Second Impact Syndrome
Zachary Lystedt suffered a head injury in an 8th grade football game, but returned to the field and continued playing. The star athlete played the entire game before collapsing on the field. He was diagnosed with second impact syndrome (SIS). He is now disabled, and his family has ...
Treatment of Tendonitis
Early intervention is the key to treatment of tendonitis. Tendonitis can be successfully treated but it is important to note that the treatment protocol for tendonitis is unique and different than treating other acute injuries. The wrong treatment can exacerbate the condition increasing the time for recovery.
Tendonitis can ...
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)
Following the apparent suicide of NFL player Junior Seau last May, an initial autopsy showed no signs of head trauma. But a more in-depth analysis by the National Institutes of Health found that Seau had degenerative brain disease. The NIH study into Seau's brain revealed he had abnormalities that were consistent ...
High Ankle Sprain (Syndesmotic Sprain)
Ankle injuries are one of the most common injuries in sports constituting approximately 10% of all acute injuries that are treated by physicians. A sprained ankle can occur on the lateral side of the ankle (most common), the medial side of the ankle (least common) ...
What is a hamstring strain?
The hamstring muscle group is the most frequently strained group of muscles in the body. The hamstring muscle group is actually made up of three muscles that cross both the hip and knee joints. These muscles are located on the back of the ...