Sports Medicine

Doc on Deck: Ankle injuries in youth sports

Athletes who suffer ankle injuries are often given suggestions for treatment that won’t do them any favors. Here is what should be done to help them heal… more »

Athletic Trainers Beware

I wasn’t sure if I was going to write this and address the dilemma I found myself in last year. I have been practicing athletic training for over 41 years. I was the Dir. Of Sports Medicine at Boston University for almost 30 years, and I am currently working at the high school level in Massachusetts… more »

Using Ultrasound after an ACL Reconstruction

A patient after an anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) faces higher risk of osteoarthritis, and that's especially concerning to athletic trainers and sports medicine professionals because research suggests that athletes are more prone to osteoarthritis than... more »

Reacting to Signs of Overtraining

Athletes—and Strength/Conditioning Coaches and Sport Coaches—are taught one guiding principle that extends well beyond athletics: The harder you work, the more success you’ll achieve. It’s a principle that is generally very accurate… more »

The Debate on Cupping as a Treatment Tool

Cupping is a technique for treating muscle pain, soreness and stiffness that has been around for thousands of years; it's mentioned in one of the oldest medical textbooks in the Western world, The Ebers Papyrus,... more »

Consider a Therapy Dog to Help Your Athletes

The Missouri Western State University athletic department recently added a six-month-old Australian Shepard therapy dog, named Myron, as a new member of the staff to help its student-athletes overcome their challenges.Myron was added to the... more »

Are ice baths really effective as treatment?

Are ice baths really effective as a way to reduce inflammation of those sore muscles? We take a look at what the research is saying… more »

When diagnosing an injury is elusive

There are times when we will be faced with an injury or illness that stumps us. We may not be sure about our own ability to evaluate it… more »

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