Sports Medicine

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D., President, Sideline Sports Doc, Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: An Emergency Action Plan (EAP) is a key document that outlines the specific steps taken by a Club, Tournament Director, High School, or individual team in case of a serious health or environmental emergency. Be sure to develop
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Not all P.T.s are created equal. Find a professional who values evidence over anecdote. In some instances, physical therapy can be as effective as surgery, as indicated by one study on meniscal tears. Other research is exploring its effectiveness in partial rotator cuff tears. There’s been a quiet revolution taking place in the field of
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When it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, sleep is just as important as diet and exercise. But despite its role as a contributing factor towards the normal healthy functioning of the human body, it is commonly neglected. There are, however, several steps you can take to improve your sleep routine and enhance your life.
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Playing sports helps people create a sense of community. Moreover, sports promote fitness, they’re enjoyable, and they’re a channel for developing careers for people gifted in sports. Regardless of where you’re in, the benefits attached to sports are evident to most people.  Whether it’s through the large number of supporters in a stadium whenever there’s
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An estimated 3% of the population experiences some degree of scoliosis. The average person is born with 24 bones in their spine. Those bones do not remain perfectly straight in some people and can misalign into a sideways ‘s-shaped’ curvature called scoliosis. This condition can be painful and dangerous to internal organs. Scoliosis occurs most
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If you are a runner, let’s face it, getting injured stinks. It doesn’t matter if you are training for a marathon or preparing for your first community race, being knocked off course with pain can be very hard to handle mentally and physically. Be forewarned: injuries are very common among runners. Recent research estimates that 82%
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The summer of 2021 came in sizzling, with June temperatures in many parts of the United States shattering records, baking landscapes and prompting those of us who usually exercise outside to question when, how — and if — we should continue to work out in nature’s furnace. Helpfully, a group of exercise scientists wrote a comprehensive
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One of my greatest pleasures during the Covid-19 shutdowns was having the time to indulge in hourlong phone conversations with friends and family whom I could not see in person. Especially uplifting were my biweekly talks with Margaret Shryer, a twice-widowed 94-year-old Minneapolitan. I met Margaret in Minneapolis in 1963, six months after her first
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