It’s that time of year again for high-intensity training and long practices on the field. With that comes dehydration and the dreaded muscle cramps. But beware, it’s not always muscle cramps from fatigue, heat and humidity. In recent years, we’ve heard about several cases of blood clots, even in young athletes.
Joseph Congeni, MD, director of sports medicine at Akron Children’s Hospital, discussed the recent injuries to Anderson Varejao. The Cleveland Cavaliers forward suffered a tear to his vastus medialis obliquus muscle in his thigh, as well as a season-ending pulmonary embolism (blood clot) in his lung. Originally aired on 1590 WAKR-AM on January 23, 2013. […]