Posts Tagged 'football injuries'

Is Football Safe for Our Kids?

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shoulder_padsI have written on this subject in the past, and many medical experts have weighed in on this topic over the past year.  An excellent collection of expert responses to the question “Would you let your son play football?” can be read here on Dr. David Geier’s blog.  Since President Obama was recently asked about the violence ...

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Burners and Stingers

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It is that time of year again when weekends are spent at stadiums taking in football games, or at home watching them on TV.  From a sports and entertainment standpoint, for me this is the best time of the year.  From a professional standpoint, this is a busy time due to the increased number of traumatic sports injuries.  So much so that we host a Saturday morning sports injury clinic at my office during football season to help manage ...

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Turf Toe

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Turf toe is a term that’s thrown around a lot in professional sports, especially in the NFL, but what exactly is it? Does it only occur when playing sports on turf? Why does a toe injury keep players out of action so long? What athletes are at risk for turf toe? I’ll try to answer a few of those questions and more today.

Turf toe is a hyperextension injury of the great or big toe. The ...

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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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