Dr. Joe Congeni, director of Sports Medicine at Akron Children’s, recently spoke with WAKR morning show host Ray Horner about the valuable lessons student athletes learned this fall. Below is a transcript of the discussion. Dr. Congeni: The high school fall sports season is coming to an end this week. And, over my 30 years […]
With the recent news of chickenpox invading the Kansas City Royals’ clubhouse, I’m reminded of the serious nature of staph infections inside high-school locker rooms. Staph infections begin with signs of redness and swelling, and then they’ll start to ooze and weep. A player may even become feverish if it’s left untreated.
It’s important to get the infection treated immediately because not only can it quickly escalate into something serious, but also other players are at risk for contracting the infection on and off the field.
The NBA play-offs are like a battle of attrition. It’s almost like watching the NFL. Teams plagued by injuries are falling off one by one. Kyrie Irving is struggling with a mid-foot sprain, while LeBron is battling an ankle sprain. Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls is combatting knee issues and now just in the last game, we saw him holding his arm like he had a stinger or burner.
Just before the second round of play-offs, the Cavs lose Kevin Love to a shoulder injury. It’s one of the worst things that could’ve happened to the Cavs and Cleveland fans. In a heated battle for the rebound, Love’s shoulder was dislocated. And when it pops out of the socket and doesn’t return, it’s a […]
After watching Cleveland Browns’ Tashaun Gipson take a hard blow to the knee in Sunday’s game, I wanted to discuss how slight differences in mechanics can cause major differences in outcomes.
Many times, the most significant knee injuries occur when a player’s foot is planted on the ground. That’s a classic case for torn ACLs.
In a recently released study, I was thrilled to see there are significant advantages for young women who play sports. Not only does exercise improve a young woman’s health, but it also prepares her for victory in the future.