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 […]
A lot of people are talking about a new technique called dry needling that has been shown to be effective on muscle tendon injuries. Though it isn’t acupuncture, physical therapists place acupuncture-like needles in the center of the muscle knot or trigger point to create a small lesion and release the contraction.
Hyperspecialization, when kids give up all other sports to focus in on one year-round, seems like the obvious track in building a star player. But, a recent study from UCLA proves diversification at a young age actually has more performance benefits in the long run.
When LeBron James suffered a deeply bruised thigh contusion in Monday night’s game against Charlotte, most people would have understood if he needed to take a timeout. But by continuing to play, he actually did the best thing he could for his injury.
Major league baseball players who slide headfirst into first base are setting a bad example for today’s youth. Not only is sliding headfirst slower that just running through the base, it also puts kids at a higher risk of injuries to their hands, wrists and thumbs.
Parents often ask me if there’s one type or brand of helmet on the market that I would recommend to help reduce their child’s risk of concussion. You may be surprised to learn that research shows helmet use doesn’t reduce the risk of concussion at all.