My Neurological Disorders and Diseases class at Thiel College, located in Greenville, PA, recently visited Akron Children’s Sports Medicine Center to learn about concussions. The information I learned made me rethink back to my days as an athlete and of the possible concussions that went misdiagnosed.
Overuse injuries are a big part of sports medicine. In fact, 70 percent of the injuries we treat in our office are overuse or overload injuries, with the other 30 percent being trauma injuries.
When the mercury hovers around zero, it’s best to take your exercise routine indoors. The amount of time until frostbite sets in is very short due to these cold temperatures and blistering windchills.
Frostbite starts out with numbness in the body’s extremities and can lead to discoloration due to decreased blood flow to those areas.
A recent news story linked Ray Lewis, a linebacker for the Super Bowl-contending Baltimore Ravens, and other prominent athletes to the Alabama company that supplies deer antler spray. Dr. Joe Congeni, director of sports medicine at Akron Children’s Hospital, discussed the use of this substance by athletes to recover from injury and enhance their performance. […]
While it’s common for high school athletes to lift weights to build muscle mass or increase strength, many parents wonder at what age kids should begin strength training.
Many athletes, particularly teens, often turn to “natural” supplements to give them a supposed competitive edge.