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Dr. James Eitner
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Sports Injuries (Definition)

A sports injury is a condition in which a person has some damage to his body caused by his participation in a sport. Sports injuries include overheating, dehydration, joint sprains, muscle strains, bone fractures, ...Read more


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Can acupuncture treat sports injuries?

Can acupuncture treat sports injuries?

It's not standard: Standard western medicine does not incorporate accupunture into treatment of injuries. First and foremost injuries should be treated by conventional accepted practices. On top of that, check with your physician if there are any contraindications. Many professional athletes swear by accupunture and other modalities traditional physicians do not regularly embrace. ...Read more

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Do back braces work for sports injuries?

Do back braces work for sports injuries?

Not always: Usually it's better to stay loose when you have a back injury and not restrict movement with a brace. ...Read more

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What professionals are involved in hip fracture rehabilitation?

What  professionals are involved in hip fracture rehabilitation?

See below: The first doctor is usually an orthopedist. After that physical therapists, occupational therapists, brace makers may also be involved. If the fracture requires extensive rehabilitation, sometimes a physiatrist ( a doctor of rehabilitation medicine) may also be involved. ...Read more

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Does yoga usually help sports injuries?

Does yoga usually help sports injuries?

Yes!: Yoga is a great way to improve your strength and flexibility, both great ways to improve (or prevent sports injuries). Your local y or even your community center will offer low cost classes. There are different type of yoga the one called hatha yoga has movements that involves body movements and streching which helps. ...Read more

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Soccer player w/ knee pain, 8/10. No major injury, MRI +xrays show nothing. Worse pain in outside right knee. Tried ice, rest, stretches, running. Help?

Soccer player w/ knee pain, 8/10. No major injury, MRI +xrays show nothing. Worse pain in outside right knee. Tried ice, rest, stretches, running. Help?

Knee Pain: Many issues that could be causing your pain, without evaluating you its hard to assess. It could be a lateral meniscus pain, lateral collateral ligament issue, hairline fracture, patellar ligament pain, fibular head dislocation, etc... I would suggest seeing a properly trained sports medicine physician. ...Read more

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How would sports fitness trainers treat lumbar sciatica, the pain that radiates from hip to toe?

How would sports fitness trainers treat lumbar sciatica, the pain that radiates from hip to toe?

Not recommended: Causes of sciatica should be evaluated by a sports medicine professsional in order to properly direct treatment. Pain may be coming from a herniated disk, arthritis in the neural foramina (opening in the bony spine that the sciatic nerve exits in the low back), or other areas. Physical therapy, medication, injections may be warranted depending on the severity. ...Read more

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Shoulder muscle hurts from football and basketball back in high school. Who can evaluate?

Shoulder muscle hurts from football and basketball back in high school. Who can evaluate?

HAND SURGEON: Hello: please make an appointment with a hand surgeon who is an orthopedic specializing in hand, elbow and shoulder conditions and injuries. Best regards: mark reed, dpm www.Footpain.Org. ...Read more

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Does acupuncture work on sports injuries?

Does acupuncture work on sports injuries?

Possibly: Like any other treatment, some are effective and others may not be effective. Acupuncture is just another tool that can be used to treat injuries. ...Read more

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Multiple injuries in football, want advice on recovery?

Multiple injuries in football, want advice on recovery?

Chronic injuries: You need to be evaluated to find the root cause of your reoccurring injuries. ...Read more

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Are there any good ways to prevent/aid trochanteric bursitis, joint pain, during sports (important)?

Are there any good ways to prevent/aid trochanteric bursitis, joint pain, during sports (important)?

Stretch: Exercises to stretch the iliotibial tract can diminish pressure over the greater trochanter. Nsaids can be a good support. Keep moving, and prolong your warmup can help keep symptoms minimized during the activity. ...Read more

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24yoathlete.Sharp knee pain with ankle eversion+push off during walking. No swelling. Ext=no pain Flex=end range pain.No traumatic event.worsening?

24yoathlete.Sharp knee pain with ankle eversion+push off during walking. No swelling. Ext=no pain Flex=end range pain.No traumatic event.worsening?

Tendinitis of FDL/TA: Where I ur knee is the pain? If it is towards the bk, it sounds like u cd have strained the Flexor Digitorum Longus (FDL) tendon which runs from behind the knee to the medial (inner) part of the mid foot. If the pain is in the front, u cd have strained the tibialis anterior (TA) tendon instead, also known as "runner's knee" or "shin splints". Ice the area & rest; if not better in 2 wks, TTYD. GL. ...Read more

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Ankle sprain - should ATF ligament tear always require a surgery?

Ankle sprain - should ATF ligament tear always require a surgery?

BRACING/REHAB: Bracing and a formal rehab program should be tried first. If unsuccessful, then consider surgery. ...Read more

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Does acupuncture work with sports injuries?

Does acupuncture work with sports injuries?

Yes: Many of my patients have sports related injuries. I work with a military population so getting people back to full duty status as quickly as possible is important. It helps to control pain and shortens recovery time. ...Read more

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Broken c2-c6, t12, l3, shoulder scope, arthritis, carpal tunnel surgery. Horrible pain. Any suggestions for pain management besides pain pills?

Alternative therapy: Medications and other interventions that aren't thought of as traditional 'pain pills' can be helpful. Medications like various anti-seizure or anti-depressants can be tried as well as alternative therapies such as accupuncture, reiki, or guided exercise therapy are often helpful for many patients living with chronic pain. ...Read more

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Help please! i'm having knee pain from baseball practice?

Help please! i'm having knee pain from baseball practice?

See details: Then have the knee evaluated, preferably by an orthopedist. The are several possible causes including tendinitis, bursitis, arthritis, chronic sprains and even tears. ...Read more

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How many jammed fingers or finger injuries visits occur annually to e.R.'s, from sports activities?

How many jammed fingers or finger injuries visits occur annually to e.R.'s, from sports activities?

Lots: Lots but not enough. All jammed fingers should have an x-ray and a good examination. There is often fractures or ligament injuries that are not obvious to the lay persons eye. Delay in treatment ca lead to poor outcomes. ...Read more

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Which sports causes the most sports concussions?

Which sports causes  the most sports concussions?

Football: Collision sport athletes are the most likely to suffer from concussions. This especially includes athletes playing football, but concussions are also quite common in hockey, soccer, men's lacrosse, boxing, mixed martial arts, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


Dr. Kathleen Brady
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Pain Clinics (Definition)

Pain clinics are medical service institutions that are focused on pain management and assist people ...Read more