After a long winter, baseball and softball players are eager to hit the field. As we celebrate National Athletic Training Month in March, Akron Children’s certified athletic trainers like Mark Stefanik are dedicated to helping baseball and softball players stay well throughout the season. “The most common injuries I see for baseball and softball players […]
On the heels of Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Braxton Miller’s devastating news, I want to clear up any confusion about labral tears or glenoid labrum shoulder injuries. Depending on the injury’s severity, some athletes can play through it. Unfortunately that’s not the case for Miller. He’s out for the rest of this year.
I learned from a recent study that girls who play fast pitch softball are at a higher risk of concussion than boys who play high school baseball. That same study also showed that softball pitchers also suffer fewer shoulder and elbow injuries than baseball players. You may be as surprised as I was to learn the reasons why.
Professional sports are a million dollar industry and teams need to take a hard and fast look at the health and long-term viability of their players.
One of the most common injuries seen in my office is called impingement syndrome, otherwise known as an overuse injury to the shoulder. Today I spoke with WAKR morning show host Ray Horner about this topic.
I saw a recent study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, that compared the Mediterranean diet to a traditional low-fat American diet. After tracking 7,000 people over five years, they saw a significant reduction in strokes and heart attacks among those participants on the Mediterranean diet.