Less than six minutes into the 2017-2018 NBA season opener, Kyrie Irving tossed an alley-oop to Gordon Hayward, who got tangled in the air with Lebron James as James contested the pass. As Hayward came back down, his left foot hit first and contorted beneath him — with a snap that could be heard across the stadium and on the broadcast.
Brett Martindale, Sports Medicine Physician at Ogden Clinic, talks about “tennis elbow” – the causes, symptoms, and how to treat it.
Dr. Sydney Piercey, Neurologist at Ogden Clinic, talks about the dangers of concussions in sports.
Of the 30 million American youth athletes that participate in extracurricular sports, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons estimates that some 3.5 million kids ages 14 and under annually seek medical attention due to some sort of sports injury. There’s always a risk of injury when it comes to any sort of physical activity – that’s just a fact of playing sports – but the good news is that there’s a lot that parents can do to ensure their children stay as safe as possible. With a new school year fast arriving and kids rejoining their various fall sports teams to prepare for the upcoming season, now is as good of a time as ever to review some of these safety strategies and tips:
You’re used to going strong. But when injury or lingering aches and pains slow you down, you need a team approach to get you back on the mend. Ogden Clinic now offers Sports Medicine, a specialty that works closely with our orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, and primary care physicians.
All too often, emergencies come out of left field. Your child may lose their footing and sprain an ankle, you can spike a fever on the weekend—these and hundreds of other scenarios catch us off-guard and need immediate attention.
You only have two big toes, and they both carry the greatest load of your body weight. Your big toes are critical to overall balance, so taking care of them is a big deal. Podiatrists across the country see patients suffering from arthritic big toe joint or hallux limitus/rigidus, which tends to present symptoms in people between their 30’s and 40’s. Arthritic big toe joint is one of the most common foot problems that primarily affect women.