What does LeBron’s recent anti-inflammatory injection mean?

With LeBron’s nagging back problems — he sat out last January and will likely miss the rest of the preseason games this year — many people are asking me if we should be concerned about his injury.

Why do concussions continue to be a hot topic?

Concussions continue to be a major topic not only in professional sports, but also now in the college and high school ranks. So, why are we focusing so much on concussion?

There’s now evidence to show that concussions can sometimes cause irreversible changes to the brain. So what was once thought of as a minor, short-term injury has become a much bigger deal due to concussion’s long-term effects.

Controversial debate: When should soccer players begin to head the ball?

New research came out recently that’s stirring the pot as to when kids should start heading the ball in soccer. The fierce debate has cut the medical field right down the middle.

Concussion diagnosis still not foolproof

With the recent news of Browns’ quarterback Josh McCown suffering a concussion in the season-opener against the New York Jets, I wanted to discuss the difficulty in diagnosing concussions. It’s especially a challenge in the college and high school settings where staffs and budgets are significantly smaller.

Vertigo, dizziness can point to life-threatening conditions

When you hear about dizziness in young athletes, they may be pointing to life-threatening conditions, such as a tumor or heart problem. A complete workup is necessary to rule these things out before a diagnosis of vertigo can be made.

Summer is time to get your sports physicals

With summer in full swing, now is the ideal time to get your preseason sports physical. Don’t wait until the day before practice starts because 15 percent of the time we find a medical issue that needs to be addressed.