Posts Categorized: Leg Injuries

When is it too Early for Youth Sport Specialization?

Dr. Brian Feeley considers sports specialization to be intensive, year-round training in a single sport with the exclusion to other sports. There was a concern that early single sport specialization may lead to increased rates of overuse injury and psychological burnouts. Dr. Brian Feeley, Julie Angel, AT-C and Dr. Rob LaPrade have come together to publish an article… Read more »

Nine Facts/Tips about Hamstring Injuries in Soccer Players

When it comes to sports injuries, hamstring injuries in soccer players are very common.  As a board certified sports medicine doctor, Stacie Grossfeld M.D. has treated many soccer players suffering from hamstring injuries. According to the American Journal of Sports Medicine, hamstring injuries are the most common type of sports injury. Hamstring strains are often caused… Read more »

Top 9 Things to Know About ACL Injuries

Anterior Cruciate Ligament, often referred to as ACL injuries, are the most common knee injuries athletes suffer. While an extremely active individual could possibly suffer this type of injury, an ACL tear is most common in athletes. This is because of the stop and start movements associated with sports such as football, basketball, hockey and more…. Read more »

New Information on Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome

Some athletes experience exercise related pain in the lower leg caused by chronic exertional compartment syndrome. The American Journal of Sports Medicine published an excellent article on this in May, 2016. The research, by Dr. Winkes, took place at the Maxima Medical Center in Veldhoven, Holland. Runners, soccer players and other distance athletes may experience chronic exertional compartment syndrome. It is… Read more »

Study Finds that Vitamin D is a Risk Factor for Stress Fractures

Stress Fracture Treatment and Vitamin D Stress fractures are known for causing tiny cracks in a bone and pain to the affected area. This type of injury is often sustained through repetitive movements or overuse common in sports like long-distance running. Many individuals and athletes that run long distances or those that engage in activities that… Read more »

Patella Dislocation in High School Athletes

What is the risk of having a patella dislocation or subluxation among high school athletes in the United States? Many high school athletes, coaches, parents and physicians are discovering that the intensity and competition in high school athletics is growing every day. With this level of activity, it seems that athletes are more prone to… Read more »

ACL Injuries in Non-Contact Sports

Over 100,000 ACL injuries occur every year in the United States. ACL injuries in non-contact sports account for 70 percent of all ACL injuries. Non-contact sports such as basketball, tennis, ice skating, and golfing have the potential to cause serious ACL injuries. For example, a basketball player dribbling down the court comes to a sudden stop…. Read more »

Hamstring Strain? Prevention and Rehabilitation Tips

Sudden sharp pain, popping, tearing and tenderness — these are the general symptoms associated with hamstring strains. This injury can be sidelining and chronic if you do not take the appropriate precautions or steps towards rehabilitation. While most hamstring strains occur on the field or court during a soccer, football, or basketball game, they are… Read more »

The High Cost of Hockey Injuries

NHL Injuries Come with High Costs The fiscal importance of sports injury prevention is emphasized in a recent medical study by Dr. Michael Cusimano at Toronto’s St. Michael’s Hospital. National Hockey League (NHL) teams and their insurance companies paid over $650 million in salary to NHL players who were unable to play due to sports… Read more »

Football Injuries – NFL Injury Update 2013

An elite athlete who is a pro football player has a career in the NFL on average for 3.6 years. Pro football players tend to sustain football injuries at much younger ages than the general population. Two interesting studies were published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine in 2013 looking specifically NFL football injuries…. Read more »