Posts Tagged: sports injury doctor

February is All About Heart

What are the best exercises for heart health? Cardiovascular health in Louisville, KY.

The month of February seems to be overflowing with symbols of love and devotion: shaped into candy, stamped onto cards, sewn into pillows and stuffed animals – the heart is everywhere! Valentine’s Day is only one event that happens to fall in the short month, though; February is American Heart Month, too. So, while you… Read more »

A Study on Concussions: Symptoms and Severity

What are the symptoms of a concussion

When it comes to concussions, oftentimes people are tricked into thinking that the symptoms and signs they experience are only temporary, since some of the more common ones aren’t necessarily considered severe. But this isn’t always true, and we’ll hear first-hand from Harriet Owen how brushing symptoms off, even after the smallest of head injuries,… 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 »

Return To Sport After Pediatric ACL Ligament Reconstruction

ACL Injury in Pediatric Athletes, ACL Injury Prevention

Return to sport after pediatric ACL ligament reconstruction and its effect on subsequent ACL injuries, the JBJS 2017. Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are common with estimates suggesting that there are upwards of 100,000 to 200,000 ACL injuries in the U.S. each year. Frequently acl injuries occur during sporting activities that require a lot of… Read more »

Patient of the Month Gail Tucker

Gail Tucker

Meet this month’s patient in the spotlight Gail Tucker! When COVID hit in March of 2020, Gail and her husband Dale (like many others) found themselves with a lot of extra time on their hands. Instead of going to the Northeast Branch YMCA, 4-5 times a week for the fitness center and water aerobics classes,… 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 »

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 »

Achilles Injuries: Everything You Need To Know

Achilles rupture, achilles tendonitis, achilles tear

The Achilles tendon is the most common tendon to rupture spontaneously. In athletes, it is the most commonly hurt tendon of the lower extremities. About 24% of competitive athletes and 40% of runners experience an Achilles tear at some time. In short, injuring the Achilles is certainly not rare. But that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t… Read more »

Understanding Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip

Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) is a condition in which the hip joint is not properly formed in newborn babies and infants. Found in every 1 in 1,000 babies, DDH is a treatable condition, detected and diagnosed through a physical exam. Hip Physiology The hip joint is a “ball-in-socket” joint, meaning that the rounded… Read more »