Plantar Fasciitis Takes Pro Athletes Out of the Game

Super Bowl may be decided by a hidden factor: sore feet Last fall, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. While the veteran has played through multiple injuries— name an NFL quarterback who hasn’t— he is 39 years old and is the first to admit he doesn’t bounce back like he used to….

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Sports Injuries in Youth Rising in U.S.

With all of the emphasis on fitness, few Americans realize that sports injuries have risen dramatically in school-age children. While bumps, bruises and even broken bones have been with us forever, today athletes between the ages of 12 and 15 suffer 47% of all concussions. Most of these are preventable and predictable, according to an…

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Sidelined by Torn Meniscus

What do Juan Agudelo, Chipper Jones, Chris Paul, Salvador Perez, Alex Rodriguez, Kerry Wood, Chipper Jones, Eric Smith, Russell Westbrook and Derrick Rose all have in common? If you guessed « torn meniscus, »you win the jackpot. You’d also be correct in thinking this is a very common injury. The risk is highest for men over 40,…

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Pressure Mounts to Separate Kids & Football

What can you do when your son (or daughter) announces he’s made the football team and all you’ve been hearing is risk, risk, risky business? First, know and understand the risks. The evidence is growing and growing more serious about the longterm effects of football and head injuries. Players who’ve taken a hit to the…

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How to Speed Up Your Knee Recovery

Whether you are in bitty basketball of the NBA MVP, Platelet Rich Plasma treatment (PRP) is a reliable and accessible solution for knee injuries and severe or persistent knee pain. Treatments are competitive with alternative knee treatments and best of all, non-surgical. While certain injuries require knee surgery to remove extra scar tissue or correct bone…

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PRP – The Fastbreak to Recovery for Basketball Players

  Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a budding medical treatment that utilizes the patient’s blood to promote natural healing for quicker recoveries with extremely low risks. Trusted by the NBA’s biggest stars, it provides a solution to one of the most common and dreaded injuries that afflict these nimble giants – knee injuries. For athletes…

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Retaining Cardio Fitness After an Injury

An ACL or any other lower-body injury is devastating because it removes the athlete from the field. One major challenge is how to maintain fitness while the injury heals. Whether you are a pro or a serious recreational athlete, your ability to bounce back from a sports-related injury depends to a great extent on your level…

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Why You Should Choose Sports Medicine Over Physical Therapy For Your Sports Related Injury

Choosing the right medical specialist after your traumatic sports injury is a crucial step in the rehabilitation process. Your choice between a sports medicine physician and a physical therapist sets the tone for your recovery from the very beginning. When choosing between these two similar yet distinctly different forms of medical rehabilitation, it’s important to…

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