Mon May 22 2017

Category: Sports Medicine


Chlorine in Pools Linked to Increased Asthma Risk in Children

Posted in Allergies, Asthma, Parenting & Pregnancy, Pediatrics, Sports Medicine

Chlorine in swimming pools increases the risk of asthma and allergies.  Chlorine is effective at killing pathogens in swimming pools, but it also irritates the skin, eyes, and upper respiratory tract of swimmers.  Recent research has found swimming in chlorinated pools can increase asthma attacks.  Now, researchers have found that children who swam in chlorinated [&hellip

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Treating Tennis Elbow

Posted in Exercise / Fitness, Sports Medicine

Tennis elbow is not just a problem for tennis players.  The medical name is lateral epicondylitis and the problem describes pain on the outside of the elbow.  The problem is usually a direct result of overuse and that's why it's associated with tennis players.  But, you can get tennis elbow from any activity that involves [&hellip

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Tibial Band Pain

Posted in Ache / Pain, Exercise / Fitness, Feet, Musculoskeletal, Nerves, Sports Medicine

It's called the tibial band, and it's just that.  It's a band that goes down on the outside of the leg.  It more or less goes from the hip all the way down to the feet in the way it works.  What happens is when the patellofemoral pain occurs in the knee, it can also [&hellip

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Evaluating Patellofemoral Pain

Posted in Ache / Pain, Knee, Musculoskeletal, Nerves, Sports Medicine, Teen Health, Tendons

It's called patellofemoral pain.  Basically, just below the knee cap, you have a tendon called the patella tendon and that tendon can actually become inflamed and irritated.  When it does, that pain can actually be something which can affect the way you walk, it can affect the way you perform in sports, and we see [&hellip

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How Much Walking Is Considered Moderate Exercise?

Posted in Exercise / Fitness, Sports Medicine

How much walking is moderate exercise?  People should be walking 3,000 steps in 30 minutes to get meaningful exercise from walking.  That's what researchers found and wrote in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.  The research was actually done at San Diego State University.  This translates to 100 steps per minute.  Researchers studied men and [&hellip

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High Fitness Level May Offset the Impact of Large Size on NFL Players’ Heart Disease Risk

Posted in Exercise / Fitness, Heart Health, Sports Medicine, Sports Safety

More than four million children between the ages of six and 17 play tackle, touch or flag football, and certainly more than of a few of them harbor aspirations of someday wearing an NFL uniform.  But as the size of professional football players has increased over the past 20 years, so has concern that this [&hellip

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Overuse Injuries in Young Athletes

Posted in Exercise / Fitness, Pediatrics, Sports Medicine, Teen Health

Dr. Brian McDonough interviews Mike Manning, Co-Founder of the All Star Baseball Academy on overuse injuries in young athletes

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Steroid Use by Young Athletes

Posted in Ache / Pain, Exercise / Fitness, Sports Medicine, Sports Safety, Teen Health

Dr. Brian McDonough and Co-Founder of the All Star Baseball Academy, Mike Manning, discuss steroid use amoung young athletes

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Mike Manning Talks about Over the Top Parents with Child Athletes

Posted in Exercise / Fitness, Pediatrics, Sports Medicine, Sports Safety, Teen Health

Dr. Brian McDonough interviews Mike Manning co-founder of The All Star Baseball Academy in Broomall, PA about parents and child athletes

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Overuse Injuries in Endurance Athletes

Posted in Exercise / Fitness, Musculoskeletal, Sports Medicine, Sports Safety

Are you an endurance athlete, or on the path to running that first marathon, or participating as a tri-athlete? Or are you a person who runs that daily 5k?  At first glance, you are to be commended because you are clearly doing all you can to stay in condition and keeping your heart healthy, but [&hellip

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