There are very few of us that don't deal with injuries or niggles of some sort. So how can we prevent and manage injuries so that they don't stop us from living active lives? Here are some tips that I try to use in my training.
In a few weeks, high school football teams across the country will be starting practice for the 2015 season. It's an exciting time for athletes, coaches and parents. However, before the players put on helmets and pads for the first time a concussion awareness protocol needs to be followed.
Time for a crowd-sourced global conversation on human performance and mental fitness. Time to block bust the conventional thinking that to err is human. Or is the constantly digitally connected, multitasking, hyperactive, shifting behavior of youth heading us in another direction?
One of the most challenging parts of running is preventing wear and tear, so here's the low-down on the most common and problematic injuries David Geier, MD sees in runners, how to fix them yourself and when to get help.
These truths might not be popular, especially among people who like to stay busy and cyclists who like to travel in groups and draft behind one another. But they are insights that could only be gained by several days in a ditch, ER and hospital -- my own school of hard knocks.
Tommy John surgery is performed on athletes who have overuse injuries in the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL). The UCL is located on the inner side of the elbow. It helps to keep the elbow joint in place and prevent dislocation.
We've all been there. We have one of those weeks that make you want to stay in bed and cuddle your dog. Any combination of school, work, relationship, health, and personal drama seems unbearable as it simultaneously bombards you.
Critics of professional wrestling organizations often claim that because wrestling is "choreographed," it is completely fake. However, the injuries pro wrestlers sustain are in fact very real and very dangerous.
As the 2015 Major League Baseball season begins, I looked back at 10 athletes with notable season-ending injuries from last year -- each requiring corrective surgery. Let's take a look at where these 10 athletes are now as the 2015 MLB season begins.
As someone who has avidly watched and followed football for years, I failed to grasp the severity of the many injuries. I ignored the commentators and analysts who believed that football needed to get safer.
I'm not watching the Super Bowl this year. Not just because of Deflategate, although that's probably what pushed me over the edge. Mainly, I've realized it's a complete and utter waste of time. I have better things to do.
Why is it that the fun and satisfaction of participating in sports overwhelms our recognition that they could significantly destroy our body, be it the knee or the brain? The answer, I believe, is that as athletes we just can't comprehend the impact of the damage.
A new school year has begun. Unfortunately, sports-related concussion is a common injury among children and adolescents, and symptoms can seriously intrude on children's lives, especially if not recognized and addressed early on.