Category: Sports Medicine

June is Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month 0

June is Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month

MYASTHENIA GRAVIS (MG), which means “grave muscle weakness,” is an often misunderstood and underdiagnosed autoimmune neuromuscular disease that affects voluntary muscles. It strikes people of all ages, races and genders—currently at least 70,000 people...

The road to recovery 0

The road to recovery

Tips on the best way to tackle sports injuries Avoiding Injury Pre-hap is better than rehab. By recognizing your weaknesses you can train away red flags before they become problems. Dramatic increases in the...

The New P.E. 0

The New P.E.

It’s 8:30 a.m., and a group of high school students are dancing? This is the new face of physical education. In the old days, P.E. had a set schedule where we had basketball and volleyball....

How To Choose A Personal Trainer 0

How To Choose A Personal Trainer

The diagnosis is overuse and part of the prescription is: get a personal trainer. It just may be one way to stay out of the doctor’s office. The weekend warrior: on the court, on...

Treating and Preventing Golfers Elbow 0

Treating and Preventing Golfers Elbow

Almost everyone has heard of tennis elbow and many people have suffered from it. However, about ten percent of all elbow overuse injuries are a result of medial epicondylitis — golfer’s elbow. Golfer’s elbow,...

Shoulder Injuries Q&A 0

Shoulder Injuries Q&A

What exactly is the rotator cuff? The rotator cuff is about four muscles with a common tendon. They have as their function primarily to internally rotate and externally rotate the arm. It’s an important...

Quenching Dehydration 0

Quenching Dehydration

When the sweating stops and dizziness, weakness and nausea set in, it could very well signal dehydration. Derrick takes a water break every few minutes during practice. Dehydration has tackled him on and off...

Sports supplements 0

Sports supplements

Protein supplements Various types of protein supplements are available. They are usually sold as a means of increasing muscle bulk, sometimes as protein powders alone, sometimes with added carbohydrate. Some research supports the anabolic...

Chocolate Milk: Post-workout drinks 0

Chocolate Milk: Post-workout drinks

ONE OF THE BEST post-exercise recovery drinks could already be in your refrigerator, according to new research presented at the American College of Sports Medicine conference in 2010. In a series of four studies,...

Nutrition Mistakes 0

Nutrition Mistakes

Athletes have more at stake than non-athletes when it comes to making decisions about the food they eat. Not only do they need the right kinds of substances for good health, they also need...

Tips On Avoiding Tendinitis 0

Tips On Avoiding Tendinitis

Sometimes the aches and pains we have may go away when we begin to exercise. That isn’t necessarily good news. Aches that go away with exercise may signal tendinitis, a recurring problem for many...

Sports Nutrition 0

Sports Nutrition

Sound sports nutrition gives any athlete the winning edge by allowing the body to efficiently make energy, fuel performance, build muscle, and repair injury. The best nutrition for each individual depends on that person’s...

Food That Speeds Post-Exercise Recovery 0

Food That Speeds Post-Exercise Recovery

What you eat and how soon you eat it after exercising is key to jump starting the recovery process after intense workouts or sports participation. How soon muscles are ready for repeat exertion appears...