s Ray Horner Morning Show.
Dance is a beautiful combination of exercise and art. It’s a relatively safe sport as many of the serious, traumatic injuries we see with other sports rarely occur in dancers. What we do see in dance, however, is overuse injuries from hours upon hours of repetitive extreme motion at the joints. Snapping and popping at the […]
Northeast Ohioans, of course, will be cheering on LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in their second consecutive NBA finals match-up with the Golden State Warriors. But northeast Ohio parents of children who play sports may wish to root for LeBron but live by The Stephen Curry Model for Youth Sports. This year, Curry and […]
Playing youth sports benefits kids for a lifetime by teaching them valuable lessons on and off the field, such as teamwork, leadership, hard work and more. Unfortunately, players and coaches can get so caught up in winning that they sometimes lose sight of why they’re on the field. If your kids play sports, chances are […]
With warmer weather upon us, it’s running season. Just last weekend, I had runners participate in several marathon events, from Cincinnati’s Flying Pig to Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers to Louisville’s Kentucky Derby. One thing I recommend to all my runners who are experiencing repetitive injuries is Akron Children’s Runner’s Academy. In this individualized workshop, our physical […]
Cavs fans are watching media reports closely as news comes out about Golden State Warriors All-Star Steph Curry’s ankle problems. What many don’t realize is it began shortly after he joined the NBA in 2010. He had his first reconstructive surgery in 2011 and only played 26 games that season. After his second surgery in […]