Posts Tagged 'youth sports injuries'

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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Treating Your Ankle Sprain

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sprained ankleNo matter what your favorite sport or activity – basketball, tennis, lacrosse, hiking, volleyball, soccer, or Ultimate – there is a good chance at some point you will sustain an ankle sprain.  This can even happen by rolling your ankle when wearing heels, or stepping wrong off of a curb.  This is one of the most common athletic injuries, so I wanted to take some time to talk about ...

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What is Osgood-Schlatter Disease?

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I see a large number of adolescent athletes in my office that play a wide variety of sports, and many of these athletes come in with knee pain.  Most of these patients have conditions that can be treated without surgery, and I can help them get back to their sports fairly quickly.  Perhaps one of the most common causes of knee pain that I see in this adolescent age group that most people don’t know a lot about is Osgood-Schlatter ...

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Athletic Trainers are Valuable “Players” in High School Sports

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youth sports injuriesOne of the responsibilities that many sports medicine orthopaedists take on is providing medical coverage to local high school sports teams.  I provide on-field coverage for two local high schools during football season, and through this experience I have learned how important it is for schools to have an athletic trainer on staff, not only for football, but for all ...

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