Archive for 'Sports Injuries'

KDF mini-Marathon Training: Sprains and Strains

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I am now about one month into my training for the mini-Marathon and things are going well, but I did suffer my first setback this past week.  I did some interval runs last Monday, and they were difficult but I didn’t have any problem finishing them.  However, I did notice that my hamstrings were tight later that night.  I ...

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Side Stitches and Running

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Louisville Orthopaedic SurgeonYou’re just getting started with your running program and you’re making good progress.  You’re starting to feel really good about your training, and then one mile into your weekend run you begin to feel an intense, cramping pain just under the right side of your rib cage.  The pain becomes so severe that you are forced to break your stride and stop running for a moment.  Persistent as ...

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KDF Marathon Training: Preventing Injuries

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KDF Mini marathonHere in Louisville many people put all their New Year’s resolutions to the test by training for the city races.  I have a few past Triple Crowns under my belt, but while I still run on occasion for exercise, I have not trained for a race in over nine years.  When Norton asked me to be the medical ...

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Browns Mishandled Colt McCoy’s Concussion

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I know I’ve written about concussions a lot recently, but there is so much in the news lately about them that the topic is on my mind a lot.  Just this week, in the Thursday night NFL game, Cleveland Browns QB Colt McCoy took a viscous shot to the head by Pittsburg Steelers LB James Harrison.  Anyone watching the game ...

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Are NFL Players Taking Concussion Risks Seriously?

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Earlier in the football season, I wrote about concussions and why they are a serious issue.  Last week during Monday Night Football, something happened in the NFL that highlights why concussions will likely continue to be a difficult injury for doctors and trainers to treat effectively.  Rob Gronkowski, a second-year tight end for the New England Patriots, took ...

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