Latest Sports Medicine Shows

Treating Olympic Athletes

Aug 17, 2016

What is the difference between a regular athlete and an athlete ready to compete on the world’s biggest stage? Sports medicine specialist Dr. Stuart Willick says it comes down to dedication, good genes and a bit of luck. Dr. Willick has worked with Olympic and Paralympic team members and shares ...

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Just Another Pulled Groin, or Is It Something Else?

Aug 9, 2016

Your coach says you might have a pulled groin while running or playing sports. But is that what it really is? Contrary to what people hear, groin pulls are not common. Multiple groin pulls are even less common. Dr. Tom Miller talks to Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Travis Maak about what really could be ...

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What it Takes to be an Olympic Athlete

Aug 4, 2016

Olympic athletes push their bodies to the limit to become the best in their sports in the world: extreme training schedules, rigorous diets and anything they can do to become more competitive. But what is it like for a doctor who treats those athletes? Dr. Stuart Willick, sports medicine doctor at ...

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Encourage Your Child Athlete to Play Several Sports, Not Just One

Jul 29, 2016

Pressure from coaches and the drive to secure those competitive sports scholarships can make parents urge their child athlete to specialize in a single sport. It may seem counterintuitive, but recent studies show that playing many sports can be beneficial to young athletes. Sports medicine ...

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Treating Dislocated Shoulders in Athletes

Jul 26, 2016

Shoulder instability, also known as a dislocated shoulder, is a common injury among athletes. Typically, the shoulder can be put back into place and treated with mild pain medication and rehabilitation. Yet, after experiencing their first dislocation, many people are more likely to suffer subsequent...

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Techniques You Can Use to Prevent Tendon Injuries During Your Workouts

Jul 20, 2016

Tendon injuries like tendonitis and tennis elbow may seem like a regular part of working out, but you should take steps to avoid them. Once you have a tendon injury, it can take months, even years, to improve. It is always better to prevent them in the first place. Dr. Emily Harold is a sports ...

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Why Most Ski Injuries Happen After 3:30pm

Feb 17, 2016

Dr. Travis Maak used to volunteer on the ski patrol. He says everyday after 3:30pm is when the injuries start happening. But what makes 3:30pm different than 10am? Is it conditions or conditioning, or a bit of both? Listen as he identifies the factors he thinks contribute to those late in the day, ...

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