Posts Categorized: Sports Medicine and Sports Injury

Where Can I Play Pickleball in Louisville, Kentucky?

Where Can I Play Pickleball in Louisville, Kentucky?

Pickleball has been America’s fastest-growing sport for three years running, with over 2.4 million new players since 2019. Described as a cross between ping pong, tennis, and badminton, Pickleball is accessible for people of all ages and backgrounds. It’s addictive and fast-paced, and if you haven’t tried it yet, it’s about time!    There are now… Read more »

Patient of the Month: Savannah Schneider

Meet this month’s patient in the spotlight, Savannah Schneider! Savannah has been a longtime patient of Dr. Grossfeld. In the 5th grade, Savannah began seeing Dr. Grossfeld for knee issues, specifically patellar dislocation. Savannah’s knee issues stemmed from soccer, a sport in which these sorts of injuries are not uncommon. Patellar dislocation and patellar instability… Read more »

What is Mueller-Weiss Syndrome? Understanding Rafael Nadal’s “Rare” and “Incurable” Foot Condition

Mueller-Weiss Syndrome is a “Rare” and “Incurable” Foot Condition

Rafael Nadal is one of the biggest names in professional tennis. As a former World #1 and current World #5, the 35 year-old Spaniard has won the most Grand Slam men’s singles titles in history. He won the Australian Open this January, and appears to be vying for major wins during the upcoming clay-court season. … Read more »

Common Injuries in the Winter Olympics

What are the most common injuries experienced by Olympic Athletes? Learn here

As the 2022 Winter Olympic Games skate towards its finish, there’s a lot of anticipation around which country will take home the most medals. Right now, Norway and Germany are in the lead with 13 and 10 gold medals, respectively, while the United States trails with a formidable 8.  While there’s plenty of good reason… Read more »

7 Uses For PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) Injections

PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) injections are one of my favorite treatment modalities, and for good reason. This revolutionary therapy can be used to accelerate and promote healing, reduce pain, and limit inflammation in a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. As a form of “regenerative medicine”, PRP actually employs a small concentration of a patient’s own platelets to… Read more »

Shin Splints: Causes, Symptoms, And Treatment

Shin splints are common in runners.

What Are Shin Splints? Shin splints, or medial tibial stress syndrome, are a common sports related injury. Shin splints are a result of chronic inflammation caused by repetitive movement and stress to the tibia (shin bone). When overworked, the tendons, muscles, and bone tissue of the shin can sustain tiny tears, irritation, and inflammation. Most… Read more »

Why Are Hamstring Injuries So Common in Football?

Why are football injuries so common?

If you’re an NFL fan, you’re probably very familiar with hamstring injuries. Hamstring injuries, and hamstring strains in particular, are the most common football injury. On average, they occur over 172 times every season, and are increasing every year. This season alone, dozens of players from almost every team have gone down for weeks with… Read more »

10 Hidden-Gem Parks In Louisville, Kentucky

Where to Bike, Run, Hike, or Play Sports in Louisville, Kentucky

Whether you identify as a runner, fast walker, or recreational dog walker, you’re probably well-versed in the public parks around your house. In the past year, record numbers of people have flocked to their nearest park for recreation, exercise, social activities, and enjoying nature. Everyone has been spending more time outside, and it’s no wonder… Read more »

Preventing Cross Country Running Injuries

Student athletes running in a race are commonly injured

One of the most popular after-school sports in the fall is competitive, long-distance running, known as cross country. Cross country is highly accessible and draws interest from students of all ages and ability levels.  Despite the fact that many running-related injuries are very preventable, the rate of injury remains quite high for cross country runners…. Read more »

Plantar Fasciitis: Symptoms and Treatment

Heel Pain? It's Probably Plantar Fasciitis.

Did you know that 10% of the population will experience plantar fasciitis at some point in their lifetime? As one of the most common foot injuries and the leading cause of heel pain, plantar fasciitis ((PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis) is especially prevalent in runners and athletes, 40-60 year-old adults, obese adults, those who wear low-support shoes (like… Read more »