Dr. Eran Kessous

Sports Medicine
Rockville, MD
24 years experience male

Locations

Office

Silver Spring, MD

Address

11120 NH Ave. Suite 411, Silver Spring, MD
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue cross blue shield

Cigna

Humana

United healthcare

Medicare

No Value

Office

Rockville, MD

Office

Silver Springs, MD

Office

Silver Springs, MD

About

Bio

Dr. Kessous completed his sports medicine training at Harvard Medical School's Children's Hospital, in Boston. Dr. Kessous received his medical degree from St. George's University in 1999. He then completed a surgical internship at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. After three years as a general and orthopedic surgery resident at Tel Aviv Medical Center, he returned to Boston to complete a family medicine residency at Boston University Medical Center. During his sports medicine fellowship, Dr. Kessous was responsible for preventing, diagnosing and treating injuries for Boston Ballet dancers and Northeastern University athletic teams. In addition, Dr. Kessous has worked with various sporting events, including the Boston Marathon and the AT T USA Indoor Track and Field Championships. Dr. Kessous is board certified in both family and sports medicine. His main practice site is Montgomery Sports Medicine Center. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Kessous is an appointed clinical assistant professor at Georgetown University Medical School. He teaches sports medicine and musculoskeletal workshops to medical residents and students.

Specialties
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Sports Medicine

Languages spoken

Hebrew

Doctor Q&A

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Hard to say: Many times your response to sprains and breaks in the fingers is similar. You should see your doctor for further evaluation. If the finger is swolle... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: Jammed thumb with bruising could mean a serious injury. Go see your dr. Or a specialist.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: All in moderation and good balance between cardiovascular and weight training. Daily exercise is actually the current recommendation. Any daily exer... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
It depends: Depends where you broke it. If it involves the joint, you should go to a therapist at least for assessment and plan. You should see a doctor if you ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: If you lifted somethin heavy or strained your shoulder, it is probably ok to wait few days and see if it gets better.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Cast?: I am not aware of many circumstances that a broken humerus should be is a full cast... Various splints/braces are the preferred method of treating mos... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
No if done right: If done right and in moderation, there is no study that show any bad effect from exercise when you are young.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Leg pain: Anteromedial (front an inward) leg pain is the most common symptom. Mild cases only with running, and severe cases even with walking/standing. Shin ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Same process: The both span the stress injury continum... Stress injury to a bone starts with painless inflammation (microfractures). When pain starts we call thi... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Many possible reason: There are many reasons that this could happen--pneumonia, costochondritis, pleuricity to name a few. If this is not resolved within few days, go to... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Do not.: Too much stress on a broken bone can cause a non union, which means that your bone will never heal properly. Do not lift weights with your hands whil... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
No need.: Just eat a well balanced diet. The proteins you eat will provide all the necessary Amino Acids you need.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Not usually: Our body does not use protein for energy unless it is an emergency (starvation for example). The simple way to look at this is that it will first bre... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
EAT WELL: You should eat a well balanced diet with the appropriate amount of g=fruits and vegetables daily! in general, carbs before and protein after exc. If ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Many: Look into pilates which address the core very well.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Either: Whatever you like. I am not aware of any specific advantage or disadvantage of shower temperature.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
NSAIDS: The most common way is to start with nsaids (if you are not allergic and can tolerate). Another way for more "resistant" cases is injections (steroid... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Tenderness: The area just below your knee cap to the bony protrusion of your upper tibia (about 6 cm in length) is the patellar tendon. If it is tender to touch ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Brace and NSAIIDS: A brace used at night to keep your arm in extension as well as nsaids, can be helpful...
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Cartilage injury: The menisci (plural of meniscus) are 2 crescent, wedge shaped pieces of cartilage that are situated between the thigh bone (femur), and the leg bone (... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
CDC recommendations: See cdc recommendations in the link below http://www.Cdc.Gov/physicalactivity/everyone/guidelines/adults.Html.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Muscle vs ligament: There are no muscles in the ankle joint/apparatus. There are only ligaments and tendons immediately around the ankle. Ligaments and tendons can tear... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Fairly serious: Cysts form in areas of bone degeneration. Avascular necrosis meand that the bone is "dying" . There are few stages for this so there may be a possib... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: This fracture usually heals well. You should be able to bear weight even before that. Week 3.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
10-14 days: This is a very conservative answer. You could probably could start after a week.
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Advanced damage: When the damage to the cartilage (chondromalacia) underlining a bone is very significant, the bone overlying this cartilage starts to feel too much fo... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Dilution: Excess water (lots of water) can dilute some electrolytes in your blood. Those electrolytes are important in nerve conduction. Nerves activate your ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: If this was an acute injury (like a fall) and your hand is swollen, painful, and with decreased range of motion, you should definitely see a doctor. ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Water!: Unless you have a long workout in the sun, water should be good enough, and refreshing.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Lactic acid: When muscled burn glucose without oxygen (unaerobically) to produce energy needed for exercise, a bi product called Lactic Acid is produced. When thi... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
No: Absolutely not. No not expect any meniscal surgery to make you better than before the surgery. You may feel better then what you feel now, but even ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
6-8 weeks: That is a general rule for most uncomplicated fractures.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
None: Shin splints are stress injury to the tibia bone and surrounding sheath like structure (periosteum), not to the muscle. The gastroc-soleus complex (c... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Strtching: A physical therapy/ flexibility program is probably the best. Pilates is good also. You can start with "googling" the various stretching excercises ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
To sprains: Your hormonal status during pregnancy causes your ligaments to become more "stretchable". You are therefore more prone to sprains which are ligamento... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Inflammation: Tenosynovium is a sheath/tissue that surrounds many of our tendons. When this sheath gets inflammed we call it tenosynovitis. De Quervain's is tenos... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Any hadn't have bfre: Pretty much anything that is abnormal and you did not have immediately preceding to the injury... Examples - headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, f... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
No: Shoulder or in fact any workout should not halt your growth/height.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Tendon inflammaion: Overtraining. The symptoms are pain in the inside of the ankle/foot and painful ambulation. The treatment varies. I usually recommend a combination ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Virtually impossible: This is almost impossible to to without seriously risking your health. I suggest that you see your doctor and/or consult a clinical nutritionist.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
It depends: What is the definition of "minor" in theis case, and where in the elbow is the fracture. Fracture care depends on a lot of factors... You may need a... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Talk to your surgeon: It will be swollen and painful in the first few days for sure. The question of walking is hard to answer without knowing what is going to be done to ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Possibly: You may be experiencing the early signs of arthritic changes in your knee, which is a very common occurance after meniscal surgery. If it becomes to ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Look at detailed ans: Anxiety should not be a cause for muscle damage. You should look for another reason of your muscle pain.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Tricky...: I am not aware of fever as a classic symptom of concussion... Headache however is a major known symptom. If you had headache only, i would say that ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Consult your surgeon: Many surgeons have slightly different protocols as the technique and grafts vary. In general, you will start with range of motion exercises and conti... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
It depends: A femoral fracture is a serious injury that almost always necessitate surgery. Depends of the nature of the work, it could take few months easily.
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Deterioration: "chondromalacia patella" refers to "wear and tear" of the cartilage underlining the knee cap. There are few degrees and classifications to describe t... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
You : You probably sustained a strain or a tear in one of your calf muscle or tendon (or the musculo-tendinous junction. I would highly recommend that you ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
See a doctor: You need to have someone assess this. Not all meniscal tear necessitate a surgical procedure... This depends on many factors--your age, the acuity o... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kessous is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kessous is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you!I understand now that a 3to4 could mean that I need to see a orthopedic specialist.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

St georges univ sch of med
Graduated 1999MD

Medical/Graduate school

St. George's University School of Medicine
Graduated 1999MD

Medical/Graduate school

St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

Boston Medical Center

Residency

Tel Aviv Medical Center

Residency

Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland

Awards

Top Sports Medicine Specialist , Second Place, Maryland - Summer
2013
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

Night Time Pediatrics
Anne Arundel Medical Center
American College of Sports Medicine
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